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She believes in the need to develop the girls’ confidence and self-belief, combatting what she refers to as the ‘intensity of self-effacement in women’. Says it’s a real privilege to run a school so full of magic and alchemy with very bright girls and outstanding results. Stone staircases lead to bright corridors, windows onto the happy, busy atmosphere that emanates from both classrooms and laboratories. Girls look relaxed and involved. Our guides proudly showed us the Rutherford Centre, a great facility for all the performing arts...

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Wimbledon High School students are lively, creative and academically successful. In a stimulating, intellectually challenging and friendly environment, girls enjoy a fully rounded school life, getting involved and taking the lead from an early age. Our teachers are passionate about sharing their knowledge, inspiring girls to probe deeper, question further. With the support of friends and peers, our students' self-confidence and independence of spirit grow. They learn to be resilient learners, able to manage risk and the tough challenges that life can present. ...Read more

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All-through school (for example 3-18 years). - An all-through school covers junior and senior education. It may start at 3 or 4, or later, and continue through to 16 or 18. Some all-through schools set exams at 11 or 13 that pupils must pass to move on.

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Headmistress

Since 2014, Jane Lunnon BA (Bristol) (40s). A North London Collegiate School alumna, read English at university and, after an initial career in marketing, decided she’d prefer to teach. Immediately found a job at Wellington College where 12 years saw her progressing to head of English and assistant director of studies. Then to Priors Field as head of sixth form and, later, deputy head. Returned to Wellington in 2010 as senior deputy to Anthony Seldon, who, she says, taught her to ‘be ambitious in your aims’. She played a key role in the leadership team, working to increase the profile of girls in the school. Thence to Wimbledon High. She and her husband, who is still at Wellington, have two teenage children and live on the college premises.

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Special Education Needs

We aim to support every student to become a successful independent learner with high self-esteem. We identify students with particular educational needs and aim to help them achieve their best, and help teachers devise classroom strategies to support their learning. Study skills and time management workshops are provided for individual year groups. All students are screened for Specific Learning Difficulties during their time in the junior school and in year 7. New entrants to the senior school in years 8-13 are also routinely screened. We are committed to developing a close relationship with parents, informing them about, and involving them in, all decisions relating to the students. If a Specific Learning Difficulty is identified, we hope that parents will agree to pay for support tuition and an Educational Psychologist's assessment if required. An Individual Educational Plan with specific targets is drawn up and the student's progress monitored closely. There are students at Wimbledon High School with dyslexia, dyspraxia and dsycalculia. We aim to offer careful and sensitive management so that teaching and learning can proceed in a positive fashion. Both junior and senior departments have Learning Support Co-ordinators and Able and Gifted Co-ordinators. Visiting Learning Support teachers come into the junior school. The senior school offers advice and links for students with English as an Additional Language.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Dyscalculia
Dysgraphia
Dyslexia
Dyspraxia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Genetic
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
PD - Physical Disability
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
VI - Visual Impairment

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