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All schools say that they nurture every child as an individual, but this is easier to achieve in a school of 110 rather than an academic supertanker of 800 or more. Kindness is encouraged at every turn here; interpersonal problems are dealt with. ‘Friendship group issues can seem amplified because the school is so small,' said a parent, ‘but that also helps girls push through them. ‘The school is driven by the arts,’ a girl told us proudly. Lots of drama for different age groups, from…

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Wychwood is a unique and friendly day and boarding school for girls aged 11-18, with excellent academic grades and outstanding pastoral care. Situated in the heart of Oxford, we offer an exceptional education for pupils of all abilities through small class sizes which allow for extensive individual attention. Established in 1897, individuality has always been more important than conformity at Wychwood and the girls have opportunities for success in many directions. We pride ourselves on giving each pupil the consideration and total support of a highly dedicated staff, enabling them to discover, realise and exceed their initial potential. ...Read more

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Headmistress

Since 2012, Mrs Andrea Johnson BSc (early 60s). Comes from a family of teachers and doctors and intended ‘never to do either’. She was educated at Sherborne School for Girls, read chemistry at Durham followed by a PGCE there ‘because it might be useful’, and then, unexpectedly, fell in love with teaching. Began teaching at a large comp in Sunderland, then on to head of science at Battle Abbey School, and then 20 years at Tudor Hall where she was head of physical science, housemistress and eventually assistant head. The first head of Wychwood not to be an old girl. Teaches chemistry to year 7 and at GCSE. Married to a retired scientist, her two adult children haven’t fallen far from the tree: son is a teacher in Bicester; daughter is pursuing higher education...

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Special Education Needs

10-09

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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