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As with other high-achieving schools, everything you’d expect in the way of stunning stuff to play, perform or create is on show on a nearby pitch, platform or podium. Caters for all sorts in innumerable venues, sweet-toothed first years to Cadbury’s World, skiers to Whistler, budding sixth form medics to West Herts Hospital and female highflyers past and present regularly celebrated with events and talks. Appreciative parents accept school for what it is and don’t expect much in the way of radical change – except, that is, at Christmas, when the…

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Cambridge Pre-U - an alternative to A levels, with all exams at the end of the two-year course.






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Since 2013, Rhiannon Wilkinson MA MEd (50s). Previously principal at Harrogate Ladies' College, one of many curves in perfectly rounded career that includes five years at Haileybury as director of studies and two at Cheadle Hume School where was director of pastoral system. Married with children - husband, Donald is a retired headmaster.

Choice of profession early and unwavering, thanks to family clan of fulfilled teachers (has happy memories of washing out paint pots in mother’s classroom). Started in large comprehensives in Devon and south Manchester, then (sensibly ignoring relative’s confident predictions of ‘career suicide’) spent 11 years in Hong Kong and Brunei schools where managing international and affluent families honed parent-whispering skills. Only career downside - has lived in school accommodation since age of 27. ‘Probably makes me a...

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Independent schools frequently offer IGCSEs or other qualifications alongside or as an alternative to GCSE. The DfE does not record performance data for these exams so independent school GCSE data is frequently misleading; parents should check the results with the schools.

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Special Education Needs

The School is selective with entry by examination and so caters only for academically able girls. Girls with SpLD are given extra support by specialist teachers with SpLD qualifications. The Learning Support Co-ordinator works closely with staff and Housemistresses to ensure the girls are supported. Girls are given special examination provision where appropriate. 10-09

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
English as an additional language (EAL)
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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