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.
Sixth Form scholarships
Bursaries for new entrants
Hardship awards for existing pupils
Lump sum payment discounts
“Things may be more straightforward now, in terms of girls pursuing an academic life and having the freedom to imagine many different variations of their futures, but we are under no illusion – it’s a competitive world out there for our Sixth Form leavers. That’s why our eye is firmly fixed on helping them imagine our students equip themselves for the challenges of 21st Century life from a young age – and to have a lot of fun tackling the challenges on the way!.
School years are a journey of discovery – outward and inward – and we revel in that adventure. Take a look around our site to find out more – academic life and results; the friendly community you would be joining and the many opportunities for enrichment and fun that you would have.
I hope that you capture some of the essence of this special school by visiting these pages and delving into some of the stories that make up WHS life.