St Gabriel’s School

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St Gabriel’s offers an innovative and inspiring education to children from the age of 6 months to 18 years.

Gifted & Talented

In the Senior School, we run a Challenge & Extension programme, which is tailor-made for each student. Once pupils have been identified, they are given a mentor from the teaching staff, who meets with them regularly to support and encourage them in their work. The mentor’s role is also to extend the pupil’s interests outside of the classroom.

St Gabriel’s runs a very successful programme of external speakers and, whilst these talks are open to all students, those on the programme are expected to attend. There is also the opportunity for Year 7 and Year 8 pupils to submit and present a scholastic essay in the Spring Term and this leads them towards the HPQ in Year 9 and Year 10.

Scholars also meet with the Principal and the Challenge & Extension Co-ordinator for termly Scholars’ Breakfasts to discuss how they are doing and to take part in topical discussions.

SEN

At St Gabriel’s there is a SENCo and a full-time qualified member of staff to teach children with Specific Learning Difficulties. Through referral form other teachers, statistical analysis and further assessment we provide an individual bespoke programme of study to aid dyslexics, dyscalculics, and others with dyspraxic or language based difficulties to fully access, follow and enhance their success across the curriculum. There are a few members of staff with an EAL qualification who are employed for additional support should the need arise. Pupils with sensory or physical impairments will be accepted if we feel this is a suitable setting for their education.

Bursaries & Scholarships

Montagu Awards are monetary awards made available at 11+ with the specific aim of making St Gabriel’s accessible to girls who would not otherwise be able to enjoy the unique education we offer.

The awards, made at the Principal’s discretion, are offered to girls who show particular academic ability or to Art, Performing Arts or Sports scholars. Montagu Awards are subject to financial means-testing.

Applications for Montagu Awards should be supported by the girl’s current head teacher.

Bursary Guidance and a Montagu Award application form may be downloaded from our website, www.stgabriels.co.uk/bursaries.

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