Senior School

Welcome to the Senior School

The Senior School aims to provide a learning environment which allows individual girls to reach their personal best in a wide range of ways: in maximising their academic achievement, in developing their personal qualities, in providing opportunities for them to grow as responsible members of a community and in encouraging their creative and flexible thinking.

  • We are proud of our history and traditions, but also responsive to change and forward-thinking.
  • We provide a broad, balanced and flexible curriculum which is regularly reviewed.
  • We have high expectations and support each girl to meet them by monitoring her individual progress with the best possible pastoral care.
  • We encourage girls to develop confidence - in themselves as individuals as well as in their abilities.
  • We work in an atmosphere where girls can be happy and relaxed, but at the same time concerned for others and self-disciplined.
  • We seek to develop qualities and skills that will prepare girls for a changing future: a capacity for life-long and independent learning, skills in accessing information, flexibility in outlook, creative capability, independence of mind and the ability to communicate well.
  • We enrich and extend the curriculum by providing opportunities for a wide range of activities both within the classroom and outside that cater for all interests and abilities.

Dr Ruth A Weeks
BSc Hons PhD
Headmistress

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Art exhibition showcases student talent

This year’s Art Exhibition took place on Thursday 29 June, at the same time as Open Day, which meant that visitors as well as parents had the opportunity to...

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Excellence Book for Summer Term 2017

The following Senior and Sixth Form girls have been commended for their excellent work during the Summer Term:  IN ART  For...

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Year 9 conquer the great outdoors

A group of Year 9 students spent last weekend in The Peak District. As part of their Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award the 47 girls planned a two day, self-sufficient...

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