Curriculum Overview

The Senior School provides every girl with a broad, balanced and rigorous academic education which allows for continuity and progression whilst recognising that each girl possesses her own unique combination of gifts and talents. We recognise and nurture strengths, identify and resolve weaknesses, and encourage individuality and independence. From their first day in the Senior School, well-motivated girls are challenged by a balanced, yet wide-ranging curriculum, delivered by highly-qualified subject specialists.  There are many opportunities for girls to develop their talents in Art, Drama, Sport and Music, as well as ensuring academic rigour in the core subjects, Languages and Humanities. 

We know our girls well and track our students' progress carefully to ensure a high quality experience for each individual. Every girl has challenging, objective targets against which her development is measured. This means we can intervene quickly to assist us in keeping all students on track, to achieve above and beyond expectation.

In Year 7, all girls study the core subjects: English, Mathematics, Theology, Biology, Chemistry and Physics.  In addition three Modern Foreign Languages (Spanish, French and German) are studied as well as Latin, History, Geography, ICT, Music, Drama, Art, PE, Swimming, Textiles Technology and Food Technology.

At GCSE and Sixth Form, each girl has an Academic Mentor who provides individual support and advice as part of our integrated academic/pastoral system. Parents are kept fully informed of their daughters' progress and are welcome partners in the educational process.

Opportunities for personal, social, moral, spiritual and cultural education are an integral part of the curriculum.  We want our pupils to be prepared not only for the next stage of education but for lifelong learning and be able to take their place in the world as confident young women, secure in their values, and able to make their own contribution to Society.

We are justly proud of our girls and their achievements, you are most welcome to come and meet our pupils and our dedicated, professional teaching staff at one of our Open Days or on a personal tour.