This is a place of extraordinary energy, enthusiasm and purpose, where the opportunities are limited only by the imagination and determination of the girls themselves.
The school is there to nurture, stimulate and support them, whatever their interests and ambitions – and these are as varied as the girls themselves. Whether they’re fascinated by higher maths or modern music, we encourage and help them to explore the possibilities that lie ahead of them.
Debate in the classroom often boils over into the regular breaks in a school day. These are also crammed with activity, with more than 100 clubs and societies, a choice of 28 sports and a broad programme of community service and charity fund-raising.
Student welfare is a priority and in this, as in so many other areas of the school, the girls often take a lead.
The Sister Scheme pairs every newcomer in year 7 with two other girls from years 10-11 and 12-13, who act as an intimate support network. More senior girls run drop-in peer support groups twice a week, where anyone can bring their personal, social or academic problems. There is also a school counsellor – girls can make appointments anonymously if they feel they need her help.
All this activity needs the highest-quality fuel. Teenage girls can be fussy, so we've made sure there is always something every individual will enjoy, from simple sandwiches, salads and fruit to full, cooked meals. Special diets and allergies are also accommodated.