The Grey Coat Hospital A GSG School
- The Grey Coat Hospital
- Head: Ms Siân Maddrell
- T 020 7969 1998
- F 020 7828 2697
- E firstname.lastname@example.org
- W www.gch.org.uk
- A mainstream state school for girls aged from 11 to 18
- Boarding: No
- Local authority: Westminster
- Pupils: 1055
- Religion: Church of England
- Open days: Main school - October/November; Sixth form Road Show - November
- Review: View the Good Schools Guide Review
- Current Ofsted grade: Outstanding on 3rd May 2009
- Previous Ofsted grade: Outstanding on 17th November 2005
- Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report
What the Good Schools Guide says..
‘We just try to focus on our pupils,' says the head. 'It’s a very ambitious school and the students will tell you that the expectations and aspirations are really high for everybody. It’s about empowering the pupils to do their...
What the school says...
Converted to an academy 2012.
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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards
- Excellent performance by Girls taking History at an English Comprehensive School (GCSE)
Cambridge Pre-U - an alternative to A levels, with all exams at the end of the two-year course.
What The Good Schools Guide says‘We just try to focus on our pupils,' says the head. 'It’s a very ambitious school and the students will tell you that the expectations and aspirations are really high for everybody. It’s about empowering the pupils to do their best. We want girls to be ...
Since 2011, Ms Siân Maddrell BA (40s). Educated at Surbiton High, followed by a degree in French at Durham. After gaining her PGCE at Oxford, she began her teaching career at Grey Coat in 1992, soon becoming head of modern languages and one of the first advanced skills teachers in the country. Left Grey Coat in 2000 and later became the first vice principal of Pimlico Academy. Friendly, thoughtful, efficient and clearly devoted to her school. Takes great pride in her pupils and their achievements. Not above picking
Special Education Needs
We are an inclusive school, where SEN pupils make good progress academically, and are involved fully in the extra-curricular and pastoral aspects of school life. We have an extremely successful year 6 to year 7 transition programme to ensure a smooth transfer for statemented and SA+ students and screen all year 7 girls putting appropriate strategies in place. We carefully assess and monitor all the students who are on our SEN register, making sure that we provide help that will allow them to progress academically. We also ensure that students' needs and targets are communicated to all staff and that teachers receive appropriate training in different special needs. We run various small groups that focus on literacy, numeracy and social skills and there are social skills clubs for Years 7 - 9 every lunchtime. We also offer a well staffed homework club for all SEN students from Years 7 - 13, five nights a week. We offer all possible support for GCSE and A Level exams: use of laptops, extra time provision and small rooms for the exams. We have developed specialisms in various areas of SEN provision including speech, language and communication needs, autistic spectrum disorders and Down syndrome. Dec 09.
|Condition||Provision for in school|
|ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder||Y|
|Aspergers Syndrome [archived]|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders||Y|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders [archived]|
|CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia|
|Delicate Medical Problems [archived]|
|English as an additional language (EAL)|
|Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory|
|Has SEN unit or class|
|HI - Hearing Impairment|
|MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty|
|MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment|
|Natspec Specialist Colleges|
|OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability|
|Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty|
|PD - Physical Disability|
|PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty|
|SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health|
|SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication|
|SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty|
|Special facilities for Visually Impaired|
|SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty|
|VI - Visual Impairment|
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|Future First||Building an alumni community|