Northwood College for Girls A GSG School
- Northwood College for Girls
- Head: Miss Jacqualyn Pain
- T 01923 825446
- F 01923 836526
- E firstname.lastname@example.org
- W www.northwoodcollege.co.uk
- A mainstream independent school for girls aged from 11 to 19 with a linked junior school
- Boarding: No
- Local authority: Hillingdon
- Pupils: 585
- Religion: Non-denominational
- Fees: £16,080 - £16,221 pa
- Open days: Every September and June
- Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
- ISI report: View the ISI report
- Linked schools: Northwood College Junior School for Girls
What The Good Schools Guide says..
The homely sixth form common room buzzes with chatter. Most striking to visitors is the calm – almost serene – atmosphere that pervades the school. Smiling faces are everywhere to be seen and parents and girls report nothing but kindly...
What the school says...
Northwood College has two very special features: a unique Thinking Skills Programme which enables girls to develop independent and creative thinking that takes them far beyond an exam curriculum and our emphasis on pastoral care which rests on the premise that a happy girl will always achieve her best. Put the two together and you have a school that buzzes with life, where pupils achieve outstanding results.
Our Thinking Skills Programme teaches the girls to understand the way they learn and gives the girls a life skill that will be as useful at university and in the workplace as it is now. Our aim is to raise young women of strong character and generous spirit, who are ready to take on the challenges of the world. We also believe that diversity enhances our school community, thats why we do not confine ourselves only to top exam achievers and offer places to those girls who show the potential to achieve well with a Northwood College education.
From November 2013, Northwood College is joining the Girls Day School Trust (GDST), and combining with Heathfield School for Girls from September 2014, to form an outstanding independent girls school in NW London. ...Read more
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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards
- Best performance by Girls taking Business at an English Independent School (Applied GCE A level Single Award)
- Best performance by Girls taking ICT at an English Independent School (GCSE)
All-through school (for example 3-18 years). - An all-through school covers junior and senior education. It may start at 3 or 4, or later, and continue through to 16 or 18. Some all-through schools set exams at 11 or 13 that pupils must pass to move on.
What The Good Schools Guide saysThe homely sixth form common room buzzes with chatter. Most striking to visitors is the calm – almost serene – atmosphere that pervades the school. Smiling faces are everywhere to be seen and parents and girls report nothing but kindly and supportive behaviour between girls. If leading from the front is the cause, then this pressure-free, friendly vibe...
Since January 2009, Miss Jacqualyn Pain MA (theology and philosophy) MBA PGCE NPQH (youthful 50s). School has benefitted from the wealth of experience she brought with her, with two headships of other high flying academic establishments (Henrietta Barnet and St Albans High School), plus a stint prior to these as deputy head at Northwood, under her belt.
‘Immensely proud’ of Northwood College’s recent merger with Heathfield – both of her staff’s success in the seamless joining of...
Special Education Needs
In the Junior school at Northwood College, 2 part time staff are employed to offer support to individual girls and to small groups, notably to girls who may be dyslexic. In the Senior school, girls have access to a special needs teacher. They have one to one lessons. This support is available to girls with learning difficulties such as dyslexia and dyspraxia. There is an extra charge for this.
|Condition||Provision for in school|
|ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders|
|CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia|
|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|