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There is an immediate buzz as soon as you enter the school. Girls come across as well-mannered, happy, confident and eager to learn. Girls are given a teddy both on entering the junior as well as leaving the senior school...

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Entrance examinations consist of: 11 - 13: English, Maths, VR & non-VR. 16: Pass in all GCSE subjects taken including grades A-B in subjects to be pursued.

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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Best performance by Girls taking Classical Civilisation at an English Independent School (GCE A level)
  • Excellent performance by Girls taking Music at an English Independent School (GCE A level)
  • Best performance by Girls taking Theory of Music at an English Independent School (Grade 5 Drama Music Lit Speech)

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Sports

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Fencing

What The Good Schools Guide says

There is an immediate buzz as soon as you enter the school. Girls come across as well-mannered, happy, confident and eager to learn. Girls are given a teddy both on entering the junior as well as leaving the senior school – the latter dressed in a school hoodie! There are no hurdles for existing girls to enter the sixth form but if it's clear a girl will struggle...

Headmistress

Since September 2015, Mrs Nina Gunson. A Wakefield Old Girl herself, Mrs Gunson knows the school's values and ethos well and is committed to single-sex education. She gained a first class degree in molecular and cellular biology from the University of Huddersfield followed by an MSc in multimedia and E-learning.

Mrs Gunson was previously deputy head at Sheffield High School (also all girls) and, before...

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