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  • South Wilts Grammar School for Girls
    Stratford Road
    Salisbury
    Wiltshire
    SP1 3JJ
  • Head: Mrs Chilcott
  • T 01722 323326
  • F 01722 320703
  • E head@swgs.wilts.sch.uk
  • W www.swgs.wilts.sch.uk
  • A mainstream state school for girls aged from 11 to 18
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Wiltshire
  • Pupils: 997
  • Religion: Non-denominational
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • Current Ofsted grade: Outstanding on 10th November 2007
  • Previous Ofsted grade: Outstanding on 11th October 2007
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What says..

Fearsome reputation for academic rigour borne out by a sense of intellectual endeavour we could almost smell: ‘I was bullied for being clever at my last school,’ one girl admitted, ‘so I wanted to come to South Wilts because everyone...

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What the school says...

Entrance examinations for entry into Years 7 - 10. Please contact school for details.
Sixth Form entry - Minimum of 6 A*-Cs with B+ in subjects to be pursued.

Converted to an academy 2011.

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What The Good Schools Guide says

Fearsome reputation for academic rigour borne out by a sense of intellectual endeavour we could almost smell: ‘I was bullied for being clever at my last school,’ one girl admitted, ‘so I wanted to come to South Wilts because everyone would be a boffin’. All this is not at the expense of...

Headteacher

Since 2011, Michele Chilcott BSc PGCE NPQH (mid 40s). An environmental geographer with a degree from Wye College (now Imperial) and a PGCE from Oxford, Mrs Chilcott taught in a range of secondary schools in southern England before coming to South Wilts as assistant head in 2004. Clearly still enthusiastic about her subject, she teaches all of year 7, partly as a means to get to know them all, lives on the coast (well away from school) and is a keen and adventurous traveller:...

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