Watford Grammar School for Girls A GSG School
- Watford Grammar School for Girls
- Head: Dame Helen Hyde
- T 01923 223403
- F 01923 350721
- E admin@watfordg…s.herts.sch.uk
- W www.watfordgra…orgirls.org.uk
- A mainstream state school for girls aged from 11 to 18
- Boarding: No
- Local authority: Hertfordshire
- Pupils: 1,300
- Religion: Non-denominational
- Open days: October
- Review: View the Good Schools Guide Review
- Current Ofsted grade: Outstanding on 4th October 2007
- Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report
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What the Good Schools Guide says...
Head unapologetic about the fast pace of the school and openly urges prospective parents to ‘choose carefully’ when they are selecting their daughter’s school, although parents told us there is ‘definitely give and take’ once girls are in situ...
What the school says...
A high achieving academic school we have Visual Arts and Mathematics and Computing Specialist status and national accreditation as a training school for the De Bono thinking skills. We are accredited by Exeter University as a 'Thinking School' and have held the Charter Mark and Investors in People for 14 years. We have ArtsMark Gold. We have the Religious Studies Gold Quality Mark and the Geography Secondary School Quality Mark. We are a Beacon School for Holocaust Education
Girls work in a challenging and supportive environment and are expected to fulfil their potential. A wide variety of extended curricular activities is available. There is a close working partnership with Watford Boys Grammar School particularly in the large Sixth Form of 400 girls.
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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards
- Best performance by Girls taking Biology at an English Comprehensive School (Level1/2 certificates)
- Excellent performance by Girls taking Music 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.
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Special Education Needs
We maintain a register of more able pupils and one for gifted and talented pupils so that teachers are able to plan differentiated and extension activities. The school has a learning support register with approximately 50 girls, the majority of whom have mild or very mild learning disorders of the dyslexic kind. 10-09
|Condition||Provision for in school|
|ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder|
|Aspergers Syndrome [archived]|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders|
|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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