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
- Previous Ofsted grade: Outstanding on 4th October 2007
- Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report
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. ...Read more
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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)
2016 Good Schools Guide Awards
- Best performance by Girls taking Chemistry at an English Comprehensive School (Level1/2 certificates)
- Best performance by Girls taking Physics at an English Comprehensive School (Level1/2 certificates)
- Best performance by Girls taking History at an English Comprehensive School (Cambridge Int Certificate Level 1/Level 2)
- Best performance by Girls taking German at an English Comprehensive School (Edexcel Certificates)
- Best performance by Girls taking Classical Civilisation at an English Comprehensive School (GCSE Full Course)
- Best performance by Girls taking Latin at an English Comprehensive School (GCSE Full Course)
Cambridge Pre-U - an alternative to A levels, with all exams at the end of the two-year course.
What The Good Schools Guide saysHead 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...
Since 1987, Dame Helen Hyde MA (60s). Educated to degree level in South Africa, relocated to the UK in 1970 when she began her masters at King’s College, London. Cut teeth at Acland Burghley School in Camden and moved to Highgate Wood as deputy head before taking up WGGS headship. Radiates unique blend of warm approachability with an undercurrent of true grit – says of self: 'I’m informal – until I need teeth.’ Her boundless energy and upright stature belie her age, and with the many plates she spins in addition to her headship (executive headship
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|