Watford Grammar School for Girls A GSG School
- Watford Grammar School for Girls
- Head: Mrs Clare Wagner
- 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..
It’s seen as ‘cool’ to work hard and effort is rewarded as much as attainment at the annual prize giving. Pupils set their own personal targets each term, with staff setting them clear academic expectations. Plenty of opportunities for responsibility...
What the school says...
A high achieving academic school we have 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)
What The Good Schools Guide saysIt’s seen as ‘cool’ to work hard and effort is rewarded as much as attainment at the annual prize giving. Pupils set their own personal targets each term, with staff setting them clear academic expectations. Plenty of opportunities for responsibility at top of school.
Since September 2016, Clare Wagner, previously deputy head at South Hampstead High School. History degree from Bristol, PGCE in secondary history from the Open University, MSc in learning and teaching from Oxford and NPQH from the Institute of Education. Completed her initial teacher training at Upton Court Grammar School; then worked in a range of state and private schools, including North London Collegiate School where, as well as teaching history and politics, she was also head of middle school. Her own academic interests lie in 17th century England and 18th century France.
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 work 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 such as dyslexia.
|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||Y|
|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|