St Albans High School for Girls A GSG School
- St Albans High School for Girls
- Head: Mrs J Brown
- T 01727 853800
- F 01727 792516
- E firstname.lastname@example.org
- W www.stahs.org.uk
- A mainstream independent school for girls aged from 11 to 18 with a linked prep school
- Boarding: No
- Local authority: Hertfordshire
- Pupils: 681
- Religion: Church of England
- Fees: £16,800 pa
- Open days: October, November
- Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
- ISI report: View the ISI report
- Linked schools: St Albans High Preparatory School for Girls
What The Good Schools Guide says..
School entrance looks traditional, with wooden floors and long corridors, but behind the front façade tradition gives way to modernity, with new performing arts centre and swish art and technology block. Staff and pupils set great store by the three...
What the school says...
St Albans High School for Girls is an independent day school which is affiliated to the Church of England. Our vision is to provide an exciting and challenging education that fosters independence, creativity and risk-taking within a caring community. We encourage girls to set themselves ambitious goals, both intellectually and personally. We promote critical and creative thinking,and place a strong emphasis on independent research and investigation. Our commitment to the creative arts is evident in our new performing arts, design and technology centre. When your daughter comes to us, she will be nurtured by expert house mistresses and tutors who will take an overview of her academic and personal development. The High School is a vibrant and supportive community where girls thrive. ...Read more
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What The Good Schools Guide saysSchool entrance looks traditional, with wooden floors and long corridors, but behind the front façade tradition gives way to modernity, with new performing arts centre and swish art and technology block. Staff and pupils set great store by the three Cs – challenge, creativity, community – which underpin the school’s vision and ethos. Girls attend assemblies...
Since September 2014, Mrs Jenny Brown, previously director of senior school (head of sixth) at St Paul's Girls. English degree from Oxford; spent two years in publishing but found it 'a pretty soulless, thankless experience'; the move into English teaching at Cranleigh 'felt like coming home'. To Highgate, South Hampstead High and then Channing, as head of English. Lives in north London with her playwright husband and two teenage children; the house has a distinctly literary flavour. Feels that 'results...
Special Education Needs
We have a qualified specialist teacher who undertakes diagnostic assessments. Girls are given individual and group tuition tailored to suit and accommodate particular needs. Nov 09.
|Condition||Provision for in school|
|ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder||Y|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders||Y|
|CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia|
|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|
Careers intervention used by this School
|Future Foundations||Leadership: world of work skills, team work, confidence|