Bedford Girls' School A GSG School
- Bedford Girls' School
- Head: Miss Jo MacKenzie
- T 01234 361900
- F 01234 344125
- E firstname.lastname@example.org
- W www.bedfordgirlsschool.co.uk
- A mainstream independent school for girls aged from 7 to 18
- Boarding: No
- Local authority: Bedford
- Pupils: 750
- Religion: Christian Inter-denominational
- Fees: £9,036 - £12,699 pa
- Open days: October, November, March and May
- Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
- Linked schools: Bedford Girls’ Junior School
What The Good Schools Guide says..
The girls helped to come up with the new school’s values – which encourage them to be ‘bold, imaginative and reflective’. Parents say the merger has been handled well, but admit that integrating two schools ‘takes time’. Dame Alice Harpur and Bedford High were rivals in the old days and some girls have stuck with their...
What the school says...
Bedford Girls School is a dynamic, independent school for girls aged 7 to 18. Committed to the education of girls and young women, we recognise a world of possibility in every girl and provide individuals with the tools they need to flourish.
An exceptional community, where enquiring minds are nurtured and everyone learns to be proud of their achievements, Bedford Girls School is an environment where girls excel in every subject and activity.
Academically selective we offer a broad curriculum of academic and extra-curriculum subjects, delivered by first class teachers. In our Sixth Form girls can choose between the International Baccalaureate or the A Level curriculum ensuring our pupils leave us as confident young woman equipped to take on the challenges of the waiting world.
Bedford Girls School holds regular Open House events throughout the year and parents are warmly invited to join us for private visits upon requests. ...Read more
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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards
- Best performance by Girls taking Applications of Mathematics at an English Independent School (GCSE)
- Best performance by Girls taking Methods in Mathematics at an English Independent School (GCSE)
International Baccalaureate: diploma - the diploma is the familiar A-level equivalent.
All-through school (for example 3-18 years). - An all-through school covers junior and senior education. It may start at 3 or 4, or later, and continue through to 16 or 18. Some all-through schools set exams at 11 or 13 that pupils must pass to move on.
What The Good Schools Guide says
Since 2010, Miss Jo MacKenzie BSc MSc (late 40s), previously deputy head of Ipswich High School GDST. She went to school in Australia (her family emigrated there when she was 5) and studied geography and economics at the University of Western Australia. Says teaching has always been a ‘real vocation’. When she returned to the UK she did a PGCE at London University’s Institute of Education and, later on, an education masters at Leicester University. Began her teaching career at Bromley High, then progressed to Blackheath High, Alleyn’s and Ipswich High.
She was appointed head of Dame Alice Harpur School in Bedford in 2009 and a few months later jumped at the chance to take reins at the newly created Bedford Girls’ School – formed when Dame Alice Harpur merged...
Special Education Needs
All girls, whatever their specific learning requirements, can expect support and guidance to enable them to achieve their best both within the classroom and beyond it. The head of learning support works full time in school. He has accumulated extensive experience of supporting children who need learning support across the whole age range. He advises and liaises with staff, sees and supports girls, screens girls for specific learning difficulties when appropriate and contacts representatives of outside agencies as required.
|Condition||Provision for in school|
|ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder||Y|
|Aspergers Syndrome [archived]|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders||Y|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders [archived]|
|CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia|
|Delicate Medical Problems [archived]|
|English as an additional language (EAL)||Y|
|Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory|
|Has SEN unit or class|
|HI - Hearing Impairment||Y|
|MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty|
|MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment|
|Natspec Specialist Colleges|
|OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability|
|Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty||Y|
|PD - Physical Disability||Y|
|PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty|
|SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health||Y|
|SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication||Y|
|SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty|
|Special facilities for Visually Impaired|
|SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty|
|VI - Visual Impairment||Y|
Careers intervention used by this School
|EDT||Routes into STEM with EDT|