Haberdashers' Aske's School for Girls A GSG School
- Haberdashers' Aske's School for Girls
- Head: Miss Bridget O'Connor
- T 020 8266 2300
- F 020 8266 2303
- E firstname.lastname@example.org
- W www.habsgirls.org.uk
- A mainstream independent school for girls aged from 11 to 18 with a linked junior school
- Boarding: No
- Local authority: Hertfordshire
- Pupils: 865
- Religion: Christian Inter-denominational
- Fees: £16,446 pa
- Open days: October; Open mornings: November
- Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
- ISI report: View the ISI report
- Linked schools: Haberdashers’ Aske’s Junior School for Girls
What The Good Schools Guide says..
The atmosphere is nicely cool for such an academic powerhouse. Girls move cheerfully and noisily from class to class with not a bluestocking among them. In many ways the feel of the school – first class facilities aside – is that of a top notch...
What the school says...
At Haberdashers' we are committed to a love of learning. We encourage girls to join us with enquiring minds and a thirst for knowledge. Habs is not just a school, it's a way of life! Entrance examinations consist of: 11+: Maths, English, VR & an interview. 16+: exam papers in 4 AS subjects and an interview. No past papers given. ...Read more
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What The Good Schools Guide says
Since September 2011, Ms Biddie O’Connor MA (50s). Educated at St Helena School, Chesterfield followed by St Hugh’s College, Oxford (classics) and Sidney Sussex Cambridge (PGCE). A doyenne of girls’ education, she cut her teeth teaching classics at Francis Holland before moving to Old Palace School, Croydon as head of department. Joined Haberdashers’ Aske’s School for Girls as head of classics and sixth form before becoming deputy head, then taking up the headship at Loughborough High School, where she spent nine years before, as one parent put it, ‘coming home.’
Inheriting a flourishing, massively oversubscribed school when she joined Habs’ as head, she was ‘able to take time to assess the changes needed,’ before putting in place a 15 to 20 year plan to improve the site. Wonderfully grounded with...
Special Education Needs
Every girl is treated as an individual. Special individual needs include: those of the exceptionally able; those with mild learning difficulties; those with physical difficulties; those whose religious or other commitments who require special consideration. A specialist co-ordinater works, across the age range (4 - 18), and closely with, the co-ordinator for gifted and talented, the pastoral heads and senior management. There are on-going observations by subject staff of year groups, the feedback from which is followed up by the specialist staff. Girls with known medical conditions are on a special medical register and the school nurse holds individual medical plans. All staff are expected to familiarize themselves with girls' needs on a need-to-know basis. Special provision is made for those who need to miss school, or fast, for religious reasons.
|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)|
|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|