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  • Kendrick School
    London Road
    RG1 5BN
  • Head: Christine Kattirtzi
  • T 0118 901 5859
  • F 01189 015858
  • E [email protected]
  • W
  • A state school for girls aged from 11 to 18.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Reading
  • Pupils: 865; sixth formers: 283
  • Religion: None
  • Open days: May
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness Outstanding 1
      • 16-19 study programmes Outstanding 1
      • Outcomes for children and learners Outstanding 1
      • Quality of teaching, learning and assessment Outstanding 1
      • Personal development, behaviour and welfare Outstanding 1
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Outstanding 1
    • 1 Full inspection 8th November 2022
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What says..

With a reputation as one of the finest schools in the country, entrance into Kendrick is your daughter’s ticket to a flying career, with the proviso that she’s prepared to work extremely hard both academically and in extracurricular activities. School attributes its dazzling results to girls being ‘bright, enthusiastic and curious, with a love of learning,’ coupled with ‘teachers’ unwavering commitment'. Despite the (perhaps inevitable) hothouse reputation, girls and parents insist it’s unfounded...

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What the school says...

Entrance examinations consist of: 11 - VR & non-VR. 12+ - English, Maths, Modern Languages (French or German), VR & non-VR.

Converted to an academy 2011.

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What The Good Schools Guide says


Since 2012, Christine Kattirtzi BA PGCE NPQH. Having studied history and politics at Salford and doing her PGCE at Bath, she started her teaching career in 1981 in Leicester at Sir Jonathon North Community College. Joined Kendrick as a history teacher in 1985, working her way up the ranks to deputy head in 2001, then associate head in 2007. ‘I feel that the school is the way it is largely because of the things I’ve done over the years,’ she says, promptly revealing a gushing letter from a former student.

As well as extremely self-confident, we found her commanding, astute and formidable - a woman with serious presence, although girls told us ‘she can be lovely’ and ‘softer around the edges than you might think.’ And it’s worth noting that before...

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Interpreting catchment maps

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Where the map is not coloured we have no record in the previous three years of any pupils being admitted from that location based on the options chosen.

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Further reading

If there are more applicants to a school than it has places for, who gets in is determined by which applicants best fulfil the admissions criteria.

Admissions criteria are often complicated, and may change from year to year. The best source of information is usually the relevant local authority website, but once you have set your sights on a school it is a good idea to ask them how they see things panning out for the year that you are interested in.

Many schools admit children based on distance from the school or a fixed catchment area. For such schools, the cut-off distance will vary from year to year, especially if the school give priority to siblings, and the pattern will be of a central core with outliers (who will mostly be siblings). Schools that admit on the basis of academic or religious selection will have a much more scattered pattern.

*The coloured areas outlined in black are Census Output Areas. These are made up of a group of neighbouring postcodes, which accounts for their odd shapes. These provide an indication, but not a precise map, of the school’s catchment: always refer to local authority and school websites for precise information.

The 'hotter' the colour the more children have been admitted.

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