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  • Kendrick School
    London Road
    RG1 5BN
  • Head: Christine Kattirtzi
  • T 0118 901 5859
  • F 01189 015858
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  • A state school for girls aged from 11 to 18.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Reading
  • Pupils: 738
  • Religion: None
  • 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
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Outstanding 1
    • 1 Full inspection 9th October 2008
  • Previous Ofsted grade: Outstanding on 20th October 2005
  • 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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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Best performance by Girls taking German at an English Grammar School (GCSE)

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Since 2012, Ms Christine Kattirtz 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...

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