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‘You are known for who you are here’, said one girl, adding that she felt 'anonymous' at the local grammar. Parents feel that school’s small size is its strength – girls can't get lost, literally or otherwise. Wide enrichment programme offered. Before school trampolining is popular, as is sailing club cookery club, chess, debating, pupil-led Christian society, and Amnesty group. Parents are a broad church. 'I thought it would be all Boden mums, but it really isn't', one mother told us. Parents say it's for those who value…

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Our school aims to foster an atmosphere of ambition and enterprise, a devoted advocate for single sex education, Headmistress Mrs Jane Prescott BSc PGCE says there is no subject stereotyping. Girls are encouraged to develop their own voice and views and this inspires a confidence to take risks and tackle new challenges. We recognise pupils as individuals and aim to nurture both intellect and wellbeing, this focus on wellbeing has sent results soaring.

We are one of twenty six GDST schools and therefore have the benefit of belonging to a network hugely experienced in girls learning.
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Since 2011, Jane Prescott BSc PGCE NPQH. Was deputy head of Leicester High School, then deputy head of Loughborough High School, with a background in the army. Energetic and engaging, she is liked and admired by parents and pupils alike. Feels that the girls’ well-being is the most accurate indicator of the school’s success.

She is ‘very hands on’, one parent told us, and has open door to pupils, staff and parents (apparently fully used). 'She is very approachable and comes to everything,' said one pupil approvingly.

A devoted advocate for single sex education: ‘Boys shuffle for the top of the pack while girls tend to take a back seat’, she told us. ‘Girls feel the benefit here - there is no subject stereotyping’.

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