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Girls present as articulate, confident, grounded, ambitious and appreciative of what the school offers them. The much-improved sixth form accommodation –  small, intimate classrooms looking out onto part of the gardens, lots of modern pine furniture –  is a great draw. We were very taken with the two common rooms, decorated according to the girls' specifications in various shades of red, pink and purple, with glamorous large light shades. As befits the first girls' school in the country to have its own gym, sports are… 

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Choosing the right school for your child is one of the most important decisions you have to make, so why do so many parents each year choose Sheffield High School for their daughters? Sheffield High School pupils are hard-working, well motivated, talented girls who achieve excellent results, yet they are also renowned for being happy, friendly, polite, confident and fun-loving. Our aim is to bring out the best in all our girls and to allow them to develop their own individual skills and personalities within a structured, caring community. We believe firmly in educating the whole person and value highly girls' moral development as well as their academic, creative and physical talents.

Sheffield High is consistently the highest performing school in South Yorkshire and the North Midlands at GCSE and A-level. The best way to find out if Sheffield High School is the right school for your daughter is to come along and see us either on one of our Open Mornings or any weekday by appointment. We look forward to meeting you and your daughter and showing you around the school.
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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Excellent performance by Girls taking PE / Sports Studies at an English Independent School (GCSE)

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Since 2004, Mrs Valerie Dunsford BA PGCE NPQH (50s), educated at Huddersfield High School and Manchester University (French and Italian). Previously taught at Ryburn Valley High School, Benfield School, Newcastle, and Durham High School for Girls (deputy head). Husband, Stephen, is a teacher; two adult daughters, who both attended Sheffield High. Approachable and unassuming; very committed to developing extensive partnership projects with local primary and secondary maintained schools – the school recently received an Independent Schools Award, for the third time, for the best independent/maintained school collaboration in recognition of years of innovative work; ISI inspector; adept at raising bursary funds from various educational trusts; emotionally astute - 'our girls need educating in how to cope with failure'. Soon gets to know girls individually when they enter the school.

Academic matters

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Special Education Needs

If the girls are to achieve their best, they need to feel confident, safe and happy in school. Our Heads of Year, form teachers, subject and support staff form a dedicated and caring team who devote considerable time in and out of the classroom to ensure that every girl is progressing as she should and achieving her best. If a girl is found to have a special need, help is provided in a sensitive and understanding way. Nov 09.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
Not Applicable
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

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