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Many girls here reach outstanding standards in a wide range of spheres, as testified by the cabinet bursting with silver trophies and noticeboard crammed with newspaper cuttings that greet the visitor on arrival. Some wonderful talent, going by the immensely enjoyable, lively and mischievous recent leavers' video. Glory won in performing Shakespeare, poetry reciting, debating and public speaking competitions...

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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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Since September 2018, Nina Gunson, previously head of senior school at Wakefield Girls' High. She was deputy head at Sheffield from 2011 to 2015. Degree in molecular and cellular biology from the University of Huddersfield followed by an MSc in multimedia and e-learning. Began her teaching career at Bradford Girls' Grammar.

Head of junior school since 2016, Christepher Hald, Bsc in biology and chemistry from Seattle University, MA in primary education focused on pastoral care (early 50s). Grew up and educated in USA, has taught for over 25 years (after career as research scientist). Previously head of juniors St Mary’s School, Cambridge; deputy head Fairstead House School, Newmarket; pastoral house master and head of junior science St Olave’s School, York; all-boys' day and boarding school in Guernsey; Barlborough Hall School, Sheffield....

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Special Education Needs

Sheffield High School’s inclusive education aims to give each individual pupil the support she may need to participate in the wide range of school life and activities in order to progress according to her capabilities, and to achieve her full potential, by setting high but realistic goals. Support for a variety of needs is a collective, whole-school responsibility; every teacher is a teacher of pupils with individual needs, including those with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND). The school uses the graduated approach as outlined in the Code of Practice (2014). To help with this process information is collated from a variety of sources which is then used to plan the next steps. At Sheffield High School we identify the needs for individual pupils by considering the needs of the whole child, not just the special educational needs of the child. All staff are responsible for the identification, monitoring and evaluation of progress of all pupils, including those with SEND. Teachers contribute to the inclusive education of all pupils through Quality First Teaching and are responsible for the development of differentiated teaching strategies and resources to overcome barriers to learning and to enable all pupils to succeed.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Dyscalculia Y
Dysgraphia Y
Dyslexia Y
Dyspraxia Y
English as an additional language (EAL) Y
Genetic Y
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class
HI - Hearing Impairment Y
Hospital School
Mental health Y
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty Y
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability Y
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty Y
PD - Physical Disability Y
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health Y
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication Y
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty Y
VI - Visual Impairment Y

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