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  • The Camden School for Girls
    Sandall Road
    London
    NW5 2DB
  • Head: Elizabeth Kitcatt
  • T 020 7485 3414
  • F 020 7284 3361
  • E [email protected]
  • W www.camdengirls.camden.sch.uk
  • A state school for girls aged from 11 to 18.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Camden
  • Pupils: 1,000; sixth formers: 450 (including boys)
  • 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 6th December 2007
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What says..

Pulls off the difficult job of being a hugely popular, high achieving, all ability comprehensive. Benefits from the support of a greater range of well known and inspiring alumnae than most independent schools. The main school is hugely diverse ethnically and socially, including many middle class families who did a tactical move to the area during the late primary school years, plus large numbers who speak eg Bengali, Greek or Somali at home. Parents say: ‘Very good for independent minded, critical students…'

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What The Good Schools Guide says

Headteacher

Since 2010, Elizabeth Kitcatt BA MA (Institute of Education), previously deputy head here and English teacher (‘I still do a tiny bit of that’). Completed her probationary year at Walworth School in Southwark in the mid 80s where typical leavers’ destinations were professional boxing or market stalls (‘I learned to teach English without ever turning my back on the class,’ she told the Association of State Girls’ Schools.) First taste of leadership at the Archbishop Michael Ramsay school nearby, before moving north of the river as head of English at Parliament Hill School, where she ‘immediately loved the pervading optimism about girls’ potential and the sense that it was OK to be a feminist’.

‘Not a natural extrovert,’ commented a longstanding parent, ‘and I think isn’t comfortable in public settings or...

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Who came from where

Who goes where

Special Education Needs

All pupils with reading ages below 10 are withdrawn for extra support in small groups. In class support at KS3 and KS4 support options. An alternative curriculum is offered at KS4.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Dyscalculia
Dysgraphia
Dyslexia
Dyspraxia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Genetic
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
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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Interpreting catchment maps

The maps show in colour where the pupils at a school came from*. Red = most pupils to Blue = fewest.

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.

For help and explanation of our catchment maps see: Catchment maps explained

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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most years
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Who came from where


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