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  • The Camden School for Girls
    Sandall Road
    NW5 2DB
  • Head: Kateryna Law
  • T 020 7485 3414
  • F 020 7284 3361
  • E [email protected]
  • W www.camdengirl…
  • A state school for girls aged from 11 to 18.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Camden
  • Pupils: 1,050; sixth formers: 451 (139 boys)
  • Religion: None
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness Good 1
      • 16-19 study programmes Outstanding 1
      • Outcomes for children and learners Good 1
      • Quality of teaching, learning and assessment Outstanding 1
      • Personal development, behaviour and welfare Good 1
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Good 1
    • 1 Full inspection 8th June 2022
  • Previous Ofsted grade: Outstanding on 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...

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Since 2021, Kateryna Law, previously head of secondary at George Mitchell School in Leyton. Maths degree from New College, Oxford, after which she taught and led in some of the highest achieving state schools in London. Committed to improving social mobility, she led on large scale programmes which saw local Newham students, in their hundreds, going on to some of the most elite universities in the country and worldwide. Lives in east London with her husband and two children. Loves the outdoors and likes running and gardening.


At 11, everyone sits an assessment test which places them in one of four bands - 30 admitted from each band. Preference within this to those with an EHC plan naming the school; then looked-after children; then siblings; then those with exceptional medical or social need. Eight music...

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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All pupils with reading ages below 10 are withdrawn for extra support in small groups.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
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
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

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.

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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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Who came from where

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