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There is an immediate buzz as soon as you enter the school. Girls come across as well-mannered, happy, confident and eager to learn. Girls are given a teddy both on entering the junior as well as leaving the senior school – the latter dressed in a school hoodie! There is a strong sense of community, which the girls value; they see the school as friendly and safe. There are no hurdles for existing girls to enter the sixth form but if it's clear a girl will struggle...

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What the school says...

Entrance examinations consist of: 11 - 13: English, Maths, VR & non-VR. 16: Pass in all GCSE subjects taken including grades A-B in subjects to be pursued.

What the parents say...

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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Best performance by Girls taking Classical Civilisation at an English Independent School (GCE A level)
  • Excellent performance by Girls taking Music at an English Independent School (GCE A level)
  • Best performance by Girls taking Theory of Music at an English Independent School (Grade 5 Drama Music Lit Speech)

Other features

All-through school (for example 3-18 years). - An all-through school covers junior and senior education. It may start at 3 or 4, or later, and continue through to 16 or 18. Some all-through schools set exams at 11 or 13 that pupils must pass to move on.

Sports

Equestrian centre or equestrian team - school has own equestrian centre or an equestrian team.

Fencing

What The Good Schools Guide says

Headmistress

Since 2015, Mrs Nina Gunson. A Wakefield old girl herself, Mrs Gunson knows the school's values and ethos well and is committed to single-sex education. She gained a first class degree in molecular and cellular biology from the University of Huddersfield followed by an MSc in multimedia and E-learning.

Mrs Gunson was previously deputy head at Sheffield High School (also all girls) and, before that, assistant head at Buttershaw Business and Enterprise College. She began her teaching career at Bradford Girls’ Grammar School.

However, refuses to meet the Guide or discuss reasons for her shyness. Moving on in July 2018 to head Sheffield High.

Her successor will be Heidi-Jayne Boyes, currently deputy head at Brighton and Hove High. Geography degree from King's College London and...

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