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Reading Girls' School

Reading Girls' School

School Information

Headteacher's welcome

A very warm welcome to Reading Girls’ School, a partially-selective school for girls aged 11-16. I hope that after you have browsed around for a few minutes, you will have gained a brief insight into our wonderful school and some of the fantastic work undertaken by our highly motivated students and exceptional staff.

Our aim is simple. We want to be an outstanding school in every sense of the word and to be confident that each one of our girls gets a better education here than they would in any other school in Reading.

Our school motto is “Succeeding together”, and this is the ethos that underpins everything we do. We work collaboratively, we support each other, we are determined to make progress, and all our efforts are devoted to ensuring that students succeed in every possible way. At Reading Girls’ School, we successfully combine a 21st-century education with traditional high expectations of uniform, behaviour and standards. We pride ourselves on the positive relationships that exist in the school and the sense of being part of a happy community.

We are a comprehensive school, welcoming students of all backgrounds and abilities, as we know that all students bring their own talents to our community. We value our students equally and take great care to make sure that every one of them is happy, secure and successful. We also have a Selective Stream which provides a more intensive academic education. It is designed to enable the most able girls to progress through an enhanced curriculum to achieve the highest grades of which they are capable. We have a close relationship with Kendrick School, the local grammar school for girls. Over the past few years approximately one third of the places for external candidates in Kendrick's Sixth Form have been given to Reading Girls' School students.

We strive to develop ‘Rounded and Grounded’ young people, ready to make a positive contribution to the world. I firmly believe that the success of a school should be measured by where its students are five to ten years after they leave it. We have a strong tradition of our girls attending some of the best universities in the country.

If you like what you see, and are interested in learning more about Reading Girls’ School, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Leo Gilbert  MA NPQH

Headteacher