Our core pillars of character, endeavour and achievement underpin everything that we do.

With a healthy sense of fun and adventure and a commitment to innovative teaching and learning, we aim to bring out the best in each and every pupil, regardless of their starting point or background.

We ignite curiosity, foster a love of learning, hone independent study skills and grow an appreciation of what can be achieved through creative thinking, hard work and perseverance.

We seek to instil core values of moral integrity, respect for self and others, social responsibility and ambition. We want our pupils to be compassionate and value good friendship. The inculcation of these values helps our pupils develop a strong sense of self-worth and a determination to make a difference to the world in which they live.

Working in partnership with parents, we want to build pupils who are confident, kind and curious. By encouraging creativity and building resilience we help our pupils develop skills to solve problems and cope with setbacks so that when they leave the High School our pupils go out into the world seeking to be courageous rather than perfect.

Alongside pursuing excellent exam results it matters to us that our pupils pursue existing passions and discover new ones by taking part in a wide range of enrichment and co-curricular activities which promote physical and mental health, build character and further develop valuable skills for a successful life.

We strive for excellence in all that we do and seek to provide an environment where our pupils can thrive emotionally and academically because they feel safe to take risks. We seek to recruit and retain a talented team of teaching and support staff who place the wellbeing and success of all our pupils at the heart of everything they do.

We are proud to be part of the GDST family of schools and excited by the benefits the GDST network offers all of our pupils. With access to an alumnae network of over 70,000 brilliant women we can remain a small school and truly know every pupil whilst offering them a wealth of experience and support beyond the Town Walls.

We are committed to the GDST ethos of girls first and we seek to reach as many talented girls as possible by providing bursaries and running an active outreach programme. We value our heritage and are true to our GDST founding principles of helping every girl fulfil her potential and dreams.


Read our Equality Statement here.