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Kendrick School
London Road, RG1 5BN, UK Reading
+44 (0)118 901 5859

Welcome to Kendrick School

Kendrick School  - main building in the snow

Message From the Head

April 2007

Marsha Elms

Dear Parents,

An interesting new dimension to Kendrick this year is that the governors have agreed to ‘positively pursue’ a soft federation between Kendrick and Reading Girls’ School. This is an exciting and innovative initiative which will enable us to share and spread good practice between our two schools. It will also enable us to improve our sixth form facilities and eventually build a new sixth form block.

In 2005, we were inspected by HMI using the new Ofsted framework. As a result, I am delighted to report that we were judged to be 'outstanding'. The full report is here. Please do read it as we are really proud of every word.

The new Sports hall is now in regular use and the girls are really enjoying it. We do still have a little capacity in the evening, weekend and holidays. If you are interested in hiring the Sports hall please do not hesitate to contact the school on 0118 9015859. In July, Dame Kelly Holmes visited the School. She was very impressed with our Sports hall and our dining facilities.

The exam results at all levels SAT's GCSE's, AS and A2 were excellent again in 2006. The exam results at every level, (SATs, GCSEs, AS and A2) were the best we have ever had and have placed us at the top of all State Schools nationally. We are looking forward to another excellent year.

We are delighted that so many of you are checking our website and we will continue to update it as often as we can.

With very best wishes for the summer term,
Thank you for your continuing support.

Marsha Elms

School Terms And Times

Times of the School Day

Mondays and Thursdays

08:25  -  08:50   Registration/Assembly
08:50  -  09:25 Period 1
09:25  -  10:00 Period 2
10:05  -  10:40 Period 3
10:40  -  11:15 Period 4
11:15  -  11:35 BREAK
11:40  -  12:15 Period 5
12:15  -  12:50 Period 6
12:50  -  13:25 LUNCH BREAK
13:25  -  13:35 Afternoon Registration
13:35  -  14:10 Period 7
14:10  -  14:45 Period 8
14:45  -  15:20 Period 9

Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays

08:25  -  08:50
08:50  -  09:25 Period 1
09:25  -  10:00 Period 2
10:05  -  10:40 Period 3
10:40  -  11:15 Period 4
11:15  -  11:35 BREAK
11:40  -  12:15 Period 5
12:15  -  12:50 Period 6
12:50  -  13:25 LUNCH BREAK
13:25  -  13:35 Afternoon Registration
13:35  -  14:10 Period 7
14:10  -  14:45 Period 8



TERM 1 – 2007

Tuesday 4 th September – Friday 19 th October 2007

 Holiday : Monday 22nd October – Friday 26th October 2007


TERM 2 – 2007

Monday 29 th October – Friday 21 st December 2007

Occasional Holiday: Monday 3rd December

Holiday : Monday 24th December 2006 – Friday 4 th January 2008


TERM 3 – 2007

Monday 7th January – Friday 15 th February 2008

Holiday : Monday 18th February – Friday 22 ndFebruary 2008


TERM 4 – 2007

Monday 25 th February – Friday 4 th April 2008

Bank Holidays: Friday 21st March - Monday 24th March 2008

Holiday : Monday 7 th April – Friday 18th April 2008


 TERM 5 – 2007

Monday 21st April – Friday 23rd May 2008

May Day Bank Holiday – Monday 5 th May 2008

Holiday – Monday 26th May – Friday 30thMay 2008


TERM 6 – 2007

Monday 2nd June – Friday 23rd July 2008

Holiday : Monday 24th July – Monday 1st September 2008

INSET DAYS – 2007/2008

Monday 3 rd September 2007

Thursday 15th November 2007

Friday 16th November 2007

One day in July to be arranged

Tuesday 2 nd September 2008


Our School

Over the years Kendrick has built up and maintained an impressive record of the highest academic standards and achievements. It is now nationally acknowledged as being amongst the very best state schools in the country. Kendrick is a Beacon school.



Kendrick is proud of its superb academic standards and also of the opportunities it affords the girls to participate in an all-round education where their thirst for knowledge and love of learning is nurtured in a secure and caring atmosphere.

'This is a school of outstandingly high quality. Leadership is highly effective in helping pupils to aspire to excellence as scholars and as persons. Pupils and students attain the highest standards. The quality of teaching is very good. The school provides very good value for money'.

Entry Procedure

There are 93 places for entry to Year 7 in the September of every year. Application forms can be collected from the school on Open Day or on request from the school on receipt of a stamped, addressed envelope.
Applications for entry must be completed and return to the school. Entry is by examination consisting of verbal and non-verbal reasoning tests. These usually take place in late November at Kendrick School. Dates for this year are inside the prospectus.

Admission at all other ages:

Pupils applying for places in other year groups are required to take tests in English, Mathematics, Modern Languages (French or German), Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning. The marks from these tests are combined and applicants for available places ranked accordingly. In the highly unlikely event of a tie, preference would be given to the applicant with the highest mark in the modern languages oral.

Sixth Form entry:

We accept applications from girls in other schools for entry into our growing and successful Sixth Form. Each year we welcome a number of new students for post-16 students at AS/A level and work hard to support and integrate them into the school. No entrance exam is required; acceptance is based on GCSE exam results. A Sixth Form Prospectus and application form is available from the school's Admissions Secretary. We consider applications throughout the year although the best time to apply is before March of a student's Year 11. There is an opportunity for parents and pupils to visit the school and meet the Headteacher on one evening in the autumn term prior to the junior-secondary transfer.

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    China Club

    China Club is open to all Lower School pupils.

    Come along to learn some Chinese language [Mandarin] and about Chinese culture. You do not have to know any Chinese to join.

    Friday 2nd break in C2

    Christian Union

    FUSION is Kendrick's Christian Union.

    Friday 2nd Break in the Drama Studio - Everyone is welcome

    Critical Thinking

    Critical Thinking Club is held every Tuesday at second break in Room M. Any pupil can go along and give their views and discuss various issues with others.

    Hockey Club

    Senior Hockey Club

    1st XI U16XI U15XI U14XI

    Training Thursday 3.25 - 4.40

    Venue - Reading University Astro

    Session Time - 3.30 - 4.30

    Transport - By Minibus, Meet promptly at 3.25

    Be organised and committed:

    These sessions are paid for so let us make good use of them

    Matches - Check the fixture list to ensure availability

    Junior Hockey Club

    U12 VII U13 VII/XI

    Tuesdays, in term time, from 2:45 pm. to 4:00 pm.

    Venue – Front Lawn (Bring your boots)

    Matches - Check the fixture list to ensure availability

    Lacrosse Club

    Open to all

    Fridays, 3-4pm (Be prompt)

    Venue - Front Lawn

    Coach - Brandon Mapes

    Maths Club

    Maths Club is open to any interested Year 7 girls. Come along and try some different mathematical activities and puzzles.

    Wednesdays at second break in room S

    For further information contact Mrs. Glaister in Staff Room 4

    Netball Club

    The Senior Netball Club (Year 9 and above) meets every Tuesday, in term time, from 2:45 pm. to 3:50 pm.

    The Year 8 Netball Club meets every Monday, in term time, from 3.25 pm. to 4.15 pm.

    The Year 7 Netball Club meets every Monday, in term time, from 3:25 pm. to 4:15 pm.

    The Junior Netball Club meets every Wednesday, in term time, from 3.25pm. to 4.15pm

    Textile Club

    The after-school textile club (open to Years 8, 9, 10 and 11) meets every Monday (3.20 pm. to 4.50 pm.) and Tuesday (2.45 pm. - 4.15 pm.)

    Ths club may be used to catch up with practical work or to do a project of your own choice.

    Bronze Medallion Club

    The Senior Bronze Medallion Club is run on Wednesdays please see the PE staff for more details.

    Swimming Club

    The Swimming Club is open for all and runs on Tuesdays from 3.00 -4.00 Please see a member of the PE staff for more details.

    Young Enterprise

    Student Council

    The school council meets every two weeks. Meetings take place from 8.15am during Friday registration in Room M.

    The Aims and scope of the School Council are set out below:-


    • To provide a forum for discussion of issues of general concern to pupils and staff.
    • To encourage pupils to develop a sense of ownership of the school.
    • To afford the pupils an opportunity to influence the future development of the school.


    • To advise the Headteacher and other appropiate persons of issues of concern and interest to the pupils and to make recommendations for action.
    • To consider various aspects of school policy and to make recommendations for action.
    • To be responsible for the rules governing the running of the Council.


    • The Council will consist of two elected representatives from each form who will act as representatives for the whole year.
    • The Council will meet approximately once a fortnight.
    • The Council will be run in a formal way by a member of staff.
    • Minutes from the Council will go to the Senior Management Team for discussion.
    • Students will receive a reply to any points raised.

    School Council Reps

    The school council is made up of two representatives from each form in Years 7-11. The council meets every two weeks on Friday mornings during registration. In fact, we aim to begin the meetings at 8.15am. The meetings are run by the Year 11 reps, until Easter when the Year 10s take over for the summer term. The Year 10 reps usually continue to represent their forms through Year 11 to have some experience and continuity within the team. A member of staff, usually Mrs Holden, but sometimes Dr Swale or a member of the SMT attends the meeting, mainly to raise issues from the staff and to give advice or answer questions. The girls take the minutes, which are circulated to forms and staff.

    The role of a school council rep is to raise issues which are of concern to her form and to feed back the minutes of meetings to her form. She may also be asked for her opinion, or her form's opinion on issues raised by the staff. A good time for the reps to discuss issues with the rest of their form is on Wednesday mornings, when the staff are in their meeting. The reps should therefore be happy to speak out within a group and to talk to staff. They must be able to attend the meetings, which will begin early on Friday mornings. They should also be prepared to do the job for the whole year and, in the case of Year 10, possibly for longer.

    Year 10

    Year 10 Options Form

    Year 10 Options Booklet

    Year 10 Options - Powerpoint presentation

    Coursework information


    Year 12

    Welcome to Kendrick School Year 12 Parents

    Year 12 UMS and ALIS talk

    Year 12 Applying to Oxbridge talk

    Year 12 and Year 13 Results Day!

    Year 12 Options Update April 2007

    Year 12 Options Key Dates 2007-2008

    Application to Higher Eductaion 2007


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