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Reading Girls` School
Northumberland Avenue, RG2 7PY, UK Reading
+44 (0)118 986 1336
www:http://www.readinggirls.reading.sch.uk/e-mail:info@readinggirls.reading.sch.uk


WELCOME

I am very proud to be the Headteacher of Reading Girls’ School. The improvement and progress shown over the past few years is exceptional.

The School has become part of The Kendrick Federation, gained Specialist Schools Status in Business & Enterprise, retained the Investors in People award and achieved some of the best results in its history.

Reading Girls’ is a dynamic school and is set on a path of further improvement. We look forward to meeting you and welcoming both you and your daughter to Reading Girls’ School.

Pick an option from the menu above to start finding out more about our School and the way we work together.

Emma Leigh-Bennett
Headteacher


The heart of the School is based on solid foundations...

  • Girls have a real enthusiasm for learning and take pride in their School
  • Teachers are highly qualified and all staff share a commitment to provide a quality education
  • The School environment is well cared for and celebrates student achievement
  • Strong links are established with the local community.

My vision for Reading Girls’ School is that it will become an Outstanding School for Learning. I believe that this can and will be achieved. Our priorities are to:

  • Keep improving the quality of teaching and learning
  • Further develop and personalise the curriculum
  • Strengthen links across the community; above all with parents, primary schools and local businesses
  • Improve examination results.

To arrange a personal tour of the school, please contact
Cindy Wootton
on 0118 986 1336.


CURRICULUM

Early Key Stages

Reading Girls' School has a diverse and personalised curriculum that prepares girls for the world of work and further intellectual study at A level and University. When girls begin at the school, we aim to make the transition to Secondary School smooth and stimulating, with a supportive environment that allows the students to discover their love of learning and working together as a team.

We offer real and distinctive changes for our girls with Philosophy for Children being taught in Years 7 and 8. Students also have a rich diet of Drama, Media Studies and Information & Computer Technology throughout their early years in the school.

Keystage 4

The Key Stage 4 curriculum consists of GCSE's in English, English Literature, Mathematics, Double Award Science and the DiDA course in ICT. Short courses in Religious Studies and Citizenship also sit alongside PE and Games as central parts of the curriculum for all students.

In addition, students may opt for three of: Business Studies, Design and Technology (Graphics, Food & Textiles), Drama, French, History, Geography, Music, Art, ICT and Media Studies.

Students may also opt to participate in the Increased Flexibility programme and take up the opportunity to attend College at TVU or with Chiltern College to take exciting courses in any of the following:

Catering
Early Learning
Fashion
Hair and Beauty Therapy
Health and Social Care
Music Technology

Sixth Form

Students will usually complete four AS subjects in the Lower Sixth and continue with three or four of these subjects at A2 level in the Upper Sixth. In 2005-6 46% of these students achieved A-B grades.

Subjects available include:

Biology
Business Studies
English Literature
French and French Business
General Studies
Geography
History
ICT
Law
Mathematics
Further Mathematics
Media Studies
Philosophy
Psychology
Urdu

In addition to these subjects, the school continues to pride itself on its growing relationship with TVU and other Reading schools to offer the broadest curriculum possible, with students from Reading Girls' School being able to take Fine Art, Chemistry, Physics among others.

Vocational Studies

Reading Girls' School offers highly successful level two BTEC First Diplomas in the following subjects:

Art and Design
Travel and Tourism
Child Care and Education

75% of these were at distinction and 100% at merit or above and all students enjoy the range of subjects on offer and the close pastoral care they receive through our tutorial system.


ACTIVITIES AND EXCURSIONS

A review of past and present activities. These include trips to businesses, theme parks, exchanges with other schools, theatre shows and trips abroad.

2007-08

  • Charity events – such as Jeans for Genes, Pink Day Breast Cancer, Children in Need etc
  • Enterprise activities in Year 9 and 10
  • Yr 7 Transition/Learning Day
  • Family Learning Week – October 07
  • World Challenge – Ski trip in April 08
  • Pink Day
  • The Avenue party – Yr 12/13 – organising party for special needs students
  • Face Off – in school competition
  • Working with students in other schools – Dance programme
  • German students staff - visiting school
  • Young Chef competition
  • Children in Need – varity of charity functions within school
  • Patomime vists – Yr 7 and 8
  • Year 12 Spirit of Free Enterprise – activities
  • Citizenship – Yr 10 set 1 – organising school fete in July
  • Set 2 – Yr 10 – Dance Off – involving other schools
  • Set 5 – Party for Blagdon nursery
  • Attendance challenges – Yr 10 and 11 – cinema visits
  • Attendance challenge Yr 7 and 8 – The Great Ricardo
  • Shakespeare company for Yr 9 students at KS 3 English
  • Yr 12 visits to theatre in London
  • World Challenge – Norway trip
  • School Fete in July 07

Extra curricular

  • Computer club
  • Variety of sports clubs such as trampolining, netball, badminton etc
  • Cartoon Club
  • Drama Club
  • School choir
  • Booster lessons for KS 3 students in English Maths and Science
  • Revision lesssons in all subject areas from Easter 07



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