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23/04/18

We will be writing to Year 11 parents shortly with plans for Book Return Day.

23/04/18

Surf's up! school hit the beach today – Yr 12’s Geography Field Trip studying at Chesil Beach and L… https://t.co/PwcGacrYBN

23/04/18

So proud of school's incredibly inspiring Mrs Stevens who ran the yesterday and the… https://t.co/oztSIVKdK6

23/04/18

Looking forward to a double helping of Wollstonecraft lectures this week starting today with alumna… https://t.co/UDH8QMfmA8

22/04/18

Good luck to everybody running the today especially our own Mrs Stevens. If you see her race past,… https://t.co/ZpoIsCCJRL

20/04/18

A daring mother-daughter pair who refused to be confined by the rigid conventions of their era? Can’t wait to find… https://t.co/lNuEFebpiy

20/04/18

There was feverish excitement at today's Clubs Fair with the sheer choice of societies and clubs on offer including… https://t.co/ZCnDs3YS4m

20/04/18

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The lovely Pink Ladies ...a joy to spend an evening singing and dancing. A very good turnout from so many… https://t.co/Vko8gevdrv

20/04/18

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Yep - very exciting! Once the lighting is in it’s going to be amazing! We’re one happy Department https://t.co/VAhXMGd77G

20/04/18

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Year 6 Maths Workshop! https://t.co/UPc8yYwcI8

20/04/18

Retweeted From Sarah Skevington

Nice start to the day for Florence dog. A belated Dog Easter egg. Thanks Rebecca! 🐶 https://t.co/Pl8nbvFLOW

20/04/18

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Very excited ! https://t.co/YOXEwIgxCu

19/04/18

Retweeted From Carol Chandler-Thomp

Exciting glimpse of some of the amazing new spaces our girls will be enjoying next year https://t.co/DP8UfVInUz

19/04/18

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A quick look round the new build and it seems someone else has made a home in my new office already https://t.co/5sai1dOvI2

19/04/18

Retweeted From Sarah Skevington

An old girl returned today! Thanks https://t.co/cGqJsbaJmj

19/04/18

Retweeted From Carol Chandler-Thomp

So many girls from year 11 committing to the project this summer - great news https://t.co/4wiQWUZKuG

19/04/18

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Delighted with the bright new airy space created by the redecoration of the studio over Easter… https://t.co/rW4SR0T9y5

19/04/18

Retweeted From Year 6 BHS

Dr Thompson brought some famous Scientists and Mathematicians to our workshop this morning https://t.co/5AwjiWKz5b

19/04/18

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5B enjoying the Code Trail https://t.co/IdidVT0ufh

19/04/18

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Lovely to welcome so many parents to our Maths Information Morning. https://t.co/a4NNFxPbjq

19/04/18

Retweeted From Sarah Skevington

Years 3 and 4 workshop. Don’t forget our IT support Rob Wraight is always available at Junio… https://t.co/4gYug26RGV

19/04/18

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parent workshop takes on to see how their girls do their homework… https://t.co/H0YDnSRfNU

19/04/18

Retweeted From Sarah Skevington

We ❤️❤️#Maths . Juniors is full of families in for Maths workshops - here’s KS1. https://t.co/Pgzy6I9jQB

19/04/18

Retweeted From Christine Pheiffer

Great to see alumna back! We missed you! https://t.co/pmmasLVtkv

19/04/18

Retweeted From Sarah Skevington

That’s my outfit sorted for the quiz. Looking forward to modelling plastic creation in… https://t.co/YETLPDkhHC

18/04/18

Retweeted From Christine Pheiffer

Congratulations to Kajana , shortlisted in this competition! https://t.co/bdXZNMcbmy

18/04/18

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Looking forward to this event. https://t.co/QxqaUXh6tC

18/04/18

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Luckily some ace Year 1 code breakers were on hand to help Mrs Skevington crack some tricky codes at the Y1 and 6 c… https://t.co/60sQkmVVCK

18/04/18

Retweeted From M-C Bonnar

Y5 working hard at their Maths workshop this afternoon! https://t.co/nPnv6zQkcH

18/04/18

Retweeted From Sarah Skevington

More code cracking under our beautiful rainbow 🌈 roof! https://t.co/02pi61mIuN

18/04/18

Lots of excitement at this week as we prepare to welcome author Charlotte Gordon to… https://t.co/9q7fv5zlde

18/04/18

Retweeted From Sarah Skevington

helping Year 1 to crack codes. https://t.co/JgQjmVYyQg

17/04/18

Retweeted From M-C Bonnar

Code cracking this morning https://t.co/oQ3DTvoUMB

17/04/18

Retweeted From Sarah Skevington

Juniors kick off week with a fascinating coding assembly. https://t.co/sL1D7Wj6VB

16/04/18

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Some of the delicious breakfast offerings prepared for our nutrition for teachers workshop th… https://t.co/02dx436YHh

16/04/18

Retweeted From Christine Pheiffer

Encouraging girls to be proud of their achievements - article in the Times https://t.co/lA1DsnNNke

15/04/18

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Well done Emily on your Easter Panto Beauty and the Beast performance! Here she is with star… https://t.co/eqBmwW9KBI

15/04/18

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Inspirational women right here leading by example for our students! https://t.co/jhmOcFSNDV

15/04/18

Retweeted From Sarah Skevington

Hope everyone had a great Easter break. Florence dog looking forward t… https://t.co/EZTA6QqOr1

12/04/18

Retweeted From Carol Chandler-Thomp

One of the really unique opportunities that our students can benefit from as alumnae: https://t.co/SXNC8Pewwp

Library

Senior School Library

Our Library is a central part of school life. It is a ‘haven’ where students are encouraged to read and study quietly. It is designed for two main purposes: to extend the curriculum and to inspire a love of reading. 

Our Library is staffed by a professional librarian who is available for advice on anything from finding the right book for homework, to wider reading suggestions. Exhibitions, displays and reading provide continuous inspiration.

Our Library has over 8,000 items in its collection available for loan or reference. It is open daily from 8.00am to 6.00pm and provides an up-to-date information service to both staff and students. The Library has 25 networked laptops, with internet access and academic software. Periodicals are available on subjects as diverse as sciences, the arts, politics, economics and current affairs.

Our Librarian organises many activities throughout the year including: book clubs, author visits, book fairs, competitions and quizzes, and book award shadowing. We shadow the Carnegie Book Award in collaboration with local schools and also The Guardian’s Children’s Fiction Prize. We take part in the GDST book award, organised collaboratively by the GDST librarians, which highlights the best in new reading for our students. 

Information and referencing skills contribute significantly to the students’ capacity to manage their work.  To support this, the library runs an information skills programme which teaches the students how to handle information. The aim is that all students gain the confidence to become independent, self-motivated, life-long learners.


Junior School Library

Our girls thoroughly enjoy their time in the Library. It is a bright, colourful space for the girls to enjoy their love of books. Our Library offers a wide range of reading materials to support learning and stimulate curiosity. Fiction books include both popular authors and classical novels. The girls have access to a broad variety of information books as well as books that include topical issues and curriculum based learning. There is also a wonderful variety of bi-language books on offer in the Library, as well as a section for modern foreign languages. Supporting our ethos of resilience within the school, the girls have access to a range of books on ‘Growth Mindset’ and ‘Wellbeing.’ Our girls enjoy using the KOBO e-readers which provide opportunity to use alternative mediums for research and enquiry.

Our pupils attend a library lesson each week, when they are encouraged to loan a book of their choice and enjoy the facilities our Library has to offer. Our Library is also used within curriculum lessons to support learning or aid research on a topic.

Our Year 6 Library Prefects help with all aspects of the Library, from cataloguing books, to running a Library Club for Year 1 pupils, which they thoroughly enjoy.