Watford Grammar School for Girls

Name Watford Grammar School for Girls
Website http://www.watfordgrammarschoolforgirls.org.uk/
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Inspection Date 03 October 2007
Address Lady’s Close, Watford, Hertfordshire, WD18 0AE
Phone Number 01923223403
Type Academy
Age Range 11-18
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Girls
Number of Pupils 1285 (100% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 15.3
Local Authority Hertfordshire
Percentage Free School Meals 2.8%
Percentage English is Not First Language 50.3%

Description of the school

This is a comprehensive school where a quarter of the students are selected on academic ability and a further 10% on musical aptitude. The majority of girls enter the school with standards that are well above national averages. The proportion of students with learning difficulties and/or disabilities is significantly below the national average. The proportion of children from minority ethnic groups is significantly above the national average, as is the proportion whose first language is not English. The numbers of students receiving free school meals is significantly below the national average. The school has visual arts specialist status, recently re-accredited, and achieved a second specialism in mathematics and computing in February 2007. The school works closely with Watford Grammar School for Boys in the provision of joint courses and curricular activities. Key for inspection grades Grade 1 Outstanding Grade 2 Good Grade 3 Satisfactory Grade 4 Inadequate