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Why Choose a Girls' School?

Research highlights that girls achieve greater academic success, have access to numerous educational and leadership opportunities and are more confident in girls-only education. WGHS has had a proud history of educating and empowering girls since its foundation in 1878.

We encourage our girls to perform to the best of their abilities. We foster personal qualities, such as resilience and determination, to ensure our girls are ready to conquer challenges. In addition, the values of kindness, public spirit, empathy and consideration for others are all encouraged.
Girls are encouraged to make the most of their school career; to take risks and aim for all and more than they can achieve. The girls of today will be tomorrow’s leaders, which is why we believe that there should be no limitations on their ambitions and enthusiasm for learning, either professionally or personally.

  • Girls are given plenty of opportunities to work together collaboratively and cooperatively
  • Girls are free in their formative early years to satisfy their inquisitive nature and to flourish and achieve
  • Girls grow through challenge and choice into happy and confident individuals
  • Girls have a keen sense of belonging, nurtured by strong and supportive friendship groups
  • Girls work to their strengths rather than conforming to expected gender norms, and excel in subjects such as Maths and the Sciences
  • Girls are encouraged to break through ‘the glass ceiling’ – to be creative, to be brave and to take risks; to rise to challenges and not to let set backs, set them back
  • Girls are given the freedom to express and debate their own opinions
  • Girls are given the opportunity to become leaders within the school community as school officials, sports’ captains

Girls can be themselves within an all-girl environment, free from gender stereotypes and boundaries, allowing them to enjoy and excel.

WGHS provides a rounded education where all talents are valued and celebrated, and girls have the confidence and desire to fulfil their dreams.

“At WGHS Junior School we strongly believe that girls learn better when they can benefit form an all-girl environment”

Key Facts

  • Girls positively thrive in a single-sex setting
  • Girls' mature attitude to their studies can be built upon
  • Girls' learning and progress are allowed to go forward at a pace without hindrance
  • Girls' training for life can flourish as they set the agenda
  • Girls can make choices without stereotypical restrictions
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