You’ll like the way WAKEFIELD GIRLS feel empowered

Wakefield Girls have the freedom to express themselves, explore what excites them and experience new interests, independence and friendships which will take them way beyond the classroom.
Heidi-Jayne Boyes
Head Teacher
Ethos and Values

Our guiding principles and aims

Wakefield Girls High School is a high achieving, world class accredited school with a defining ethos which has prevailed for 150 years. At the heart of this ethos is the idea that there are no limitations on learning or what girls can achieve. We aim to develop each girl’s potential by creating an environment where they can flourish, providing an empowering education that makes them future ready and connected for life.

Research studies show that girls develop differently from their male peers and become more empowered, less influenced by peer pressure and achieve more at all-girl schools.

At Wakefield Girls, this is reflected every year by the number of girls who go on to become everything they want to be. 

Our aims are that …
 We want our students to be:
– outward looking, motivated to support each other and ready to make a difference
– be proud to be part of a warm and caring community
– future ready with a strong sense of social responsibility
– be intellectually curious and experience a Joy of Learning at Wakefield Girls’
Our daughter has been nurtured, cared for and given fabulous wider experiences and opportunities within a high achieving environment with excellent teaching.
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Each For All

We make education enjoyable, with an agile and creative approach which is relevant to their future and helps them to succeed individually and collectively, enabling them to excel while showing care, consideration and respect for others. 

Together, our girls are united in their passion, commitment and ability to make a difference by being thoughtful, considerate and confident enough to face any challenge and embrace every opportunity. Making friends and happy lifelong memories, as they go on to make their way in the world, their way.

Our values

Our values are not soft values, but real, practical values we all share and live and breathe every day.

We are:

  • Empowered – we make a difference by using our voice, speaking up for what we believe in and bringing positivity and proactivity to everything we do
  • Together – we support each other now and into the future and build real and lasting connections with our community
  • Aware – the way we understand and support the diverse world we live in and develop a strong sense of social responsibility makes us ready for the future

The 21st century is an exhilarating time for young women.

Theirs is a time to grow up ready to take on tomorrow’s challenges and be a part of a future they choose.

Cultivating the skills needed can seem like a daunting pursuit, but when parents work to develop their daughter’s potential, the extraordinary can happen. 

Big futures start early and involve working with your daughter every day to empower her over time.



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