Learning at Wakefield Girls’ feels good. Our high achieving students enjoy their success, but they also enjoy the journey too.
We passionately believe that how students learn is every bit as important as what they learn. So we make education a joy, with passionate teachers delivering extraordinary learning experiences in welcoming, stimulating environments. We tailor everything to suit the learning styles of our students, focusing on individual needs to create independent, inspirational young women with the skills and confidence to go out in the world and be exactly who they want to be.
Our Junior students have a happy habit of going way beyond what they believe they can achieve. With lessons primarily delivered by their class teacher, we create a ‘can-do, will do’ attitude, instilling confidence by encouraging them to be academically curious and express ideas in new, inventive ways. We explore beyond the curriculum to develop a passion and fascination for learning, enhanced by key organisational and study skills. English and maths are studied each day, with humanities, science, PE and the arts dotted throughout the week to keep things fresh, fast moving and fun.
Specialist teachers increasingly work with our students as they grow older to shape and develop core skills. This enlightened educational approach is further supplemented by enriching visits and trips focused on building teamwork and expanding horizons. The result? Your daughter will move into Seniors equipped with learned skills, true friendships, emotional intelligence, self-awareness and a collaborative mindset which will give her a real edge, wherever the future takes her.
At a senior level, the dawning realisation of exactly what they can achieve, makes each student’s educational journey both liberating and empowering. Individuality and innovation are encouraged at every stage as they learn to think differently and develop the life skills and character-building qualities that will power them along future career pathways. Our teachers are all A level experts in their fields, with small, supportive classes providing an exciting and engaging mix of inspiration, challenge and intellectual adventure.
Every student goes out in the world with a well-rounded education. Years 7 – 9 are focused on developing an extensive educational grounding which includes everything from English language and literature, maths, French, chemistry, biology, physics, art, drama, geography, history and computer science, to music, philosophy & religion, food & nutrition and sport. Students can also choose Spanish or German and classical civilisation or Latin. While in Years 10 and 11, seven subjects in the core curriculum are supplemented by three further personal choices from thirteen options, further individualising their choices at GCSE level.
In the Sixth Form at Wakefield Girls’, we nurture independence of mind and freedom of spirit. We want every student to achieve on their own terms in their own way, so our curriculum is designed to make it happen. We offer an inspirational selection of subjects at A Level, with rewarding content that goes way beyond the traditional 6th Form timetable, together with a remarkable array of sports, travel and extra-curricular activities which will open minds and doors to all of life’s possibilities. Our students enjoy a dedicated study and social space with high quality, expert personal support and advice during their A Level years.
Sixth Formers also have the freedom to supplement A Level studies with our Liberal Arts Programme. With its carousel of enriching non-exam options each term, it’s designed to broaden horizons and further develop independent thinking, resilience, creativity, teamwork, leadership and social skills, thereby preparing students for university life and beyond.
It’s no surprise that so many recent sixth formers have followed in the footsteps of our illustrious alumni, towards a wide variety of exceptional destinations including sought-after degree apprenticeships, places at top universities and conservatoires.