Welcome to Didcot Girls’ School. As the only all girls’comprehensive school in Oxfordshire we are proud of the opportunities we offer to all of our girls to develop in an environment which fosters resilience, promotes leadership and a ‘can-do’ ethos. Our co-educational Sixth Form, shared with St Birinus School, offers excellent progression for our girls to study in a vibrant and thriving Sixth Form community. Our school is grounded in the strength of relationships between staff, students and parents. We work in partnership with our students who actively contribute to the running and decision-making of the school through a powerful School Council, the vibrant House system and a strong leadership programme which operates throughout the whole school. Our core values of mutual respect, inclusivity and high expectation underpin the developments that we work towards together as a learning community which is truly ‘committed to excellence’.
Didcot Girls’ School was designated as a Language College in 1997. We pride ourselves on the international dimension of our work which involves so many opportunities for students to travel abroad, learn about other cultures and to apply their language learning in real contexts. We value learning in all its forms and offer a curriculum personalised to meet the different and changing needs of our girls as they prepare for Higher and Further Education, the world of work, and adult life.
Standards of achievement are high and we are delighted that Ofsted has recognised the school’s drive for excellence by awarding us the highest possible Ofsted grading of 'Outstanding' in November 2015. Teaching is creative and stimulating and our extracurricular provision outstanding. The school has converted to academy status and we are excited about the opportunities this creates for the future. The school is on a rapid trajectory of outstanding development: we hope that you will join us on this journey.
I am extremely proud to be the Headteacher of such a positive and aspirational school community. I encourage you to make a visit to see us in action; we all very much look forward to welcoming you to our school.