Pupils are constantly challenged to aim high. They are taught leadership skills very effectively. Ofsted

DGS Values

  • A school where everyone is included at the heart of the community
  • A school with high expectations which provides quality learning experiences for all
  • A safe and happy school which creates a sense of pride and promotes respectful relationships for all

Our Mission Statement

"We are a vibrant school community which empowers girls to become resilient and to fulfil their potential as future leaders."

What makes Didcot Girls' School distinctive?

  • Our reputation is deservedly a school ‘committed to excellence’
  • The school values are tangible and clearly understood by all stakeholders
  • The particular strengths of an all girls’ context are widely shared, highly visible and driven through a Growth Mindset culture
  • Our commitment to language learning creates an excellent provision

High Quality Teaching and Learning

  • The DGS Way defines the framework for high quality teaching and learning across our school
  • Students confidently develop skills for life such as problem solving, team working and creative thinking alongside excellent literacy, numeracy and ICT skills
  • The creative use of technology creates a cutting edge provision to support high quality teaching and learning

What does this mean?
Students are resilient and confident learners who have a ‘can-do’ attitude which prepares them well for their futures. Staff share a common language for excellent learning and this is evidenced across the school.

A Leadership Culture

  • Students are empowered to take leadership roles, especially through the Leadership Ladder, School Council, House system, Prefect team and the Sixth Form Leadership group
  • A collaborative leadership community, driven by Senior Team and Middle Leaders,  develops where creative ideas are shared, contributing towards the school’s vision
  • Professional development for all staff is responsive to need and shares best practice through collaborative training networks

What does this mean?
Students and staff feel empowered to take leadership roles and are well supported in these roles, enabling individuals to ‘make a difference’ to their school and to the community.

Personalised Support and Guidance

  • High quality mentoring provides personalised support for students’ learning
  • Peer mentoring promotes social cohesion across the school
  • The curriculum offers well tailored learning pathways which provide good progression

What does this mean?
All students feel known in the school community and there is a close understanding of each individual’s needs which leads to appropriate support and high levels of achievement. Students fulfil their potential.

An Outward-Facing Learning Community

  • Outreach work ensures the best of science, languages, arts, sports and business provision is available to students both in and outside of the school
  • An understanding  of different cultures and faiths promotes tolerance and respect

What does this mean?
Students have a wide choice of excellent enrichment and extra-curricular provision which increases their aspirations. They are tolerant of difference and respectful of each other and their community. Our students are proud of their school.

Documents

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DGS Strategic Plan 2021-25 08th Nov 2021 Download
@@DidcotGirls05:19 PM - 23rd February, 2024 Thoroughly entertaining and inspiring talk from Manjeet Mann to our Year 9 and 10 students today. Thanks to for providing books to be bought and signed! pic.twitter.com/LVHewYAyGm
@@DidcotGirls11:13 AM - 8th February, 2024 We are looking for a Head of Sociology to lead our A Level programme. Apply by 26th February: Read more
@@DidcotGirls01:49 PM - 19th January, 2024 Our corridors are beautifully decked with a new display of stunning work from KS3 students last term. From architectural Polaroids and portraits to still lives, the outcomes of their sustained pieces are brightening the walls for all to see. pic.twitter.com/apjdL7G7EF
@@RidgewayEdu03:46 PM - 17th January, 2024 This afternoon, Reading Ambassadors from  visited Sutton Courtenay Primary School to look at the Primary Novels shortlisted for the  with Year 6 students. We can't wait to see which book they vote for! pic.twitter.com/4OQMkqJ8fA
@@RidgewayEdu03:44 PM - 17th January, 2024 This afternoon, Reading Ambassadors from  visited Sutton Courtenay Primary School to look at the Primary Novels shortlisted for the  with Year 6 students. We can't wait to see which book they vote for! pic.twitter.com/4OQMkqJ8fA
@@DidcotGirls03:38 PM - 20th December, 2023 Wishing all of our staff, students and their families a restful, happy Christmas break. We look forward to seeing you all back on Tuesday 9th January. 🎄 pic.twitter.com/f1NrOXofwc
@@DidcotGirls12:43 PM - 13th December, 2023 Treats galore at our annual Xmas Business Fayre! Year 10 have worked so hard on their products and the rest of the school can’t wait to visit at lunchtime. 🎄 🎅 pic.twitter.com/rOhaaGXhpR
@@DGS_PEdept09:22 PM - 11th December, 2023 Here she is!!!! Congratulations Honey, we are so proud of you!! What an incredible achievement. 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿⚽️ Read more
@@DGS_PEdept07:57 PM - 11th December, 2023 Here she is!!!! Congratulations Honey, we are so proud of you!! What an incredible achievement. 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿⚽️ Read more
@@RidgewayEdu04:58 PM - 11th December, 2023 Carefully organised and well put together programme.’ ‘Excellent variety and strong presentations- thank you!’ We are thrilled with the feedback from our RET Leadership and Learning day! pic.twitter.com/pmT1r63FLC
@@RidgewayEdu04:58 PM - 11th December, 2023 Carefully organised and well put together programme.’ ‘Excellent variety and strong presentations- thank you!’ We are thrilled with the feedback from our RET Leadership and Learning day! pic.twitter.com/pmT1r63FLC
@@DidcotGirls02:02 PM - 10th December, 2023 Congratulations Ava! We are all so proud of your tremendous achievement. 👏 🧬 🧪 Read more
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