Welcome from the Chair of Governors

'Senior staff and governors have a very clear vision for the school which is being brought to fruition brilliantly.' Ofsted


We are committed to excellence in all girls' education and passionately believe that the combination of an all girls main school with a co-educational sixth form offers all of our students the best opportunity to develop and achieve their potential. 

Our rich curriculum is designed to help those seeking academic or vocational qualifications. Whilst we are successful in sending students to the UK’s top universities – including Oxford and Cambridge - we also help our girls to find fulfilling roles in apprenticeships and with local businesses. We were  delighted to have our own evaluation of our school endorsed by Ofsted when they rated Didcot Girls’ School as ‘Outstanding' following inspection in November 2015. Superb outcomes for all students were rightly attributed to the high quality of leadership throughout the school spearheaded by our Executive Headteacher, Rachael Warwick, and the impressive emphasis on creative and imaginative teaching and learning.  
 
We offer so much more than the curriculum and the personal development opportunities for our students are also outstanding. We have excellent links with Harwell and Culham Science Parks as well as the Smallpeice Engineering Trust, which create superb opportunities for girls to develop a passion and expertise for the STEM subjects. Didcot Girls’ has a strong sporting tradition with excellent facilities and plays an active part in county fixtures. There are strong art, music, dance and drama departments which put on regular concerts and shows – often jointly with the boys from St Birinus School. We are delighted to be able to offer a wide range of languages within the curriculum: Mandarin Chinese, French, Spanish and German, with Mandarin Chinese becoming an increasingly popular and distinctive aspect of our language provision. Also, as you would expect from a Language College and International Award School, there are regular overseas visits. Recent trips to China, Sweden, Germany, France and the United States have helped our students to experience first-hand the wealth of other cultures to be found around the world.
 
I am very proud to be Chair of Governors at Didcot Girls’ School. The Governors are committed to supporting the school and working with the staff to offer the best education to girls in Oxfordshire. The school's 'Commitment to Excellence' is clear in all that it does, and this summer's superb GCSE results are evidence that the school is moving from strength to strength in terms of the levels of success it enables the girls to enjoy. 
 
Best Regards

Ruth Elliot
Chair of Governors
 
 

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