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Prospective Parents Information

Thank you for your interest in Elizabeth Garrett Anderson School. I do hope you will visit us on one of our open mornings or evening, or indeed, at any other time if the designated mornings and evening are not convenient. Please contact us if you would like to arrange a different time.

However, if you are unable to visit, I would like to use this letter to highlight some of the things I will be speaking about to our visitors.

We are aware that choosing a secondary school is an extremely important decision and that you are quite rightly concerned that you have as much information as possible to ensure that you make the right choice for your daughter. Not all schools are right for all students so it is important that you are aware of the particular strengths and ethos of each school.

At EGA, we are determined that not only should every girl reach her potential in terms of academic achievement, but also have a range of other opportunities which will enrich and enhance her experience. All girls are specifically encouraged to learn to play an instrument and develop their talents in whatever field they choose.

Our outcomes for students are exceptional. Every year some girls achieve the highest grade in every single subject. This clearly shows that, given the right support and encouragement, our students can and do achieve results as good as those of students at any school in the country. It points to excellence in teaching and learning and knowledge about what is needed in order to be successful in examinations; no girl leaves EGA without qualifications.

In addition to academic success, girls at EGA have the opportunity to take part in a huge range of other activities to explore their talents in the arts, sports or to enrich their curriculum. It is quite likely that your daughter will work with a professional musician or artist during her time here and might even perform at the Almeida or other venues. There really is something for everybody.

What contributes to this success is a very positive atmosphere where girls are encouraged to take responsibility and to work with others.  We are committed to maintaining our ethos of social harmony in the knowledge that no one can learn when they feel uneasy or unsafe. Girls are rightly proud of their school and enjoy being here. They come to school in the knowledge that we have the highest of expectations and that they can achieve more than ever seemed possible on entry to the school.

I always say to parents that, in all the schools in which I have worked, and they’ve all been very different, the one thing which has characterised those students who are successful is that they are the students whose parents work in partnership with the school; the ones whose parents are interested, who attend parents’ evenings and work collaboratively to ensure the best possible educational experience for their children.

There really is no substitute for visiting the school and meeting the remarkable young women who attend EGA.  I know you will be impressed by their commitment to learning and their very high standards both in terms of behaviour and achievement.

I look forward to meeting you.

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Ms Beagley

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Headteacher

News

Open Events 2023 Posted on: 14/09/2023

Open Events 2023

We are delighted to invite you to our upcoming open events. We host both a range of Open Mornings and our annual Open Evening on Thursday 5th October. We look forward very much to welcoming families to EGA and getting to show them more about what our school has to offer its students and community. Open Mornings: Open Mornings run from 9.15am-10:30am and will include a talk from students, the headteacher as well as a tour of lessons around the school. There is no need to book to attend an open morning, please just arrive at our main reception for 9.15am. Tuesday 26th September 9.15am-10:30am Thursday 28th September 9.15am-10:30am Tuesday 10th October 9.15am-10:30am Thursday 12th October 9.15am-10:30am Open Evening - Thursday 5th October 2023 5:00-7:30pm Our open evening is a chance to visit the school and explore the fantastic facilities we have to offer. You will hear from our headteacher,  tour all the areas of the school and meet the amazing members that make up our school community. The open evening is also a great time to be able to discuss curriculum and opportunities with our teachers. Many EGA students also volunteer to support at Open Evening so you will have plenty of chances to ask them any questions you might have. You do not need to book a slot for our open evening. However, to help us ensure a smooth experience, we suggest arriving towards the start of one of the following slots: 5:00-5:45pm / 5:45-6:30pm / 6:30-7:15pm We recommend attending both Open Evening and an Open Morning to get the full experience of what is on offer at EGA as both events offer a different experience.
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