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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.

 

Ms Dibb
Executive Headteacher

News

NLA Schools Photography Competition Posted on: 23/01/2020

NLA Schools Photography Competition

Deadline Friday 20 February 2020 To celebrate World Water Day 2020 New London Architecture Learning, the City of London and Cheapside Business Alliance are organising a photography competition for schools and an exhibition at The City Centre for The Worshipful Company of Water Conservators and we want you to get involved! All year groups up to year 13 are encouraged to get involved and submit via their class. Working as a class we are asking pupils to submit photographic artwork that responds to the theme of ‘A Sustainable Future for London’ that addresses the environmental challenges Londoners face. There are excellent prizes to be won, as well as the chance for your class to have your entry printed and exhibited at The City Centre for World Water Day and take part in a sustainability themed art workshop at New London Architecture! Theme suggestions: – Promote active forms of travel – Present design visions or inspiration for a greener future for London – Highlight the need to move towards a Plastic Free City – Campaign for London to become a Car Free City – Capture the impact of climate change on London’s environment and population – Show the detrimental impact of single-use plastic over rivers and waterways   For full information on submitting, guidelines and an example lesson plan, please read the guidelines below: https://nla-production.s3.amazonaws.com/3472/SCHOOLS-PHOTOGRAPHY-COMP-%28DOCUMENT%29.pdf
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