Walderslade Girls' School | Bradfields Avenue | Chatham | ME5 OLE
Tel: (01634) 861596 | Fax: (01634) 666506
Headteacher: Mrs L. McGowan BMus MA NPQH
Specialist College for Humanities and the Arts
A very warm welcome to Walderslade Girls’ School. As one of the few all girls, non-selective High Schools in the Medway district we are proud to offer a fully inclusive, wide ranging and holistic education for all our students. We are a non-denominational school but hold very dear the principles and values that are common to many faiths. We are first and foremost a close community where every girl is known as an individual, where staff and students work together sharing mutual respect and where the pursuit of excellence permeates everything that we do. The nurture and care for all our girls is made possible by the fact that we are, by comparison to others, still a relatively small school. We offer 160 places in each year group from Year 7 to 11 and encourage as many girls as possible to continue their education in our joint 6th form.
We are extremely proud of our results at both GCSE and A Level. Our 2012 results were the best ever recorded and place our school alongside the top performing high schools in the county. However, we are not content with resting there. We seek to improve year on year to enable all our girls to achieve the highest grades and equip them with the skills and attributes that are necessary to live a happy, healthy and successful life. We want all our girls to enjoy coming to school. We strive to ensure academic success but also offer a range of wider curricular activities and experiences to educate the whole child.
Although our curriculum and teaching methods are progressive, we hold on to certain traditions; we have high standards of discipline, uniform and stewardship, instilling the importance of good manners and respect. We have excellent support systems in place and above all, a staff who genuinely care for all the girls and strive for their success.
Many visitors to the school remark on the friendly atmosphere and how happy the girls are. Come along and see for yourself!
4th November - New Term starts
4th November - KS3 Pumpkin Competition Entries
15th November - Children in Need Tag Day
19th November - Sixth Form Open Evening
21st November - PTFA Meeting
27th November - Year 7 Parents Evening
10th December - Christmas Service (All welcome) from 6:00 pm
12th December - Christmas Concert and Bazaar from 6:00 pm
13th December - Save The Children
18th December - End of Term 2 (School closes at 1 pm)
19th & 20th December - Staff Development Days 3 & 4
Improved Text Messaging System for Parents - and you can help the school save money. Click here for more details.
Despite the appalling weather the WGS Quiz held on October 11th was a resounding success!
A total of £347.02 was raised.
It was great to welcome so many new faces and the uptake from students and their families was brilliant. Many thanks to everybody who came along to support this event and we look forward to seeing you all at the next quiz being held on January 31st.
On Tuesday 22nd October the 2nd Interhouse event of the year took place – the interhouse cross country. It was an amazing sight to see nearly 300 girls running for their House. The weather was true cross country style with wind and rain, but the girls were undaunted. All girls should be congratulated on participating and will receive a certificate at the end of term