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!
24th February - New Term starts
12th to 14th March - Year 7 Kingswood Trip
13th to 15th March - Years 10 & 11 MFL Trip
20th March - Year 8 Parents' Evening
31st March to 4th April - Years 8 to 10 PGL Trip
2nd April - "HOW" PTFA Meeting (All welcome)
3rd April - Primary Schools' Easter Service
4th April - School Easter Service. End of Term 4
Improved Text Messaging System for Parents - and you can help the school save money. Click here for more details.
6 girls represented Walderslade in the Medway Cross country team in the Kent Cross Country Championships in Dartford on Saturday 18th January.
To be selected for this race is an achievement in itself and our girls were a credit to the school. They were Emily Featherstone, Codie Groves (Y7), Amy Berry and Jessica Msaters (Y9) and Ellise Kempster and |Brittany McKenzie from (Y10/11) . Particular congratulations to Emily who gained 7th place out of 116. Emily now is in a very strong position to be selected for the Kent team in English Schools race.
On Tuesday the 14th of January the year 7 indoor rowing team won the Kent Indoor Rowing competition, beating a number of highly competitive schools to reach the Kent finals. This is an outstanding achievement for the four students; Emily Featherstone, Grace Okunfulure, Elise Johnson, and Chloe Iles who won the competition by over 300 meters.
The year 7 rowing team were able to compete in the Kent rowing competition as a result of winning the Medway competition. They will now move on to the Kent finals, an achievement never before accomplished by an indoor rowing team at Walderslade Girls School.
On Thursday the 16th of January the Under 13 basketball team won the Medway Basketball competition, winning every game that they participated in. The girls performed exceptionally well and should be congratulated for their hard work and unity. The Walderslade Girls team was made up of highly talented individuals who pulled together to make some excellent performances. Most notably against Rainham Girls who they pipped to victory in the last 30 seconds. Special mention should go to Jordan Toomey who scored a number of important points from distance, and Fiyin Joseph who worked incredibly hard when defending making her a formidable opponent.