Walderslade Girls' School | Bradfields Avenue | Chatham | ME5 OLE

Tel: (01634) 861596 | Fax: (01634) 666506

Email: office@waldersladegirls.org.uk

Headteacher: Mrs L McGowan BMus (Hons), PGCE, MA, NPQH, FRSA

Walderslade Girls' School

Specialist College for the Arts

WGS Open Days 2016

Open Evening: Tuesday 11th October 6:00 - 8:30pm

Headteacher presentations at 6:15pm and 7:00pm

Open Mornings: Wednesday 12th - Friday 14th October

Daily guided tours 9:00am - 12:00pm

Headteacher’s Welcome

Mrs McGowan

Welcome to Walderslade Girls' School, a small, friendly and very much a family oriented all-girls High School located in a pleasant suburb of the Medway town of Chatham. We are a Specialist College of the Arts and place great emphasis on creative teaching to inspire our students' learning across the curriculum. We value creative subjects within our specialism which includes fine art, textiles, photography, sculpture, drama, dance music and musical theatre, alongside a full and diverse academic curriculum. We cater for girls of all abilities from the most able to those who perhaps struggle with aspects of their learning. We are a fully inclusive school where every child is valued and known as an individual and where every child is viewed as unique and special with talents and gifts of their own; strengths which are identified and nurtured so that our girls blossom and develop into confident and successful young women.

WGS is a member of the Co-operative Schools Network of the south east and we subscribe to the Co-operative values of self-help and self-responsibility. We seek to promote democracy, equality and equity throughout the school and our girls are taught the values of honesty, openness and the importance of social responsibility, kindness and caring for others.

I am very proud to lead such a wonderful community of students and committed and dedicated highly qualified staff, many of whom are long serving to the school. There is something very special about the atmosphere that pervades the school and that strikes so many people to comment on when they come to visit. It is quite indescribable but leaves one with a sense of warmth, calmness, a quiet sense of purpose and, above all, togetherness. I warmly invite you to come and experience this for yourself and step into what is affectionately known as the ‘Walderslade Family’.

Mrs L McGowan  BMus (Hons), PGCE, MA, NPQH, FRSA
Headteacher

Walderslade Wednesdays

All places on this year's Walderslade Wednesdays have now been filled.

WGS Open Days 11th - 14th October 2016

See our new Prospectus

Latest Updates

Year 11 Revision and Catch-up Sessions
23 Sep 2016

Year 11 Parents' Information Evening
23 Sep 2016

Letter to Parents - Aerosol Sprays
14 Sep 2016

Co-curricular Progarmme for 2016 - 2017
9 Sep 2016

Summer 2016 Hearts of Walderslade
19 Jul 2016

Term Dates 2017 - 2018
9 May 2016

Improved Text Messaging System for Parents - and you can help the school save money. Click here PDF Icon for more details.

Upcoming Events

5 Oct - Year 7 Tea Party 3:30 - 5:00pm

11 Oct - Open Evening 6:00 - 8:30pm
(School closes to students 12:30pm)

12 to 14 Oct - Open Mornings 9:00am -12:30pm

18 Oct - HE Evening 6:00 - 8:00pm

19 Oct - Sixth Form Tag Day

19 Oct - Walderslade Wednesday 3:45 - 4:45pm

19 Oct - Term 1 ends

20 to 21 Oct - Staff Development Days

26 Oct - Pastoral Pop-in 10:30am - 12:00pm

31 Oct - Term 2 begins

Full Calendar Overview