Newlands Girls School
About the school
Newlands Girls’ School is a comprehensive school, which has specialist status as a Technology College. It is about the same size as other secondary schools with 1150 students on roll. Its students are admitted from both the local area and further afield.
Our aim is to:
- Create confident, independent young women
- Give all students the opportunity to fulfil their potential
- Be a Learning Community
As a Technology College we aim to prepare our students for life in the twenty-first century. Our ultimate aim is for our girls to become confident, adaptable young women who can work co-operatively but who are also capable of thinking for themselves, making rational decisions and taking control of their own lives. Staff and Governors at Newlands are united in their belief in the value of single-sex education for girls, both in terms of academic achievement and social development. We have high expectations of all our girls, believing this is the best way for every girl to achieve her potential.
We aim to provide a supportive environment in which every individual is valued and able to develop to the full her academic, moral and spiritual potential. At the same time we set very clear standards for our girls in terms of both work and behaviour. We believe that learning can only take place in an orderly environment, and we make it clear to our pupils from the outset that staff work hard on their behalf and we expect them to respond in like manner.
“Students have a clear understanding of the school’s high expectations of self-discipline. During lessons they show commitment and take pride in their work in order to achieve the best possible results”
(Ofsted inspection: 23rd – 24th January 2008)
The school has been a Specialist Technology College since 2002 and is a designated Training School. In addition, it is part of the Maidenhead federation of five local secondary schools and a special school. Our work in sport and the arts has been recognised by the award of the Sportsmark in 2002 and the Artsmark in 2004.