Notre Dame School
About the school
At Notre Dame School we are unashamedly holistic. Our students, from 2 to 18, are at the centre of everything we do, and their physical and mental well-being is every bit as important as their wonderful academic, sporting and creative achievements.
For more than 400 years, pastoral care has been embedded at the heart of our whole approach to education. This is not at the expense of academic rigour. Rather, it forms the bedrock on which academic excellence is built: happy, comfortable and secure children and young women make confident and successful learners, who feel safe to venture beyond their comfort zone and try new approaches, and who understand that mistakes and failures are an important step in learning.
At Notre Dame, the focus is on Happiness and Success – in that order. We are profoundly committed to this educational philosophy and through it we fulfil our aim of providing an exemplary all-round education. The academic, creative, physical, moral, and intellectual challenges expected in all good schools, complete with state-of-the- art facilities, are balanced with fun and laughter and a trusting and compassionate atmosphere, which enables everyone within our community to become the best possible version of themselves.