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Careers

The careers information, advice and guidance we offer is more comprehensive, from an earlier age, than most schools. It is important that girls do not see a career as something distant and unrelated to school life, other than, perhaps, their academic success. We work hard to ensure girls are aware that all that they do outside the class room is equally important in developing the vital transferable skills that employers value and that will contribute to their success in their future careers.

Girls continue to outperform boys at all academic levels and, increasingly, as young professionals. As a girls school, we work hard to promote role models of successful women, especially our former pupils who are keen to return to school to share their experiences with current pupils. We keep in contact with pupils after they leave school and they are always willing to advise and assist current pupils. At our many careers events, we aim to recruit as many inspirational female speakers as we can. Careers displays feature successful women: for example, the recent Times Eureka feature on up-and-coming female scientists was prominently displayed (especially as one of the scientists was Lucie Green, a former pupil). Additionally we have a strong tradition of girls going into perceived ‘male’ careers such as engineering; an all girls’ environment allows our pupils the freedom to choose freely without influences of stereotyping.

Our Aims:

  • To recognise that each girl is unique, with her own combination of academic abilities, talents, interests, personality and aspirations·
  • To encourage each girl to be aspirational in her career aims and to recognise the achievements and skills she needs to build to be successful·
  • To enable each girl develop self- awareness of and confidence in her particular strengths ·
  • To encourage each girl to be aspirational in her career aims and to recognise the achievements and skills she needs to build to be successful·
  • To provide information, advice and guidance at transition stages within her school career and as she moves into adult life beyond school so that she makes informed and realistically aspirational choices which will enable her to be happy and successful·
  • To offer opportunities to experience the worlds of HE and work and to see how the school curriculum and co-curriculum link to adult life.