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Inspiring a love of learning

“Inspiring a love of learning”

‘The lessons and the teachers are really good and I’ve made so many more friends since starting the sixth form’ Emily, Year 12

‘I’ve been able to achieve a level of independence but still rely on the support of staff I know when I’ve needed it’ Beth, Year 13

‘To begin with I was nervous about meeting new people but everyone has been welcoming. The subjects I chose are right for me and the teachers are helpful. Coming here was the right decision’ A new student who started in Yr 12

“I taught in several schools and I was only blessed with sons but I firmly believe that if I had a daughter I would want her to go to this school because I am aware at first hand of the dedication of all of its staff to the care and education of the girls. This school does realise that it is precious cargo that it carries.” A former teacher


Meet the teachers:

Mrs V Koczy - Head of English -

Mr M Muralee - Deputy Head of English -

Mrs C Rogan - Teacher of English -

Miss L Bevan - Teacher of English -

Miss C Butlin - Teacher of English -

Miss L Stamp - Teacher of English -

Mrs S Holmes - Teacher of English -

Miss L Atkinson - Teacher of English - 


Our vision:


Culture is to know the best that has been said and thought in the world.” Matthew Arnold

  • We strive to engender an intellectual curiosity, high academic standards and a life-long love of learning in all of our students.
  • We believe that reading is the key to success, not only in English but across a whole range of subjects, and we ensure that students of all abilities are challenged and taken out of their comfort zone through the study of classic texts from the literary canon.  We are committed to doing whatever it takes to make these great stories accessible to each and every one of our students, regardless of ability. From the epics of Ancient Greece to Shakespeare, from the Romantic poets to Dickens and Orwell, we provide a curriculum which takes our students through the story of English literature with the aim of empowering our girls with the cultural knowledge which has shaped our collective thinking through the ages.
  • In addition, we actively encourage students to read for pleasure through independent reading schemes, class discussions and extra-curricular activities.
  • We want our pupils to be effective, articulate communicators, with a strong grasp of the fundamentals of grammar, with wide vocabularies and with the confidence, creativity and fluency to express themselves skilfully in speech and writing.
  • We aim to create a safe, friendly learning environment in which every student feels confident to participate fully and motivated to realise their potential.


Key Stage 3 schemes of work

“Everybody loves a good story. But stories are not just fun. There are important cognitive consequences of the story format. Psychologists have therefore referred to stories as "psychologically privileged," meaning that our minds treat stories differently than other types of material. People find stories interesting, easy to understand, and easy to remember.” D. T Willingham, Cognitive Scientist

Students remember stories because of all the causal connections and patterns in them. That is why we have structured our Key Stage 3 curriculum around the chronological story of English Literature. Here it is:


Long Term Plan

English KS3 LTP

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 English KS3 Overview

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Medium term plans

Y7 scheme of work               

Y8 scheme of work         

Y9 scheme of work


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