High School wins Sunday Times top award

Posted on 20 November 2015

St Albans High School for Girls has been awarded the prestigious accolade The Sunday Times Independent Secondary School of the Year 2015-2016.

The longest-standing newspaper school guide in Britain, The Sunday Times Parent Power recognises the country’s top-achieving schools in both state and independent sectors. Alastair McCall, editor of The Sunday Times Schools Guide, said, “St Albans High School for Girls has had a stellar year. Its outstanding examination results speak for themselves and lift the school into our top 20 independent schools in Britain.

“What sets the school apart is that it achieves all of this while giving space for its girls to grow. Their successes in all arenas are acknowledged and applauded, and the extensive range of extra-curricular activities ensures they leave the school not just well qualified, but well-rounded too.”

Head Jenny Brown said, “I am delighted that the girls’ stellar academic success and the imaginative work of our superb staff have been recognised in this wonderful accolade. The Sunday Times Parent Power award marks much more than just our outstanding examination results.

“The award has been given for excellence in all areas of the school, including adventurous opportunities within and beyond the curriculum. Our teachers model our values of scholarship, adventure and integrity. We want pupils to take risks, to love learning, and most of all, to enjoy their time here. The Sunday Times award recognises how we grow girls’ intellectual and social confidence through an imaginative curriculum and extra-curricular provision. Above all, girls have a lot of fun here.

“This school has long been a gem in this wonderful city and I am delighted that it has now been recognised as one of the country’s best schools.”

Mrs Brown, formerly of St Paul’s Girls’ School, has been the head of St Albans High School for Girls for the past year.

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