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Headteacher's Welcome

A warm welcome to Stratford Girls' Grammar School.  I am proud to lead a school that has such an inspirational history of success, which dates back over half a century.

We shape futures.  Our community of expert teachers and associate staff understand that our students only get one education and it is imperative that everyone who joins our grammar school has access to the same opportunities to help them to become as successful as they can possibly be; to be the very best version of themselves.

Our name is synonymous with academic excellence; as a fully selective girls’ academy state school, we are consistently ranked as one of the best in the country, and our results are testament to that fact.  It is, however, our focus on pastoral care that truly sets us apart.

We are a caring school.  We take great pride in our ability to deliver bespoke support that is tailored to the needs of every student to ensure they maximise their experience – and therefore their outcome – here at SGGS.  This is further enhanced by our unique heritage and strong links within the community of Stratford-upon-Avon, all of which contribute to a beautiful setting which is inspirational for both staff and students each and every day.  Indeed, there is no greater sight or sound than the hustle and bustle of school life against the backdrop of our beautiful historic 15th Century Manor, surrounded by picturesque gardens which sit comfortably alongside our state of the art 21st Century facilities which have been added to our site in recent years.

We are a forward-thinking school, and the calibre of our students and our alumnae reflect our rejection of gender stereotyping, and underpins our firm belief that you can be whatever you want to be; all you need is ambition, focus and the right support and guidance.  Today, women have more chances to succeed in society than ever before, and we have grasped that baton with both hands.  We believe there is no such thing as a glass ceiling.

We are a happy school.  Laughter is a sound regularly heard in our classrooms, corridors and gardens.  Our students thrive here, both academically and socially, and lifelong friendships are formed here from the moment they arrive.  We promote the regular celebration of achievement, and students learn to be proud of their own success as well as the success of their friends.  Our extra-curricular opportunities are exceptional, with fantastic opportunities made available to those with interests in sports, science, music, performing arts and much more.

We are a well-connected school.  As a highly successful grammar school, we keep destinations and outcomes in our sights at all times.  Our links with our alumnae and our local community are strong.  Our careers and work experience connections are excellent and we are well-positioned to ensure that our students are supported and guided to their destinations of choice, year after year.  From Oxford University and Cambridge University enrolment to ECO champions and sportswomen, SGGS has a long history of helping students meet and exceed all expectations, equipping them with the knowledge and confidence they need in order to realise their long-term ambitions.

We are an enlightened and knowledgeable school.  We know how to teach bright, ambitious girls, empowering and challenging them to grow into successful young adults who contribute positively to the world around them.  I hope that you enjoy visiting our website and exploring some examples of how we shape futures.

Mrs Jacqueline Cornell, Headteacher.

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