What to look for when selecting a school?
All parents want their children to be successful and happy, to ensure they develop into confident young adults. It is important to think about the future; as a parent what should you be looking for in a school? Is the school going to help nurture the right skills and learning attributes to help your children navigate the wider world?
The world is changing rapidly and education needs to keep evolving to provide relevant and engaging opportunities to ensure children are future-smart.
At Bedford Girls’ School we believe in staying at the forefront of educational changes. Underpinned by the ethos of the International Baccalaureate, our educational philosophy is firmly focused on ensuring that we develop the skills that both educational research and employers are telling us are in demand for today’s and tomorrow’s graduates.
Our educational model is deeply rooted in developing a wide set of learner attributes which we believe are key to future success, and which encourage a growth mindset and an open minded approach to learning.
We incorporate technology into our learning and classrooms, every pupil has an individual iPad as part of their school kit, aiding not only the development technological fluency but also creative and collaborative skills with our pupils.
From the age of seven, when girls first join us in Year 3 to students in the Upper Sixth, our classrooms fizz with energy and creativity, as the girls are inspired to learn through modern teaching practises.
Our Enhanced Curriculum in the Junior School lays the foundation, embedding independent-led learning skills, where questioning and inquiring are central to our agenda. These skills enable the girls to transition to the Senior School in Year 7 with ease, and to tackle the challenges of GCSEs, the International Baccalaureate Diploma and A Levels with confidence.
With equal focus on the academic and co-curricular programmes, girls achieve outstanding examination results and stunning successes on the sports field, but most importantly develop into mature young women with strong global outlooks. They are able to critically think about the world around them and how they can positively contribute to society; they can communicate clearly, think independently and understand the importance of leading a balanced life. We teach the importance of taking time to reflect and help them to understand that disappointments and set-backs provide learning opportunities, which build reliance and self-awareness.
We believe this is a recipe for an outstanding school with outstanding pupils, but please come and see our vibrant community by attending our upcoming open mornings where you will be able to meet the Headmistress, talk to our current students and tour our facilities.
Alternatively arrange a private visit of the School at a time convenient to you.
Reserve a place for Open Morning at www.Bedfordgirlsschool.co.uk or call the Admissions team on 01234 361918.