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  • Antarctica Explorer in School, Praise You, Book Day, Consequences, Trench Life

    Published 01/04/19, by Rachel Hayward
    Denmark Road High School Our Week Picture of the Week: Antarctica Explorer in School! Key stage 3 at DRHS were extremely privileged to be the first school visited by Captain Louis Rudd on his return from Antarctica. He is the
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  • #BeDenmarkSixth, Sixth Form Open evening, Year 11 Mocks, Progress Monitoring Reports

    Published 23/01/19, by Rachel Hayward
    Denmark Road High School Our Week Picture of the week: Launch of #BeDenmarkSixth Our Head Students this week launched #BeDenmarkSixth. If you search for the hashtag across social media every day you will receive updates, n
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  • Public speaking success, Home/school communication, School improvement partner, Thank you PTA, Neighbours, Swiss Exchange and Charity fundraising

    Published 10/12/18, by Rachel Hayward
        Denmark Road High School Our Week Picture of the week: Public speaking success The following students took part in and won the recent round of the English Speaking Union Public Speaking Competition: H
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  • Our School Our Week

    Published 08/10/18, by Rachel Hayward
    Picture of the week: Honours Evening The Prize Giving service of old was revamped t
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  • Welcome from Miss Giblin

    Published 18/09/18, by Rachel Hayward
    Dear Parents and Carers Welcome from Claire Giblin "For those of you who are new to the school, my name is Claire Giblin, and I am the Headteacher. I look forward to meeting you at future events.  I had the great pleasure of w
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  • Birthday Service, Enriching ourselves, Student Senior Team, GCSE Season, Up-to-date and Personal and Forward Look

    Published 08/05/18, by Rachel Hayward
    ​Our School Our Week ​ Picture of the week ​ ​Picture of the Week ​We Discover, Realise, Honour & Shape ​Student Senior Leadership Team​ Enriching ourselves GCSE Season ​Up-to-date a
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  • Thank you and goodbye!

    Published 11/04/18, by Rachel Hayward

    “As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.” Audrey Hepburn

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  • International Women's Day, Invest Day, PTA quiz night, Leavers' Concert, Book Week, Parents/Carers feedback

    Published 16/03/18, by Rachel Hayward
                   Our School Our Week ​Picture of the week: International Womens' Day.  All lessons included activities to celebrate the day and staff celebrated the work of the suffraget
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  • Safeguarding training for Year 9, Amazing individuals, Girls 2 Tech, Year 13 mock week, PTA Quiz Night, Forward look - dates for your diary.

    Published 26/02/18, by Rachel Hayward

    Our School Our Week

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  • Enriching Experiences!

    Published 05/02/18, by Rachel Hayward
      Picture of the week - All fired up!   ​ Enriching experiences - INVEST day 25 January New recruits! Assistant Headteacher appointments 453 voices Sporting fixtures - results update Forward Look - dates for your
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  • Our School Our Week

    Published 26/01/18, by Rachel Hayward


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    Picture of the week:

    National Table Tennis competitors: Mary Pang, Sofia Moran-Casanova, Sophie Mutlow, Rebecca Greenough.


    • Have you had your say? – Vision update.
    • Up on the roof.
    • World Challenge Auction
    • Sixth Form Open Evening.
    • Enrichment achievements.
    • Cake at break – Year 11 Mocks are over!
    • U16 Regional Netball finals.
    • The week in pictures – follow our Facebook.
    • Forward Look – dates for your diary.

    Picture of the week

    The High School for girls took part in the Zone 5 finals of the national table tennis competition in Birmingham last Sunday. The standard was very high and although we persevered in some close matches we were not quite able to qualify for the regional finals. We were however an under 15 team in the under 16 competition, so next year we will be stronger because of this experience.  The girls were, as always, an absolute pleasure to be with and we had many positive comments from officials and other teachers about their good nature and enthusiastic approach. 

    Have you had your say?

    The new school vision is on its way! All staff have taken part in considering the educational landscape and our ‘Little Blue Book’ of vision statements is nearly ready.  Students are collating their input next week and parents/carers have had their opportunity to contribute through the survey issued last week.  Missed this? Why not join us at the PTA meeting 22/1/18 at 7.30pm where the ‘Little Blue Book’ will be available for comment.

    Up on the roof - site development

    We successfully won a bid from the government to repair leaking roofs.  Work on the main building is due to complete by February half-term.  Large parts of the gym roof will be resurfaced by the end of March.

    World Challenge Auction takes place 2/2/18.   The auction list and tickets are available here.  Get your cheque books ready

    Sixth Form Open Evening

    Hundreds of students, parents and carers were welcomed to our Open Evening on Thursday evening this week.  Our school has an amazing vibe due to the people that make our community.  Thank you to students, staff, parents and governors who made the evening such a success.  All details relating to Sixth Form and admissions can be found here. Individual Post 16 pathway discussions with current Year 11 will take place in the coming weeks.  In the meantime, Miss Leathart, Mrs Dunnett and your subject teachers are always happy to discuss Sixth Form options with you.

    Enrichment achievements

    Bryony Tuck (Year 10) has become a Medic Mentor Ambassador for the school. 

    Charlotte Russell (Year 11) recently qualified for and won her first round in a women’s Grade 1 British Tour event.  She went on to compete against a world ranked player on the women’s WTA Tour.

    Year 11 mocks finished on Tuesday this week and we celebrated with ‘Cake at Break’ for all Year 11 and staff on Wednesday.  Well done Year 11 on managing the exam period, remember, they are a ‘learning opportunity’ (to quote Miss Wilkes!).  Thank you to staff for organising the session and for the massive amount of marking undertaken.

    U16 Regional Netball finals

    Best wishes to the following students who will be competing in the U16 South West finals in Bournemouth on Saturday, 27th January.  An amazing achievement.  Go get ‘em girls!

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    Harriet Sanderson, Remi Shah-Thornley, Rachel McKinlay, Jemima Kelly, Lucy Griffin, Elissa Moor, Antonia Smellie, Jess Bedwell, Scarlett Jinks, Natalie Sodzi

    Follow our Facebook so much happens in a week I can’t possibly cover it all here! Follow our Facebook page for regular updates.

    Forward Look – dates for your diary

    • 22/1/18 – PTA meeting 7.30-9.30pm.
    • 29/1/18 – Progress Monitoring issued – all Year groups.
    • 30/1/18 – KS3 Chamber Concert, 7.00pm, Main Hall.
    • 1/2/18 – Year 9 Consultation Evening 5.00-8.00pm.
    • 2/2/18 – World Challenge Auction of Promises, 7-9.30pm, Main Hall.
    • 6/2/18 - Year 11 Consultation Evening 5.00-8.00pm.
    • 9/2/18 – End of term at 3.30pm.
    ​Have a lovely weekend.​

    ​​Miss C Giblin
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  • Hello from Miss Giblin, our new Headteacher

    Published 08/01/18, by Rachel Hayward

    Hello, I'm Claire Giblin and I am the new Headteacher at the High School for Girls.

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