Camden School for Girls

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The Camden School for Girls
Motto Onwards and Upwards
Established 1871
Type Voluntary aided
Headmistress Elizabeth Kitcatt
Chair of Governors Janet Pope
Founder Frances Mary Buss
Location Sandall Road
Camden Town
London

NW5 2DB
England Coordinates: 51°32′46″N 0°08′05″W / 51.546°N 0.1347°W / 51.546; -0.1347
Local authority Camden
DfE number 202/4611
DfE URN 100054 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Students 1,006
Gender Girls; coeducational sixth form
Ages 11–18
Colours

     Camden green

     White
Publication Friday News, Sixth Sense
Affiliations Camden Consortium
Website CSG

The Camden School for Girls (CSG) is a comprehensive secondary school for girls, with a co-educational sixth form, in the London Borough of Camden in North London. It has about one thousand students of ages eleven to eighteen, and specialist-school status as a Music College.[1] The school has long been associated with the advancement of women's education.

History[edit]

Founded in 1871 by the suffragette Frances Mary Buss, who also founded North London Collegiate School, the Camden School for Girls was one of the first girls' schools in England. A grammar school for much of the 20th century, it became comprehensive in 1976, although only year by year. It was not fully comprehensive until 1981. The school was damaged in the war but rebuilt in 1957, the architect being John Eastwick-Field OBE.[2]

Academic performance[edit]

A 1999 Office for Standards in Education (Ofsted) report called it "a unique and very effective school in many ways." Another, written in March 2005, said it was an "outstanding school with excellent features," and the most recent report said that it "rightly deserves the outstanding reputation it has among parents and in the community." Its GCSE results are excellent, and its A-level results are the best in the Camden LEA outside the private sector.[3]

Notable former pupils[edit]

The following people were educated at the Camden School for Girls. Some of them went only attended the sixth form.


Fictional pupils[edit]

Notable former teachers[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Doris Burchell, Miss Buss' Second School, 1971.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Camden School for Girls". Ofsted. Retrieved 2013-06-20. 
  2. ^ "John Eastwick-Field". Timesonline.co.uk. Retrieved 2013-06-20. 
  3. ^ "Education | League Tables | Secondary schools in Camden". BBC News. 2010-01-13. Retrieved 2013-06-20. 
  4. ^ Gaby Hinsliff "Lady in waiting", The Observer, 2 October 2005, Retrieved on 30 March 2008
  5. ^ "Obituary: Charlotte Coleman" Daily Telegraph, 17 November 2001
  6. ^ Valentine, Penny; "Obituary: Charlotte Coleman" The Guardian, 19 November 2001
  7. ^ "‘DONALD, Prof. Dame Athene Margaret’, Who's Who 2013, A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc, 2013; online edn, Oxford University Press, Dec 2012 ; online edn, Nov 2012". 
  8. ^ Eyre, Hermione (2011-02-17). "How the world fell in love with Camden girl Lily Donaldson". London Evening Standard (London). Retrieved 2013-01-13. 
  9. ^ Sale, Jonathan (2009-01-08). "Passed/Failed: An education in the life of the actress Tamsin Greig". London: The Independent. Retrieved 2013-01-13. 
  10. ^ a b Williams, Sally (25 April 2010), "Lucy Kellaway interview for In Office Hours", The Daily Telegraph, retrieved 19 December 2011 
  11. ^ Interview by Jonathan Sale (2007-02-01). "Lucy Kellaway". Independent.co.uk. Retrieved 2013-06-20. 
  12. ^ Haines, Catharine M.C. (2001). International women in science: a biographical dictionary to 1950. ABC-CLIO Inc. p. 177. ISBN 978-1-57607-090-1. 
  13. ^ Culture (2001-09-04). "The anonymous celebrity". Telegraph. Retrieved 2013-06-20. 
  14. ^ G. R. Crone, 'Obituary: Professor E. G. R. Taylor, D. Sc.', The Geographical Journal 132:4 (1966), pp. 594–596
  15. ^ "Marianne Stone". Timesonline.co.uk. Retrieved 2013-06-20. 
  16. ^ Thomas, Liz (28 September 2010). "'Innits' and aints' drive me insane! Emma Thompson hits out at teenagers' sloppy English after visit to her old school". Daily Mail (London). Retrieved 22 October 2011. 
  17. ^ Jonathan Sale (1998-01-22). "Arabella Weir". Independent.co.uk. Retrieved 2013-06-20. 
  18. ^ "Website of Graham Stevensonis". Retrieved 5 October 2009. 

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