Windsor Girls' School

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Windsor Girls' School
Motto Aspire, Advance, Achieve
Established 1920
Type Community secondary
Headteacher Gill Labrum
Location Imperial Road
Windsor
Berkshire
SL4 3RT
England
Local authority Windsor and Maidenhead
DfE number 868/4046
DfE URN 110057 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Students 920
Gender Girls
Ages 13–18
Colours Green
Website www.windsorgirls.org

Windsor Girls' School (WGS) is a state secondary school for girls aged 13-18 in Windsor, Berkshire, England. While most other schools in Berkshire operate on a two-tier system with pupils entering secondary school at age 11, the local LEA uses the three-tier system, hence the 13+ entry age.[1] It previously held Business & Enterprise specialist status and was rated "good, with outstanding features" by Ofsted inspectors in 2010.[2] In 2014, the school was rated outstanding. It is not to be confused with a predecessor school of Windsor School in Germany.

History[edit]

WGS was originally Windsor County Girls' School, an independent school, during the inter-war period and Windsor County Grammar School for Girls during the era of the tripartite system.[3] It turned comprehensive during the 1970s when the system was abolished.

Notable former pupils[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "School system in Windsor to remain as three-tier". Windsor Advertiser. 5 July 2012. 
  2. ^ "Girls praised by Ofsted inspectors". Windsor Observer. 14 February 2010. 
  3. ^ Davies, Ellis Roger (1981). A History of the First Berkshire County Council. Berkshire County Council. 
  4. ^ "'Fishnets, tarty wigs - I love all that'". Daily Telegraph. 8 December 2004. 
  • Mercer, Susan (2005). Girls in green : Windsor Girls' School, 1920-2005. Windsor Old Girls' Association. ISBN 9780955104404. 

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