Camden School for Girls

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The Camden School for Girls
Camden School for Girls.svg
Sandall Road
Camden Town
, NW5 2DB
Coordinates51°32′46″N 0°08′05″W / 51.546°N 0.1347°W / 51.546; -0.1347Coordinates: 51°32′46″N 0°08′05″W / 51.546°N 0.1347°W / 51.546; -0.1347
School typeVoluntary aided
MottoOnwards and Upwards
FounderFrances Mary Buss
Local authorityCamden
Department for Education URN100054 Tables
Chair of GovernorsJanet Pope
HeadmistressElizabeth Kitcatt
GenderGirls; coeducational sixth form
Age11 to 18
Number of students1,006
Colour(s)     Camden green      White
PublicationFriday News, Sixth Sense
AffiliationsCamden Consortium
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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.


Founded in 1871 by the suffragist 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 only attended the sixth form.

Fictional pupils[edit]

Notable former teachers[edit]

Further reading[edit]

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


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  4. ^ "Sally Beamish: collaborative artistry". Incorporated Society of Musicians. Retrieved 13 February 2018.
  5. ^ Gaby Hinsliff "Lady in waiting", The Observer, 2 October 2005, Retrieved on 30 March 2008
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  7. ^ "Dame Julia Cleverdon interview: 'The price we all pay if children". 9 February 2015. Retrieved 13 February 2018.
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  11. ^ Eyre, Hermione (2011-02-17). "How the world fell in love with Camden girl Lily Donaldson". London Evening Standard. London. Retrieved 2013-01-13.
  12. ^ "Georgia Gould selected for Camden seat | London Evening Standard". 2009-05-27. Retrieved 2017-06-24.
  13. ^ Sale, Jonathan (2009-01-08). "Passed/Failed: An education in the life of the actress Tamsin Greig". London: The Independent. Retrieved 2013-01-13.
  14. ^ a b Williams, Sally (25 April 2010), "Lucy Kellaway interview for In Office Hours", The Daily Telegraph, retrieved 19 December 2011
  15. ^ Interview by Jonathan Sale (2007-02-01). "Lucy Kellaway". Retrieved 2013-06-20.
  16. ^ 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.
  17. ^ Culture (2001-09-04). "The anonymous celebrity". Telegraph. Retrieved 2013-06-20.
  18. ^ "Passed/Failed: An education in the life of Fiona Millar, journalist,". 6 May 2010. Retrieved 13 February 2018.
  19. ^ Rustin, Susanna (16 February 2013). "Deborah Moggach: a life in writing". the Guardian. Retrieved 13 February 2018.
  20. ^ McCormick, Neil. "Wolf Alice interview: 'I never felt much like a girl'". Retrieved 25 March 2017.
  21. ^ "Marianne Stone". Retrieved 2013-06-20.
  22. ^ G. R. Crone, 'Obituary: Professor E. G. R. Taylor, D. Sc.', The Geographical Journal 132:4 (1966), pp. 594–596
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  24. ^ Jonathan Sale (1998-01-22). "Arabella Weir". Retrieved 2013-06-20.
  25. ^ "Website of Graham Stevensonis". Retrieved 5 October 2009.
  26. ^ Ridley, Annie E. (1896). Frances Mary Buss and Her Work for Education. London: Longmans, Green & Co.

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