South Wilts Grammar School for Girls

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South Wilts Grammar School for Girls
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Motto Onwards
Established 1927
Type Academy
Headteacher Michele Chilcott
Deputy Headteacher Carolyn Stammers
Chair Diane Atkins
Location Stratford Road
Salisbury
Wiltshire
SP1 3JJ
England
51°04′47″N 1°47′57″W / 51.0797°N 1.7992°W / 51.0797; -1.7992Coordinates: 51°04′47″N 1°47′57″W / 51.0797°N 1.7992°W / 51.0797; -1.7992
DfE URN 136391 Tables
Ofsted Reports Pre-academy reports
Students 996
Gender Girls
Ages 11–18
Colours Green and blue
Website www.swgs.wilts.sch.uk

South Wilts Grammar School for Girls is a secondary school in Salisbury, south Wiltshire, England. It is an Academy with specialist Mathematics and Computing College status.

History[edit]

Opened in 1927, the school was originally combined with Bishop Wordsworth's School, with which it still has close links.

South Wilts gained specialist status in mathematics and computing in 2003 and in 2010 the International School Award.[1] It became an academy in 2011.

In 2009 It was the top achieving school in Salisbury, including independent schools.[2][3] Entry is by a selective entrance examinations.

Achievements[edit]

KS4 Performance in 2013

   99.2% of students attained 5 GCSEs A*-C including English and mathematics
   76% achieved the EBacc
   92% of students in English made more than expected progress, 89% in science and
   90% in mathematics (four levels of progress)
   89% of all grades awarded were A*-A
   Average point score per entry – 56.27

KS5 Performance in 2013

   99.5% of all students attained 2 or more A Levels at A*-E
   98.5% of all students attained 3 or more A Levels at A*-E
   Average point score per student (including equivalences) was 971.5
   Average point score per entry (including equivalences) was 237.5
   12% of all grades awarded were at A*
   76% of all grades awarded were A* - B

KS4 Performance in 2012

   100% of students attained 5 GCSEs A*-C including English and mathematics
   82% achieved the EBacc
   100% of students made expected levels of progress in English, Maths and Science at GCSE (three levels of progress)
   93% of students in English made more than expected progress, 97% in science and 99% in mathematics (four levels of progress)
   90.6% of all grades awarded were A*-A

KS5 Performance in 2012

   100% of all students attained 2 or more A Levels at A*-E
   99% of all students attained 3 or more A Levels at A*-E
   18% of students achieved 3 A Levels at AAB in facilitating subjects
   Average point score per student (including equivalences) were 1006.7
   Average point score per entry (including equivalences) were 245.4
   21% of all grades awarded were at A*

Notable former pupils[edit]

Extra-curricular activities[edit]

The school participates in many activities, especially sport: Netball, Cross Country, Swimming, Tennis, Athletics, Football, Tag Rugby, Trampolining, Dance, Badminton, Volleyball, Hockey and Gymnastics.

Music is another area of extra-curricular activity, with the school having a Training Band, Wind Band, Orchestra, Guitar group, Junior Choir, Chamber Choir, Senior Choir and A Cappella.

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