Forthcoming Events

November  2015

'Into the Sixth Form'

'Into the Sixth Form' – Sixth Form Open Evening 

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U6 Parents’ Consultation Evening

U6 Parents’ Consultation Evening - 4:30 - 6:00pm  


Survivors’ Conference and option consultations

 STAFF TRAINING (closed to girls – with the exceptions below) 



(Year 11 & parents in school by appointment) 


Staff Training

School closed to girls
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PA Christmas Fair

11:00am - 4:00pm

Year Photos


Year 11 Parents’ Consultation Evening

4:30 - 6:30pm
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Occasional Day

school closed to girls

Click yellow dates for event details

News & Bulletins

Sixth Form Applications for 2016

Applications for the Sixth Form in September 2016 are due by Wednesday 9th December 2015.

Please note: the application pack was updated on 18th November 2015.

Sixth Form Prospectus

Sixth Form Prospectus - Curriculum Information

Sixth Form Application Pack

Watford Grammar School for Girls - Christmas Fair.

New Absence Reporting Process

We have introduced a dedicated absence reporting line so that you can inform us when your daughter is not able to attend school. Please call or email as early as possible on each day that she does not attend, not just on the first day. If you have done this on each day, there is no need to write a note when your daughter returns to school; otherwise, we will need a note on her return. This system will be in operation from Monday 7th September.

Ring 01923 442788 or email

 Dear Parents, Girls and Visitors,

I am delighted that you are interested in our school. I hope that you will enjoy visiting our website; it will show you some of the reasons why Watford Grammar School for Girls is such a successful school and well known nationally for its academic standards.

As the Head, I am particularly conscious of my responsibility for maintaining the best of the traditional values of this school, while offering a forward-looking education to equip girls for life in the twenty-first century.

Our motto is Sperate Parati - Go forward with preparation. With the motto in mind, I aim to ensure that each girl: 

    • Is encouraged to achieve excellence in all areas of the curriculum;
    • Achieves a sense of dignity, personal responsibility and self esteem;
    • Learns to work as part of a team;
    • Has an open mind and the ability to make and understand moral judgements;
    • Receives a balanced and broad education and is equipped with those skills necessary to undertake a lifetime of learning.

I see it as part of my function to provide an ordered working environment in which the highest standards of work and behaviour are expected of all girls, an environment where a community based on mutual respect, tolerance, trust and understanding is able to flourish. With my colleagues I aim to provide a curriculum which challenges the girls and promotes their academic and social development.

In a large school the whole community - pupils, staff, parents and Governors - should be aware of what the school is trying to achieve and how that achievement is being planned and organised. Success in achieving our aims and objectives is dependent on the spirit of understanding shared by all involved in the life and work of the school. We are a developing school, continually trying to improve the quality of education we provide.

I look forward to welcoming you.

Dame Helen Hyde DBE

Our Ethos

The ethos of Watford Grammar School for Girls is based firmly on tradition and our record of academic excellence, particularly for children ready for a primarily academic curriculum.

We believe all our pupils are of equal worth and concern. We value the diversity of our school: pupils and staff share a wide variety of religious, ethnic and cultural backgrounds.

Music is at the heart of the school and children gifted with an aptitude for music do well here. The school is a designated high performing specialist college for the Visual Arts and for Mathematics, and has been recognised nationally for its expertise in Sixth Form teaching and support for students’ higher education applications. We encourage and support the participation and achievement of all pupils in all aspects of the curriculum and of school life. 

We have high expectations of courtesy, behaviour, effort and achievement within a disciplined, supportive and challenging academic environment. 

With our partner school, Watford Grammar School for Boys, we enjoy a common foundation and history, a shared ethos and values, and complementary specialisms. As single sex schools, we accept pupils from a wide area, as we have traditionally done. We value the lasting links with local families which our customary catchment area creates.

We ask all parents applying for a place here to respect this ethos and to understand its importance as the foundation of the school community.



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