We were thrilled to learn this weekend that our fantastic Junior School is ranked 26th in the country in the Sunday Times Top Independent Preparatory Schools category.

This is wonderful and well deserved news for our Junior School which is rightly proud of this recognition. Junior Head, Laura Fowler, said: “I’m so pleased for the Junior School to rank so highly in this category. It makes all of our hard work so worthwhile. Girls perform in national tests extremely well here because they are taught by outstanding teachers, are well supported in all areas of their learning and above all are happy and successful learners.”

Head, Julie Keller, echoes these sentiments, saying: “We feel it is important to sit the SATS exams as a benchmark of progress and achievement, but we do not teach to the test and it does not detract from our wonderful enriching curriculum offer. That’s what makes these results so spectacular and endorse all the great teaching that takes place here.”

The Junior School forms the perfect platform on which to begin the rest of the NGHS journey through an excellent education combining outstanding academic challenges and exciting extracurricular activities, resulting in girls who are smart and courageous, creative and confident – ready for progressing up the school through the Senior and Sixth Form, and shaping their success for the future.

Of course, we already know what a fantastic provision we have here but it’s great to be recognised by such an influential organisation and spread the message far and wide. Well done everybody – keep up the good work!