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St Albans High School for Girls- your insights please

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theboomoo Wed 08-Jan-20 14:29:51

Can anyone talk to me about this school and how it compares to the other local independents? Any changes since new head has come in?

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sleepismysuperpower1 Wed 08-Jan-20 15:41:26

have PMed you x

theboomoo Wed 08-Jan-20 20:35:11

Thanks sleep, pm’ed you x

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Flieger Mon 13-Jan-20 06:31:23

Likewise, keen to know whether school has changed much. Daughter is quite academic but reserved; wondering if it is the right place for her

sleepismysuperpower1 Mon 13-Jan-20 12:27:13

@Flieger have Pmed you x

trailfinder09 Thu 16-Jan-20 14:07:52

Likewise, considering the school but surprised what changes has the new head has brought in? And what the plans / strategy for the school's development is... Especially now, they have scrapped the 11+ exam for existing prep girls. Not many insights here.
@sleepismysuperpower1 would appreciate some advice

pinkandblack Wed 12-Feb-20 18:43:00

Have just seen this and keen to know what changes have been/will be made. Open day was impressive.

difficultchoice123 Wed 12-Feb-20 19:15:41

I have been at open day and was not impressed with the presentation. Liked the girls-guides but they could not say anything about the future direction of the school ...

pinkandblack Thu 14-May-20 11:54:10

@sleepismysuperpower1, would really appreciate any inside info you might have... any chance of letting me know your experience of StAHS?
thank you!

difficultchoice123 Tue 02-Jun-20 23:35:47

@pinkandblack pm me with your questions.

pubandstate Sat 06-Jun-20 19:56:04

I need to know more about this school, specially with the new management and their new Head.
I went to their 11 plus open day several months ago, it seems a decent school but their top management does not have any Oxbridge educated staff, I would be grateful if some one can help me about their culture and what they say about the school is really true, about nuturingand preparing girls for the future etc. Is it worth all the investment, comparing to a good state school.

difficultchoice123 Sun 07-Jun-20 02:31:48

@pubandstate from what I know , it’s a very good school and comparing to a very good state one it will be miles ahead, so def a good investment. Not very expensive but they do have way too many girls for that small site in the centre of St Albans. If you are looking for a school that will provide quality sport and art curriculum in addition to the excellent academic programme you will be disappointed. Oxbridge educated staff means nothing - they do prepare Certain students for Oxbridge exams.They have very good teachers. Not sure about the new Head of senior school though. She is from the US and with background in science as oppose to teaching...

pubandstate Sun 07-Jun-20 09:57:39

Thank you difficultchoce123.
what do you mean by 'If you are looking for a school that will provide quality sport and art curriculum in addition to the excellent academic programme you will be disappointed'

You mean to say 'NOT be dissapointed'

difficultchoice123 Sun 07-Jun-20 13:33:59

No, I meant what I said. I have PMed you

pubandstate Sun 07-Jun-20 13:47:13

thank you.

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