Hornsey Secondary School for Girls
Hornsey School for Girls is the only all-girl secondary school located in the borough of Haringay, situated in the Hornsey/Crouch End area of North London. As a high performing, academic and international school their motto is "Educating London's young women of the future". In summer 2012, 77% of Year 11 students obtained 5+ A*-C passes at GCSE and A2 results saw a 100% pass rate.
Hornsey School for Girls is a High Performing Specialist School. Their specialism in Performing Arts was awarded in September 2002. As a specialist school they work closely with partner schools consisting of primary and secondary schools and local community partners. They also partake in numerous school productions, music festivals and concerts throughout the local community and nationally.
In February 2010 the school was awarded London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic 'Get Set' accreditation as a reward for all the work it has been doing around the Olympic and Paralympic Values. In March students and teachers met with Lord Sebastian Coe, Chair of the London 2012 Organising Committee, as part of a celebration of the International Inspirations Programme and to officially be awarded the 'Get Set' accreditation. International Inspiration is London 2012's official international sports legacy programme which aims to use the power of physical education, sport and play to enrich the lives of millions of children and young people across the world, including Trinidad and Tobago. As part of the programme Hornsey School for Girls is twinned with Speyside High School in Trinidad & Tobago. The project will promote girls at Hornsey school into leadership through sport as well as give them opportunities to learn from its sister school in the Caribbean.
When Ofsted visited the school in 2011, they reported the Citizenship department as outstanding. 'All lessons observed were good or outstanding. They were characterised by meticulous planning of enjoyable learning activities, good pace, very good relationships, high expectations and excellent use of information and communication technology'.
Library and Sixth Form Centre
A brand new Library, Administration Facility and Sixth Form Centre were built in 2010 along with the refurbishment of Craft and Design Technology (CDT) spaces and Behavioural, Emotional and Social Disorder (BESD) spaces. The BESD space helps to support students with behavioural emotional and social difficulties. New power and data infrastructure throughout the school. This will better connect computers and communication systems There is also a personalised learning and achievement area.
Ms Jones has introduced that all students from Yrs 7 - 13 wear a school lanyard for their own personal safety.
The students and staff are also located in houses:
Aung San Suu Kyi - Humanities & Global Citizenship
Georgia O'Keeffe - Art & Design
Hypatia of Alexandria - Mathematics & ICT
Aretha Franklin - Performing Arts
Marie Curie - Science and Environmental Studies
Mary Shelley - English & Literacy
The house system enables students to acquire rewards and compete in a range of different activities throughout the year including a variety of sports both in curriculum time and in extra-curricular activities.
Students having opportunities to compete against each other during our annual Sports Day as well as other schools either individually or within teams, regularly taking part in borough, league and cup competitions.
Students also coach pupils from primary schools in sports and performing arts events as part of their Sports Leaders and Dance Leaders award.