Pupils focus on oral work, fluency and good pronunciation and French or Spanish is used for much of the lesson. Small classes mean that we can teach in groups, pairs or whole class, whatever the activity dictates.

Residential visits and exchanges are motivating and produce great results. Pupils work at a fast pace, covering a wide range of topics and using a variety of media to engage their interest and active participation.

All girls start with learning French and then opt to continue with 1 or both subjects at GCSE.


Geography is a popular subject with girls as they learn about the landscape, people and places here and around the world.


Girls are encouraged to learn about the past and develop their thinking skills.  Lessons are filled with discussions and stimulating debates.  Regular trips augment the classroom curriculum which covers a wide range of topics, ancient and modern, near and far.

Religious Education

All girls work towards a short course GCSE in the subject.  The curriculum explores the major religions of the world and encourages a curiosity to learn and respect the beliefs of all people.  Discussions about ethical issues are an important part of the syllabus for the older girls.