Head Teacher's Welcome

It is with great pride that I welcome you to our school website and introduce you to our school. Our commitment to academic excellence and personal well-being is total. Our success lies in the close and safe community that flourishes here at Brentford and the excellent relationships that exist between staff and students. We are a small school and our students tell us that Brentford feels like a ‘big family’. In our recent Ofsted report (September 2011), the school’s care, guidance and support were identified as ‘outstanding.’ 

Our school is on an exciting journey and our examination results speak for themselves. This year, 91% of our girls in Year 11, achieved 5 or more A*-C passes at GCSE (72% with English and Maths) placing our school as one of the highest achieving schools in Hounslow and nationally. At A-level, our students also achieved exceptionally well and a number of our students gained the very highest A-level grades. We have excellent links with universities and a proven track record with getting students into some of the country's top universities, including Oxford and Cambridge. Our girls are encouraged to be ambitious, think 'big' and have have high expectations of themselves.

Ofsted recognised that we are a ‘good school with many outstanding features’. Highly skilled teaching was identified as a strength, alongside students’ behaviour and the leadership of the school. We have a stable, hardworking and committed team of staff and, whilst our facilities are not brand new, there is a regular cycle of refurbishment across the school; most recently, the full refurbishment of our canteen and new Sixth Form centre.

Success and achievement at Brentford School, for us, means more than a set of qualifications. There is a strong focus on student leadership across the school with a prefect system, peer mentors, student leadership team and school council flourishing and making a full contribution to school's development. The school offers an enormous range of extra-curricular activities, school trips and journeys. We run the Duke of Edinburgh award scheme and students have taken part in foreign visits to Sweden, Germany, France and New York. We hold the British Council International School Award and have links with schools across the globe including Africa, India, Sweden and France. The school has strong links within the local community. We have our own alumni (Friends of Brentford) and have many partnerships with local businesses and Arts organisations, including The National Theatre.

Our vision at Brentford School for Girls is to develop the values and skills of the ‘Brentford Girl’ within your daughter. It is a fact that girls do achieve more in a single sex setting and we believe that, at Brentford, we are able to provide that successful setting for your daughter. 

I hope that our website will give you a flavour of our school community and the many outstanding achievements of our students.

For more information specific to choosing Brentford School for Girls, please click here.

Marais Leenders

Head Teacher

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