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Frequently asked questions


What are the headteachers values for the school?

Brentford School for Girls is a high performing, state girls’ school in the Borough of Hounslow, bordering the Boroughs of Ealing, Hillingdon, Richmond, Hammersmith and Fulham.  We are hugely proud of our comprehensive intake,  with our girls achieving year on year success at both GCSE and A level.  As well as achieving outstanding academic results, the schools’ aim is to ensure that all of our girls develop into confident, ambitious and resilient young women who are well prepared to tackle the challenges of a fast paced and changing world.

what makes your school different from other local secondary schools?

Every girl counts and this permeates throughout the school’s ethos and values. We understand that every child is unique. Our pastoral support system is excellent and a key priority focus to ensure that all our students are happy and therefore able to perform to the best of their abilities.  We will ensure that all students have the opportunity to explore their talents through; the STEM curriculum, the arts and debating. The endless opportunities the school provides for extra-curricular activities as well as the many leadership events and opportunities on offer, all provide a platform to support the development of highly aspirational, confident, well balanced and successful young women.

what is the admissions process for year 7? 

All applications are made through the following link The deadline for entry (for 2024 student intake) is 31st October 2023 and students will be made aware of their school offer by the London Borough of Hounslow’s admissions service on the 1st March 2024.

what is the schools catchment area? 

Brentford School for Girls is a truly inclusive secondary school, welcoming applicants from in and outside of the local authority.  There are excellent bus and train routes making the school easily accessible to all. Please click here for admissions information. 

what is the size of the school and how many year 7 classes will there be?

We are a small school where every student is known on an individual basis. We currently have just over 900 students on roll. There are five form groups in year 7 and each class has approximately 30 students within it.

what facilities do you have onsite? 

The facilities at Brentford School for Girls are excellent. Our girls benefit from 2 large indoor gym facilities, a new, all weather outdoor, sports field, dedicated outdoor netball courts, fully equipped and staffed library resource, state of the art theatre, dedicated ICT suites, film studies, art and photographic studios, large canteen and catering facilities for food requirements at break time and lunch time, lots of outdoor space with picnic tables for recreational break time and lunch time. 

are classes set by ability?

Maths is set based on ability. Individual progress is monitored and programmes are put in place to ensure that the most able students are challenged appropriately and the necessary levels of support and intervention are in place to support all of our students.

how does the school communicate with parents? 

Communication is key and we strive to ensure we keep very close communication links with parents on important education matters. Parents will receive four data reports across the school year, in relation to your daughters progress. There is an opportunity to discuss your daughters’ progress at parents evening and academic review day. Parents can speak to their daughters Form Tutor or Head of Year by contacting them via email or phone.  Our website and social media channels regularly share updates in relation to school events and news.

To keep you informed of events in the school, a half termly bulletin is sent to parents to highlight what is planned for the following half term and a termly "Highlights" magazine is sent home that shows what has been going on in school the previous term. 

do you provide before and after school care? 

We have an extra-curricular timetable where students can sign up to a range of different activities before and after school. Please click here to access the sample timetable.
All students are able to access a free breakfast club/homework club from 8am each day.

who do i contact if i have additional queries? 

Please call the school on 02088474281 or email on