Starting Secondary School 2021
At Brentford, we pride ourselves on providing girls and young women with an excellent quality of education as well as the opportunity to develop the broader skills required to be successful in a changing world. In February 2016 we were identified by the DFE as being one of the top 100 non-selective state schools in England for the progress students make and for the second year in concession, our GCSE results have placed us as the top girls’ school within Hounslow local authority. We have been a ‘High Aspiration Pupil Premium Award’ winner and invited to join the prestigious London Schools Gold Club, an accolade presented to the top 6% London state schools. We are incredibly proud of our achievements and our continued success and know that your daughter will be happy and successful joining us.
Our vision here at Brentford is to develop the Brentford Girl of the future; a girl who is confident, courageous and ambitious and who is able to go out into the world when she is an adult, well-equipped to meet the challenges of life and employment in the 21st century, whatever that may look like!
It is important to us that you and your daughter feel safe and part of our community from this moment onwards. Between now and September 2021 there will be a number of transition events in which we would like you and your daughter to be involved in. We will continue to keep you updated on key events planned to help support your daughter on her exciting transition to secondary school life as part of our vibrant, community school.
Marais Leenders, Headteacher
DEDICATED YEAR 6 INTO YEAR 7 DIGITAL NOTICE BOARD
To ensure that your daughter transitions well from her primary school, we have a set up a digital bulletin board called ‘Padlet’ where we will share information, videos, and images to welcome your daughter to the Brentford School for Girls community. You do not need to have a Padlet account to view the bulletin board. Please CLICK HERE to access the Padlet.
Do take a look regularly for information and ideas to help your daughter to have a smooth transition to secondary school. We do hope that she will join in with our virtual platform and share ideas and pictures with the ‘challenges’ set along the way.
Below is a 'VIRTUAL TOUR of the main areas of the school so that our students are able to familiarise themselves with the school site prior to joining us and a video to get to know the Brentford School Senior Leadership team.
The LVATRUST also has a ‘How To’ booklet for parents of transitioning children in years 6 & 7.
This is a guide to help parents engage with their children more and talk about the different topics in preparation for their time at secondary school. LINK https://www.lvatrust.org/parent-pack-1
We look forward to welcoming you all to the Brentford School for Girls community!
Find out more about the Head Teacher and Senior Leadership Team from Brentford School for Girls.