Bishop’s Hatfield Girls’ School
Striving for excellence
Most visitors’ first impressions of the school are of a friendly, lively and stimulating community where we emphasise the importance of the individual’s contribution and take pleasure in celebrating achievement. You will see evidence of this from the way girls work purposefully in their lessons, from examples of their work displayed around the school and from the high participation rates in extra-curricular activities, including sport, drama, dance, music, science and revision / booster classes!
Our curriculum challenges the girls and promotes their academic and social development by maintaining the best of the traditional values of this school, while offering a forward-looking education to equip your daughters for life in this rapidly changing technological world. It includes a full range of academic subjects and from Year 10, some more practical / vocational options to suit individual needs.
As well as a broad and balanced curriculum we aim to offer a full programme of imaginative and exciting things to do at lunchtime and after school because we believe that these are just as important in developing interesting, well-educated and responsible young people – just visit the Science and Engineering Club to see this in action. We are committed to developing the whole person, to encouraging girls to explore their interests in a wide variety of ways and to promoting curiosity of mind, independence of spirit and a love of learning which continues throughout their lives.
We also aim to reinforce the sound moral values that parents will already have instilled in their daughters. We recognise and praise achievement at all levels of ability believing that girls succeed best when we have made clear our high expectations of them including striving for excellence, making maximum effort in their work, working independently and as a member of a team, displaying considerate and sensitive behaviour towards other members of our community and taking pride in their personal appearance.