about us

About Us

 

Welcome to the Hitchin Girls' School website. We hope you will find the site useful and that it will provide you with information about the school, our events and activities, departments and the subjects we teach.


Hitchin Girls' School is a high achieving single sex, all-ability school serving the local community with 1082 students on roll, including 260 in the Sixth Form. In June 2013 we received an Outstanding rating from Ofsted.

The school occupies a pleasant site on the top of Windmill Hill with its own playing fields and woods. As well as general classrooms, we have specialist teaching areas for Art and Design, Food, Textiles, Graphics and Resistant Materials, ICT and Business Technology, Drama, Mathematics, Music and Science.


We are a designated Specialist Science College, and hold the Sportsmark, Silver Artsmark, ICT Mark, Secondary Geography Quality Mark with centre of excellence status , Healthy Schools and School Achievement awards. In 2006 we won the Healthy Schools Award in the Eastern Region Teaching Awards and in 2007 were awarded the Careers Education and Guidance Quality Award by Connexions Hertfordshire. As a good school with outstanding features, we converted to academy status in August 2011.


We are part of the Sixth Form Consortium run by the three secondary schools in the town offering a wide choice of Post-16 courses. We also offer an adult learning and community programme of events, more details of which are available in the Community section of this website.


GCSE examination results are consistently high and the school is among the top performing state schools in Hertfordshire. Students are encouraged to participate, enjoy and achieve outside the classroom by taking part in sporting activities, music, clubs and societies or any of the other educational, social, recreational and international opportunities on offer. There are also many opportunities for them to make a positive contribution to the school community, through charity work, the House system and various other voluntary schemes.

 

High levels of achievement, sound common sense, self-assurance and respect for others have been an integral part of our strong tradition for over 100 years. It is our firm intention to maintain, encourage and build upon these standards. We hope that this website will give you a picture of a busy, friendly, caring school, and of the wide range of curricular and other activities available to the students and the wider community.