New Year 7 2021
Re-opening Plans for September 2021
With the latest Government guidance requiring schools to test prior to returning in September, we have enlisted the help of the nursing agency who successfully assisted us with testing back in March. Please find below the plans for our return to school, allowing all students and staff to test twice. All parents/carers are required to give their consent for lateral flow testing to be carried out and this can be given using the link below.
We are very excited that you will be joining Reading Girls’ School in September. We are a great school, everybody is very friendly, we work hard in class, have lots of opportunities to get involved with enrichment, the teachers provide exciting lessons and we really achieve. If you were unable to join the virtual Welcome Evening on Thursday 11 March the video recording can be watched below. We are huge advocates of personal development at RGS so to that end, the event was led by our girls who can tell you about their school.
As with every national offer day, the majority of girls and parents will have chosen RGS as their first preference while others will have not. Albeit, this is without doubt a perfect time to join our school, which is second only to Reading (Boys) School, as verified by the Guardian Schools Guide.
I would like to extend an invitation to girls and parents who have not had the opportunity to visit our school, to come and see us in action. We pride ourselves on ‘everyday is open day at Reading Girls’ School’ and ordinarily do not request advance bookings. Rather people are free to just turn up. However, you will understand that in the current climate it would be sensible to manage numbers on site. They say if you want to know what a school is really like, ask the pupils. Therefore, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to book a pupil-led tour of the school and have all your questions answered.
Welcome Evening Video
We always welcome and encourage feedback from our visitors and here are some we have recently received following tour of the school.
- "Many thanks for accommodating us for our visit this morning. It was great to see RGS in action and we were so impressed with everything we saw. Please do pass on our thanks to your fantastic Yr 8 tour guides and the staff whose doors we peered into, too. I thought you might like to know that we were greeted with smiles from the students as we passed classrooms and invariably had doors held open for us. Our daughter had been a bit nervous about starting secondary school, but she said afterwards that everyone seemed so nice that she wasn't worried any more. You must be extremely proud of them all."
- "Thank you for organising the tour for us. It was very much appreciated and answered more questions than we realised we had. I'm looking forward to our daughter getting started and I think she's rather lucky. It sounds like she feels much better, but always hard to get straight answers from kids. I'm sure there will be first day nerves mixed with a generous amount of excitement."