I was delighted to share with all of you, this week, the phenomenal outcome from our recent Ofsted report: Good with Outstanding features.
- Quality of Education: GOOD
- Behaviour and Attitude: OUTSTANDING
- Personal Development: GOOD
- Leadership and Management: OUTSTANDING
As I have stated, this is a significant milestone in the history of Reading Girls’ School. In the past four years, in partnership with the Trust, with you the parents, the staff body and the girls, the school has made huge leaps in ensuring that we provided and continue to provide the very best education. The fact that girls make such significant progress has meant that since 2019 it has been among the top 1% of all schools, nationally. We all know that this is an excellent school – Ofsted has simply ratified this. And of course, let us not forget the context in which this judgement has been made – during a global pandemic when we have had to face the challenges of online learning, supporting students with negotiating their way through it, and making sure throughout, school life continued as 'normal' as possible. I think you will all agree, that the judgement is therefore a huge achievement, and something of which the whole community should be proud.
I wish to thank you all for your continued support and for those who completed the Parent View, your comments contributed to this judgement. I also wish to thank all the staff and students; the staff for their continued hard work and commitment to all the girls at RGS, and the student body. The Ofsted inspectors, as you will see in the report were glowing about the girls, their commitment to their learning, their respect for each other, and the fact that they wish to contribute to their local community. They were also overwhelmed at how they were received; the kindness and care that they showed the inspectors and their willingness to share what it is like to be a student at RGS. I cannot praise them enough.
Our school life will now continue as normal – with us striving to make every child’s learning experience here as excellent as possible, so that they leave RGS as happy and very successful individuals, future leaders who make a significant contribution to our society.
Marika Farrugia, Principal