Notre Dame Senior School

At Notre Dame School we are unashamedly holistic. Our students from 2 – 18, are at the centre of everything we do and their physical and mental well-being is every bit as important as their wonderful academic and creative achievements.

For more than 400 years, pastoral care has been embedded at the heart of our whole approach to education. This is not at the expense of academic rigour. Rather, it forms the bedrock on which academic excellence is built: happy, comfortable and secure young women make confident and successful learners, who feel safe to venture beyond their comfort zone and try new approaches, and who understand that mistakes and failures are an important step in learning.

At Notre Dame, the focus is on Happiness and Success – in that order. We are profoundly committed to this educational philosophy and through it we fulfil our aim of providing an exemplary all-round education. The academic, creative, physical, moral and intellectual challenges expected in all good schools, complete with state-of-the-art facilities are balanced with fun and laughter and a trusting and compassionate atmosphere which enables everyone within our community to become the best version of themselves.

We are always looking to improve and all staff are encouraged and supported in continually striving to enrich the educational experience. We have a range of dynamic strategies which together assure the delivery of an exemplary all-round education, as recognised across the board in our latest ‘Excellent’ ISI Inspection Report.
A detailed teaching and learning quality assurance programme is in place, which focuses on five categories; teaching, learning, differentiation, behaviour and assessment. Year-on-year tracking shows impressive rises in all five areas. ‘Learning walks’ and marking reviews allow middle and senior managers to monitor standards and share good practice. The focus on assessment and collaborative marking has included pupils in the process and given them greater ownership over their own academic progress.

Sport and the Arts are the heart and soul of the school. The opening of our state-of the-art all-weather pitches (hockey, netball, tennis and athletics) in 2017 and a new our field sports hub in 2020 have taken our on-site sports facilities to new heights. Our professional 360 seater theatre stages numerous and varied productions and performances each year with all girls getting the opportunity to tread the boards.

Essentials

  • Head Mrs Anna King
  • Mrs Anna King
  • Age range 11 - 18
  • Day / Boarding Day
  • Religious affiliation A Foundation of the Company of Mary Our Lady - Catholic Day School - welcomes families of all faiths and none.
  • Exams
  • 14+ GCSE
  • 16+ A Level
  • Fees (per term) September 2020 - September 2021
  • Prep/Junior School
    • Years 3-6: £4860 per term
  • Senior School
    • Years 7-11: £5990 per term
  • Sixth Form
    • Years 12-13: £5990 per term
  • Find out more about fees >
  • Exams
    • Exams
    • 14+ GCSE
    • 16+ A Level
  • Fees (per term)
    • Fees (per term) September 2020 - September 2021
    • Prep/Junior School
      • Years 3-6: £4860 per term
    • Senior School
      • Years 7-11: £5990 per term
    • Sixth Form
      • Years 12-13: £5990 per term
    • Find out more about fees >

Bursaries & Scholarships

Bursaries

No prospective Notre Dame parent need feel that they cannot afford to send their daughter to study at the School. In line with Charity Commission public benefit guidelines, the Heads and Governors of School are delighted to inform you of the financial provision for parents who might be unable to pay the fees to have their daughters educated at Notre Dame School.

Notre Dame School is proud of its heritage as a Catholic Foundation but welcomes girls of any faith background into its academically successful, caring and supportive environment.

Bursaries are available to new and current parents for entry or continuation into a new entry point to the school. Applications will only be considered for entry into the school at Year 7 (11+ entry), Year 9 (13+ entry) and for Sixth Form (16+ entry) and must be submitted by 30th November prior to the September of proposed entry.

Bursary awards are offered to girls who would benefit from a Notre Dame education but whose families are unable to afford the full fees and who have no substantial capital assets. This support is also available to scholarship candidates. These awards are offered for up to a period of 12 months after which time the level of award and the parents current financial circumstances shall be reviewed.

Scholarships
Both Notre Dame internal students and external applicants are invited to apply for Scholarships. Academic, Music, Art, Sports and Drama Scholarships are available at 11+, 13+ and Sixth Form.

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Scholarships & Bursaries offered
  • Academic scholarships
  • Art scholarships
  • Bursaries for new entrants
  • Hardship awards for existing pupils
  • Music scholarships
  • Sibling discounts
  • Sixth Form scholarships
  • Sport scholarships

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