Queen Anne’s School, Caversham

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Queen Anne’s is an independent boarding and day school for girls with over 440 pupils aged 11 to 18 years. High aspirations combined with a positive approach to learning creates an environment where girls can grow into motivated, decisive and self-assured individuals. We are renowned for academic success alongside a rich programme of extra-curricular opportunities and excellence in the arts, drama, music and sport.

As a Church of England School we are part of The Grey Coat Hospital Foundation, Westminster, London. Located in Caversham, Berkshire, the school is situated to the north of Reading near Henley-on-Thames and is just over 40 minutes from London. School transport is available from destinations throughout Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire, London and the South.

Gifted & Talented

Gifted and talented girls are given various opportunites to stretch and challenge themselves, both within and beyond lessons.

Through InSET sessions such as ‘Gifted Girls’ with Rosemary Taylor, teaching staff are encouraged to use a variety of innovative teaching methods to draw out the best from all girls and enable those performing at the top end of the range to excel.

All departments provide a range of extra-curricular opportunities for girls to shine by testing themselves, such as the nationwide UK Maths Challenge or the more local Berkshire Book Award.

Additionally, gifted and talented girls are provided with the opportunity to engage in an extended project of their choosing. Undertaken independently under the supervision of a chosen member of staff, these projects are designed to allow the girls to investigate an area of interest that is either not covered in the curriculum or that they would like to explore in more depth.

Currently, girls are investigating topics as diverse as epigenetics, life cycles of stars, how the Greeks used mathematics and the role of technology in sport. The effort invested in these will be celebrated with a presentation to parents and staff.

SEN

For those with specific learning difficulties, we offer one to one tailored support with specialist SpLD teachers. EAL girls are offered group lessons in which they work towards KET, PET, FCE and IETS qualifications and they are also given one to one support if necessary with a specialist EAL teacher. Adjustments according to need are made to the physical environment for those with sensory and physical disabilities.

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