Combining academic excellence with strong pastoral support and a focus on moral development we inspire, challenge and support each individual girl in our Senior School.



The education of girls lies at the heart of our vision. Academic rigour and excellent exam preparation are a given – we believe that our girls deserve the opportunity to grow as individuals, assume leadership roles, take responsible risks, develop lasting friendships and excel in an environment that caters for all their needs.

Excellence, courage and integrity are three fundamental qualities that underpin a Northwood College for Girls' education. Our senior school staff and pupils are ambitious and aspirational and our ground-breaking Thinking Skills programme is part of our commitment to fostering success, creativity, a spirit of enquiry, developing a thirst for learning and strength of mind.

Good schools help their pupils to achieve the best possible grades and win places at their chosen universities. Great girls’ schools do not reinforce stereotypes - they give girls the confidence to challenge and subvert them.  Outstanding schools, such as Northwood College for Girls, do so much more – through our unique thinking skills initiatives, deep learning lessons and enrichment and extension programme we equip our students with the vital life skills required to go on to achieve exceptional careers and fulfilling lives.

We encourage our girls to be emotionally resilient, to learn from success and challenge and to communicate with clarity and assurance.

As one of the 26 schools of the Girls’ Day School Trust, we are part of a network that puts girls first in every way. The GDST has an outstanding track record in educational innovation and academic excellence and ensures that its schools are equipped with the finest teachers and facilities.

This means that our teachers benefit from the most up to date educational resources, training and support network; and that our girls have the opportunity to participate in a wide spectrum of national scholarships, competitions, awards and prizes and benefit from a vast range of GDST learning initiatives, training, seminars and workshops.  

At GCSE and A Level, GDST pupils outperform not just the general population of schools, but specifically those from the rest of the independent school sector and in recent years almost 80% of GDST students going on to university did so at Russell Group universities, such as, Oxford and Cambridge.

Northwood College for Girls Senior School is a very special place where each and every child is secure in the knowledge that she will always be inspired, challenged, supported and very much valued.

Miss Jacqualyn Pain

Head Mistress

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'Excellent in Every Category' according to last Education Inspection

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