As part of the GDST (Girls’ Day School Trust), Northwood College for Girls is a member of a UK-wide learning community which results in a wide range of benefits being available to each girl.
- access to the GDST’s unique CareerStart programme which is aimed to equip the girls with vital skills to thrive including negotiation, leadership, teamwork, enterprise and creativity
- opportunity to attend cross-Trust events including sports meetings and music festivals, higher education seminars, educational talks, workshops and seminars, as well as the opportunity to enter national competitions
- opportunity to attend the Annual Young Leaders’ and Oxbridge conferences, University taster days and Oxbridge training
- specific GDST-run courses for those who want to read medicine or law to help prepare for specialist admissions and aptitude tests
- membership to the 70,000-strong GDST Alumnae Network, an unrivalled support network offering mentoring, work experience opportunities and careers advice – invaluable as the girls go on to establish and develop their own successful careers
- to research an academic topic for the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) which supports cross-curricular links and helps the girls develop their planning, research, analysis, evaluation and presentation skills – an excellent preparation for university level study.
LINKS WITH OTHER SCHOOLS
We are committed to the education of girls and believe that this is best achieved in a single-sex environment. However, we also recognise that there is much to be gained by pupils at girls’ and boys’ schools being involved in joint social, cultural and intellectual activities that go beyond the curriculum.
We have links with a number of local boys’ schools including Harrow, Merchant Taylors’ and The John Lyon School. Pupils from the Sixth Forms meet to take part in joint conferences, careers events and social activities.
There is no uniform in the Sixth Form and girls can wear their own clothes. Dress is informal but girls will be expected to dress appropriately for the working day and to take a pride in their appearance. On formal occasions students are expected to dress smartly.
My daughter’s development could not have been made possible without the hard work, encouragement, reassurance and tireless efforts of all the staff at Junior School. We are so thankful to them all for having played their part in making our daughter’s years at Junior school very special.— Current Parent