The Grey Coat Hospital

Church of England Comprehensive School for Girls

Headteacher's Welcome

Welcome to The Grey Coat Hospital. It is a great pleasure as Headteacher of this wonderful school to introduce you to life in our community.

The Grey Coat Hospital, founded in 1698, is a Church of England school for girls aged eleven to eighteen which is mixed in the Sixth Form. We are a school with strong values, committed to ensuring that each student is known as an individual, develops the knowledge, skills and personal qualities to lead successful and fulfilling lives, and is empowered to do so.

The aim of The Grey Coat Hospital is “to enable students to take charge of their learning, make decisions based on Christian values, live in the world as independent women and men and meet the challenges of the twenty-first century”. We aim for excellence both in and out of the classroom, seeking to develop the qualities of inquisitiveness, resilience, independence, humility and kindness.

We emphasise the learning of languages as we believe that it is important to develop the linguistic skills to communicate with people from around the world as well as to gain an understanding and an appreciation of other countries and cultures. As a community we want to be the very best school for our students, one which ensures each student experiences a challenging learning journey and learns in a reflective, creative and vibrant atmosphere in which all our students may thrive. The GCH is a unique school. I very much hope that you will visit the school at one of our events and I look forward to meeting you then.

Siân Maddrell