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Church of England Comprehensive School for Girls

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  • Parents' Newsletter June -July 2021

    date posted: 23/07/21

  • Parents' Newsletter - May 2021

    date posted: 28/05/21

  • Parents' Newsletter - March/April 2021

    date posted: 19/04/21

  • The Internationalist Magazine

    date posted: 12/04/21

  • Welcome Back Video

    date posted: 23/03/21

  • Parents’ Newsletter – January/February 2021

    date posted: 12/02/21

  • Parents’ Newsletter – November/December 2020

    date posted: 18/12/20

  • The United Westminster Schools and Grey Coat Foundation Annual Art Exhibition

    date posted: 10/12/20

    The Covid pandemic of 2020 meant a rethink in how we organise The Foundation Art Exhibition this year. The departments of the five schools within The Foundation brought our (virtual) heads together and brainstormed the possibilities an online exhibition could open up.

    I am both delighted and proud to share with you the 2020 Foundation Art Competition, open to all students in each school. For the first time we are showcasing work from Years 7-9 alongside GCSE and A-Level work.

    We had more than one hundred entries for the 25 GCH places, so competition was fierce! We were particularly struck (and thrilled) by the enthusiasm of Years 7 & 8. We had so many keen entrants in these years that we decided to put up our own, separate ‘Exhibition of Entries’ in the Art Department corridor as well! Moving the competition online has also enabled us to expand the capacity and opportunity to offer prizes. One prize in each Key Stage for each school, with an overall ‘Best in School Prize’ too. Huge thanks to Pippa Goodridge (Marketing Officer at Sutton Valence School) for her hard work in putting the exhibition together.

    The GCH Art Department team is so pleased to be sharing and exhibiting some of the beautiful and thoughtful work of the GCH students. As staff, we have the privilege of seeing this wonderful work on our walls on a daily basis. All the better when we can also share and celebrate it with the wider community!

    Congratulations to all of our exhibitors and a big thank you to every student who submitted their work.

     

    The GCH Foundation Art Exhibition competition winners are
    Key Stage 3: Ungzupun Lorpaisansin
    Key Stage 4: Sarah Williams
    Key stage 5: Sass Thomas
    Best in School: Claire Ortiz

     

    Untitled by Claire Ortiz - Best in School Winner

    Claire Ortiz - Best in School Winner

     

    Daisy by Sass Thomas – KS5 Winner

    Daisy by Sass Thomas – KS5 Winner

     

    Untitled by Sarah Williams – KS4 Winner

    Sarah Williams – KS4 Winner

     

    Rosa Parks by Ungzupun Lorpaisansin  - KS3 Winner

    Rosa Parks  by Ungzupun Lorpaisansin  - KS3 Winner

  • Armistice Day 2020

    date posted: 12/11/20

    2 minute silence and musical reflections

    Armistice Day on 11th November 2020

    The Grey Coat School Community came together “virtually” on the morning of 11th November 2020 to reflect on the significance of Armistice Day and to remember the millions of soldiers and civilians who have lost their lives in conflict – during the First World War and since. The Headteacher, Ms Staab gave an assembly to the whole school via TEAMS.

    In Britain, it is tradition on Armistice Day to pause for a two-minute silence, to remember those killed in the two world wars and in other conflicts since then around the world. 

    At 11am, all Grey Coat students and staff paused to observe a two-minute silence. Two of our students played the Last Post as a mark of respect for those who have lost their lives in conflict. The recital at St Andrew’s was played by Rosanna Heffernan and the recital in St Michael’s was performed by Sarah Pratt. The Last Post was followed by a short musical reflection. The whole school was able to partake in this moving ceremony by watching a pre-recorded video during lesson time.

    Wreaths of Remembrance have been displayed in both entrance foyers as a mark of respect. Our Head Girl, Abigail Omotosho has shared a Remembrance Day message on behalf of the Grey Coat Community and this is also on display in our reception areas.

    Remembrance Day on 11th November 2020

    Our Head Girl’s Remembrance Day Message on behalf of the Grey Coat Community:

    The Grey Coat Community has come together today to commemorate the sacrifices made by the people around the world and in the Commonwealth.

    We honour those who fought for our freedom today.

    Two minutes of silence is not enough to express our gratitude but we hope that this small gesture will go some way to show our respect.

    The Grey Coat Community stands together safely and united in the face of the current adversity we are living through and we take inspiration from the fighting spirit of those who went before us.

    May we continue to grow in the awareness of our history and may we strive for a better world together.

    Abigail Omotosho, Head Girl

    The following poem In Flanders Fields was read by our Head Girl:

    In the spring of 1915, shortly after losing a friend on the battlefields of Ypres in Belgium, Canadian doctor Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae was inspired by the sight of poppies growing in battle-scarred fields and he wrote the now famous poem In Flanders’ Fields. The bright red poppy is a resilient flower which managed to flourish despite fields being destroyed by war. 

    In Flanders' fields the poppies blow

    Between the crosses, row on row,

    That mark our place: and in the sky

    The larks, still bravely singing, fly

    Scarce heard amid the guns below.

    We are the dead. Short days ago

    We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,

    Loved and were loved, and now we lie

    In Flanders' fields.

    Take up our quarrel with the foe;

    To you from failing hands we throw

    The torch; be yours to hold it high,

    If ye break faith with us who die

    We shall not sleep, though poppies grow

    In Flanders' Fields.

    In the face of death, there is a message of hope in this poem. The poppy is a symbol of resilience in the face of adversity and destruction

     

    Please click play to view a slideshow of photos from our Armistice Day Commemoration.

     

     

     

     

  • The Newsletter of the Grey Coat Hospital Community October 2020

    date posted: 23/10/20

  • Grey Coat Students Celebrate A Level Success In 2020

    date posted: 10/09/20

    Please click on the play icon to view a video of A Level Results Day

    A Level Results Summer 2020 (updated on 19th August 2020)

    Following the government decision to move to a model of awarding A Level grades based on Centre Assessment Grades, we are delighted to share an update of the achievements and destinations of our A-Level students.

    Our students have worked extremely hard throughout their time in our Sixth Form and we are very proud of them - the more so as they have had to experience unprecedented disruption and uncertainty towards the end of their secondary education and since.

    The results awarded this summer have been determined by the School following a rigorous internal process in line with OFQUAL guidance and thus represent as accurate a reflection as possible of our students’ ability, work and effort over the duration of the A Level course.

    In most subject areas, attainment has remained consistently high in comparison with previous years. We are very pleased that in some instances, attainment has improved further still due to continued review and refinement of our practices. On average, this year’s A Level cohort also had higher attainment on entry to our Sixth Form than that in the previous year.

    Overall, 50.2% of all grades awarded were at A*-A, 76% were at A*-B and 95.2% were at A*-C. The pass rate was 100%.

    The majority of our students will again take up places at a range of excellent institutions including a significant proportion of Russell Group universities; a number will embark on Art or Design Foundation Courses and some will undertake apprenticeships or a planned GAP year.

    In total, nine students have gained places at Oxford or Cambridge.

    Five students will study at Cambridge University: Jamila El-Daouk (Asian and Middle Eastern Studies); Natasha Wardle (Theology, Religion and Philosophy of Religion); Susanna Wagstaff (Modern and Medieval Languages); and Nourhan Meddah (Human, Social and Political Sciences).

    Sharese Gayle was the top performer in the year group and will read Natural Sciences at Cambridge.  

    Four further students have gained places at Oxford University: Louise Fitzpatrick (English Language and Literature); Erin Hiscock (Biochemistry); Kate Ratcliff (History); and Alice Simmonds (Physics).

    Four students will take up places to study Medicine: Assal Massroor, Emily Man, Ler Tu Seah and Anushka Schwager-Patel.

    Overall, there were many amazing individual successes which deserve to be specially highlighted.

    Below is a list of our very top achievers which has been further updated following the government’s decision to accept Centre Assessment Grades as the final A Level results.

    Sharese Gayle - A* grades in Chemistry, Mathematics, Further Mathematics and Physics

    Louise Fitzpatrick – A* grades in English Literature and French, and a Distinction 1 in Pre-U Latin

    Erin Hiscock – A* grades in Biology, Chemistry and Spanish, and an A grade in Mathematics 

    Tabitha Reeves - A* grades in Mathematics and Further Mathematics, an A Grade in Physics and an A grade in Chemistry

    Sylvia Carrington – A* grades in Fine Art, Geography and History

    Jamila El-Daouk – A* grades in Mathematics, History and Spanish

    Eilish Farrelly – A* grades in Mathematics, Biology and Physics

    Madina Harghandiwal – A* grades in English Literature, Fine Art and History

    Abigail Kelly – A* grades in Geography, History and Economics

    Daisy Kernick – A* grades in History, Biology and Mathematics

    Rebecca Lee – A* grades in English Literature, History and Chemistry

    Martha Linkens – A* grades in Fashion & Textiles, Religious Studies and Psychology

    Assal Massroor – A* grades in Biology, Mathematics and Chemistry

    Soundous Menaa – A* grades in English Literature, German and Spanish

    Ler Tu Seah – A* grades in Mathematics, Spanish and Biology

    Susanna Wagstaff – A* grades in English Literature, German and History

    Natasha Wardle – A* grades in Biology, Religious Studies and Spanish

    Millie Brownhill – A* grades in English Literature and History, and an A grade in Geography  

    Elizabeth Fraser – A* grades in Film Studies and Fine Art, and an A grade in History

    Emily Man – A* grades in History and Biology, and an A grade in Mathematics

    Nayena Marsh – A* grades in English Literature and Psychology, and an A grade in History

    Amber Penniall – A* grades in Economics and Spanish, and an A grade in History

    Chloe Phong – A* grades in History and Mathematics, and an A grade in German

    Noura Beji – an A* grade in Fashion & Textiles, and A grades in English Language & Literature and Religious Studies

    Arianna Bell – an A* grade in Psychology and A grades in Biology and Chemistry

    Mohamed Bezzaid – an A* grade in Mathematics and A grades in Economics and Physics

    Hera Hamiti – an A* grade in Fashion & Textiles and A grades in Spanish and History

    Race Hassan – an A* grade in Mathematics and A grades in Biology and Chemistry

    Alexa Kennedy – an A* grade in English Literature and A grades in Chemistry and Mathematics

    Nourhan Meddah – an A* grade in Sociology and A grades in History and Spanish

    Emily Rose – an A* grade in Product Design and A grades in Film Studies and Spanish

    Kalina Sikorska – an A* grade in English Literature and A grades in Fine Art and History

    Emily Smedley – an A* grade in Spanish and A grades in Sociology and Religious Studies

    Hâf Thompson – an A* grade in Fine Art and A grades in English Literature and History

    Maya Allen – an A* grade in Sociology, an A grade in Psychology and a B grade in Biology

    Jing-Sum Fan – an A* grade in Fine Art, an A grade in Film Studies and a B grade in Economics

    Biba Faulks-Potticary – an A* grade in Fine Art, an A grade in English Language & Literature and a B grade in Spanish

    Elizabeth Gentely – an A* grade in English Literature, an A Grade in Psychology and a B grade in French

    Miranda Garton-Grimwood – a Distinction 2 in Pre-U Art History, an A grade in History and a B grade in German

    Amy Obiri – A grades in Fashion & Textiles, Psychology and Religious Studies

    Bessie Prior – an A* grade in Product Design, an A grade in History and a B grade in Spanish

    Nishal Schwager-Patel – A grades in English Literature, Religious Studies and Spanish

    Joshua Stenhouse – A grades in Mathematics, Physics and Spanish

    Chantelle Yadjia – A grades in English Literature, Biology and Chemistry

    Abi West – a Distinction 3 in Pre-U Art History, an A grade in Geography and a B grade in Mathematics

    We are incredibly proud of all our students and wish them every success in the next stage of their journey. We look forward very much to them sharing stories about their new experiences with us!

    Our student Olivia Facey also wrote two articles, one for The Times and one for the Evening Standard.

     

  • Grey Coat Students Celebrate GCSE Success In 2020

    date posted: 10/09/20

    Please click on the play icon to view a video of GCSE Results Day

    We are delighted to share the achievements of our GCSE students. They have worked extremely hard and we are very proud of them - the more so as they have had to experience unprecedented disruption and uncertainty towards the end of their GSCE studies and since.

    The results awarded this summer are based on Centre Assessment Grades and have been determined by the School following a rigorous internal process in line with OFQUAL guidance. These results thus represent as accurate a reflection as possible of our students’ ability and their work over the duration of the GCSE course.

    • 92.4% of students achieved grades 9-4 in English and Mathematics with 96.8% achieving at least five or more GCSEs at this level
    • 79.6% of students achieved grades 9-5 in English and Mathematics with 91.1% achieving at least five or more GCSEs at this level
    • 71.3% of students achieved the English Baccalaureate at grades 9 to 5.
    • 36 students in total achieved all GCSEs at grades 9 to 7, including English and Mathematics 

    Overall, there were many amazing individual successes which deserve to be specially highlighted.

    Grace Humphreys: ten grades 9 and one grade 8

    Eleanor Lee: ten grades 9 and one grade 8

    May Lyster: ten grades 9 and one grade 8

    India Chambers: ten grades 9 and two grades 8

    Michelle Sayed: ten grades 9, two grades 8 and one grade 7

    Jessie Sutherland: nine grades 9, one grade 8 and one grade 7

    Hester Edwards: eight grades 9, two grades 8 and one grade 7

    Ella Man: eight grades 9 and three grades 8

    Mariam Obiri: eight grades 9, one grade 8 and two grades 7

    Grace Bourne: seven grades 9, one grade 8, two grades 7 and one grade 6

    Ella Osbourne: six grades 9, four grades 8 and one A* grade

    Yasemin Sahin: six grades 9, one grade 8 and three grades 7

    Esme Sturgess-Durden: six grades 9 and five grades 8

    Angela Gogo-Dedi: five grades 9 and six grades 8

    Emma Leggio: six grades 9, four grades 8, one grade 7 and one grade 6

    Emma Schofield: five grades 9, one grade 8, three grades 7 and one grade 6

    Lola Stadlen: five grades 9, two grades 8 and four grades 6

    Catherine Welfare: five grades 9, five grades 8 and two grades 7

    Francesca Carslake: five grades 9, five grades 8 and two grades 7

    Arianna Dragusha: four grades 9, one grade 8, five grades 7 and one grade 6

    Kayley Goddard: four grades 9, five grades 8, one grade 7 and one grade 6

    Namrata Gurung: four grades 9, one grade 8 and six grades 7

    Hannah McKoy-Salt: four grades 9, six grades 8 and one grade 7

    Elly Miles: four grades 9 and three grades 8

    Lucy Nelson: four grades 9, two grades 8, one grade 7 and four grades 6

    Abigail Powell: four grades 9, five grades 8 and two grades 7

    Clementine Aagaard: three grades 9, four grades 8, two grades 7 and one grade 5

    Daniela Castillo Bermudez: four grades 9, three grades 8 and five grades 7

    Soraya Chaudhari: three grades 9, five grades 8 and three grades 7

    Violet McKinney: three grades 9, five grades 8 and three grades 7

    Ellie Regan: three grades 9, five grades 8 and three grades 7

    Nicole Xu: three grades 9, five grades 8 and three grades 7

    Anastasia Abdian: two grades 9, five grades 8, one grade 7 and three grades 6

    Georgia Aiken: two grades 9, five grades 8, one grade 7, one grade 6 and one grade 5

    Amna Ali: two grades 9, four grades 8 and five grades 7

    Zemare Dawit: two grades 9, three grades 8 and five grades 7

    Rebecca Foster: two grades 9, six grades 8, two grades 7 and one grade 6

    Marley Griffith: two grades 9, one grade 8, five grades 7 and two grades 6

    Libby Hole: two grades 9, five grades 8, two grades 7 and two grades 6

    Zainab Matoq: two grades 9, three grades 8, one A* grade, four grades 7 and one grade 6

    Flora Perkins: two grades 9, three grades 8, four grades 7 and two grades 6

    Caitlin Reeves: two grades 9, two grades 8, four grades 7 and two grades 6

    Sarah Asmerom: one grade 9, eight grades 8 and two grades 7

    Gabriella Beckman: one grade 9, four grades 8, four grades 7 and one grade 6

    Udval Byambasuren: one grade 9, seven grades 8 and three grades 7

    Houda Hamedi: one grade 9, three grades 8 and seven grades 7

    Lucia Marchese: one grade 9, two grades 8 and seven grades 7

    Fionnuala McMenamin: one grade 9, five grades 8, three grades 7 and one grade 6

    Chloe Sanni: one grade 9, three grades 8, six grades 7 and one grade 6

    Ifeoluwa Segun-Oludimu: one grade 9, seven grades 8 and three grades 7

    Esme Toganivalu: one grade 9, five grades 8, three grades 7 and one grade 6

    Serena Bailey: two grades 8 and nine grades 7

    Faber Barrington: four grades 8 and six grades 7

    Lola Cervantes: one grade 8, seven grades 7 and two grades 6

    Daniella Milkias: eight grades 8 and three grades 7

    Emma Rodriguez Vilarino: two grades 8, one A* grade, seven grades 7 and two grades 6

    Ayisha Saleem: five grades 8, three grades 7 and three grades 6

    Lilla Scott: five grades 8, four grades 7 and three grades 6

    Soraya Toronjo-Hussain: four grades 8 and four grades 7  

    Laila White: two grades 8, seven grades 7 and two grades 6

     

    The majority of our students will take up places to study A Levels in our Sixth Form. We look forward very much to welcoming them back to School in September and to seeing them flourish.

    We thank all our students for the contribution they have made to the life of the School over time and wish everyone success in their chosen next steps!