A very warm welcome to Presdales School!
Presdales is a six-form entry (previously five-form entry) all-ability school which became an Academy on 1st April 2012, for girls aged from eleven to eighteen. Boys are also welcomed into the Sixth Form.
We aim to provide an outstanding education that enables all students, regardless of their background and starting point, to achieve and surpass their academic potential. We are committed to the development of independent minded young people who have active and creative minds. We expect our students to acquire a sense of understanding and compassion for one another and to have the courage to act on their beliefs. We will equip our students with the skills and attributes to empower them to lead happy and successful lives, enabling them to make a meaningful contribution to our global society.
Our core values, for all of our school community, are Ambition, Creativity, Equality, Integrity, Kindness and Resilience.
Presdales has been graded as ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted in the last four inspections. Student achievement is high, with 92% of girls achieving a grade 4 or higher in both English and Maths, and an attainment 8 score of 58. 53% of our students achieved the EBacc measure with a strong pass.
Our A Level results are equally impressive, with an average score of above 40 points per entry. We have an intensive extra-curricular programme which offers students a chance to develop their leadership and team building skills as well as numerous trips during the year.
This year we launched our new House system which comprises of six houses; Curie, Frank, Nightingale, Pankhurst, Parks and Windsor. We are very excited about the year ahead with all of the house events that have been planned.
In July 2018 we were one of only nine schools nationally who were designated as a Language Hub by the Department for Education. We are looking forward to this programme starting in spring 2019.
This prospectus is designed to enable parents, carers and their children to gain an insight into our school:
• To find out what we stand for
• To discover what we can offer students who attend Presdales
The printed word, however, can never fully capture the spirit and feel of a school and it is for this reason that I warmly welcome and encourage prospective parents and carers and their children to come and visit us.