A very warm welcome to Presdales School!
Achievement for all
I am delighted to welcome you to the Presdales School website, and hope that it will give you a flavour who we are, what we stand for and what we can offer your children.
Presdales is a 11-18 non-selective girls school, with boys welcomed in to the Sixth Form. We have a long tradition of providing an outstanding education for our students. Formerly Ware Grammar School for Girls, which opened in 1906, we became Presdales School in the mid-1960s, and a fully comprehensive school in the early 1970s. The mansion house which fronts the school and our stunning grounds provide a calm and relaxed atmosphere for our school community. Presdales School is one of nine designated Lead Language Hub schools in England. We work with the National Centre for Excellence at York University, and with other Hertfordshire schools to enhance and improve opportunities for students in Modern Foreign Languages.
We are very proud of the high academic standards that our girls achieve, regardless of their starting point. Our motto, ‘Achievement for all’, runs through all that we do. We understand that every girl is an individual, with different interests, strengths and characteristics, and we celebrate the diversity that each one of them brings to our community. We believe that all students, with the appropriate balance of support and challenge, can be successful.
We aim to develop their creativity and independence inside and outside of classroom lessons. There is an extensive range of extra-curricular clubs and activities, including numerous trips throughout the school year, which provide the girls with the opportunity to develop their leadership skills, to be part of a team and to develop a ‘can-do’ attitude.
Our vision and values are instilled in our girls throughout their time with us, whether this be through our House system, the excellent pastoral care they will receive or the culture of achievement for all that we foster in our community. We want our girls to be happy and confident young women who are ready to make a meaningful contribution to our global society.
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.