From Friday 20 March 2020, Sheffield High School for Girls closed its doors to all pupils until further notice in line with the Government lockdown to combat Covid-19. We are, however, continuing to provide care in school for the children of key workers.

The school has moved to guided home learning to ensure the high quality of teaching and learning continues for all our pupils. Guided home learning is being delivered via our online platform Firefly, which was already embedded as part of our curriculum offer so we have seen a relatively smooth transition to this way of learning. We are also running daily live learning sessions, during term time via Google Meet. Mindful that this is a huge change for us all, we are continuing to revise our provision to ensure it best meets the needs of our pupils as we navigate our way through this period.

This unique situation has brought a new normal to us all and, as much as we want to retain structure and learning, I also want to encourage all our pupils to enjoy this time by getting outside, watching a sunset, observing the night sky, spotting the changes in nature, enjoying time with their families, and thinking about their well-being. Many of our pupils will be aware of the evacuation of pupils to Cliff College in Calver which took place during World War II and we must be thankful that, at this time, we are fortunate to be able to be with our families. In the same vein, so many of our girls will be familiar with the story of the plague village, Eyam in Derbyshire and this reminds of the importance of making sacrifices to protect others.

These are difficult and strange times for us all, but I am so proud of everything that the school community is doing to remain strong. We look forward to opening our doors again in the not too distant future and coming together once again.

With best wishes to you all,

Nina Gunson, Head

Information for current parents

To access all of our parental communications in relation to the current situation, please click here. 

To view our Covid-19 Reopening Risk Assessment, please click here. 

Admissions

Our Admissions team are contactable throughout this period and can deal with any enquiries from families who are joining us in September 2020 or considering Sheffield Girls’ for their daughter’s education for September 2020 or beyond. Please email Louise Froggatt at l.froggatt@she.gdst.net 

To view the 3D virtual tour of the school facilities, please click here.

GCSE and A-Level exam information

Following the decision not to go ahead with this summer’s GCSE and A-Level exams, the government have announced more details on how grades will be awarded this summer. 

Ofqual’s comprehensive guidance for teachers, students and parents can be accessed via this link.