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Sheffield Girls’ is the leading independent secondary school in Sheffield and one of the best secondary schools in Yorkshire, named the Independent Secondary School of The Year in The North by The Sunday Times. We provide girls with the skills and confidence to achieve excellence throughout their school and personal life.

Secondary School Curriculum

From the moment your daughter joins Sheffield Girls' secondary school, we will encourage her to discover her strengths and passions and how we can develop these in preparation for her bright future. Our long history of academic excellence has been and continues to be achieved by focussing on each girl’s potential and supporting her throughout her time at Sheffield Girls’.

Our curriculum combines traditional, practical and scientific subjects with modern and creative fields to ensure a balanced and rich secondary school education. We offer girls the choice of 23 different GCSE subjects as well as the core curriculum to inspire them to achieve their best academically and individually. All girls study three separate sciences, two modern languages and Latin in addition to the standard national curriculum.

Empowering Positive Environment

We support your daughter in building her confidence and self-belief so that she can achieve whatever she sets her mind to. We will provide her with the skills and the drive to fulfil her dreams and aspirations. The positive, exciting and challenging atmosphere in and out of the classroom will allow her to grow and develop a passion for knowledge. She will learn to explore, question and express her own views across the wide range of subjects that we offer.

We believe that children learn more effectively when they are in a happy and supportive environment and our pastoral care is the key to ensuring this. Our outstanding teachers will get to know your daughter inside out, understanding her individual needs and ensuring that she achieves her full potential. We will help her strive in those subjects in which she excels and support her in those where she is less confident. As well as the larger pastoral care team, each pupil has a form tutor and Head of Year, who will look after their day-to-day welfare. To learn more about our specialist support for students with additional needs visit the Learning Support page.

Our students' personal development outside of the classroom is just as important to us and our extensive range of facilities makes us one of the best secondary schools in Sheffield. Pupils can benefit from extracurricular activities and facilities such as our modern Sports Hall, Dance Studio, AstroTurf, Gym, Drama Studio, Music Suite, Art and Design building and 11 Science laboratories.

Extra-Curricular Activities in the Secondary School

What makes us one of the best secondary schools in Yorkshire is our wide offering of exciting extra-curricular activities. There are excellent opportunities to be involved in Music, Drama, Art and Sport with the girls often excelling at a national level in a wide range of disciplines. For a detailed view of the activities we offer, see our Extra-Curricular Activities page.

Top League Table Exam Results from one of the Best Secondary Schools in Yorkshire

Our high level of planning, structure and leadership allows your daughter to seamlessly progress from one year to the next and it is part of what makes us one of the best secondary schools in Yorkshire with outstanding GCSE grades year on year.

Girls Only Education

Statistics nationally continue to show that girls gain better results if educated in a single-sex secondary school environment. Recent research shows that the percentage of A grades achieved at A Level by girls in independent single-sex schools in Sciences, Maths, Further Maths, French, History and Geography was on average 10% higher than girls in independent co-educational schools.

The encouragement and nurturing provided in a single-sex secondary school builds girls’ confidence and gives them the skills to leave school at 18 as dynamic young women, able to hold their own, be confident in themselves and successful in their chosen careers.

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If you would like to see our school in action and what makes us one of best secondary schools in Yorkshire, Sheffield, register for our next open day or book a visit.

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