An outstanding day and boarding education for girls
Set in 35 acres in the heart of Caversham, Berkshire, Queen Anne’s School is a small school with a big outlook, preparing girls for an ever-changing world through an exciting and continually evolving education.
“She has had the most incredible experience. What more could you wish for your daughter.
"I look back now and look at my daughter leaving and she is going to leave as a confident, but very modest, compassionate, strong leader that feels really comfortable going on to the next stage of her life and that’s all really you can ask for. Chloe started in the Lower 4’s and we live in west London. She is a weekly boarder, it works perfectly well, it is brilliant actually, the school bus picks her up at quarter to seven on Monday morning and drops her back in the early evening on Friday."
"I believe that Queen Anne’s is excellent at preparing the girls for future life, for their future life. With a small community and very, very good friends they grow in confidence as you watch them travel through the school, ready to face the modern world at the end and I think that they come out as super young women."
"They will leave as wonderful leaders who are really well equipped to cope with the challenges of life, the ups and downs. They are confident but they’re modest, they are compassionate and they are high spirited, they are wonderful girls actually."
Breaking down barriers and revolutionising the way that teenagers are taught
This girls’ day and boarding school is breaking down barriers and revolutionising the way that teenagers are taught through its partnership with educational neuroscience research programme BrainCanDo. Educational neuroscience seeps through every aspect of the school, from the Sixth Form centre that could be mistaken for a Google office, with themed breakout spaces and tech-filled study pods; to the careful support of the wellbeing programme that includes regular behavioural screening questionnaires to ensure that any issues are caught early. In the words of Pastoral Lead and Deputy Head Lindsey Bryant; “If we get the girls wellbeing right, the academics follow. We can set them on the right path to becoming healthy and happy adults.”
The innovative approach to education doesn’t stop there. Queen Anne’s is a recipient of the prestigious Microsoft Showcase Schools Award in recognition of the extensive digital teaching and learning that is integral to their approach. In the classroom, every student has a device and teachers and pupils can access and interact with all resources in real-time through the cloud. We advocate an approach called ‘digital ink’ combining touchscreen, keyboard and a stylus. Pupils therefore have access to all the methods they need, from handwriting their Maths workings to touch-typing as they hear a History lecture. The techy approach is having an impact with pupils achieving 100% A*-C in Computer Science in both GSCE and A Level over the last 3 years.
Offline, and the school is known for its performing and creative arts offering. It boasts a state-of-the-art music centre with a recording studio, recital halls and music tech room; outstanding art and design provision including animation and ceramics; plus, a 250-seat theatre and a thriving dance department.
100% 9-4 at GCSE (2021) 99% A*-C at A Level (2021)
At Queen Anne’s, we see girls excel, both in and outside of the classroom. The girls have ambitions as varied as their talents and we encourage high aspirations through an innovative and rigorous curriculum.
Through inspirational teachers working in conjunction with motivated girls, we see our girls leave us as capable and confident young women prepared for and excited by the next steps in their lives. The girls discuss their academic options at every stage with their personal tutor to make appropriate choices to suit their aspirations.
- Senior School, Sixth Form
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