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Headteacher's Welcome

Sutton Coldfield Grammar School for Girls has a long tradition of providing students with a high quality, broad and balanced education. This is a happy and purposeful learning environment, where staff and students work together and enjoy coming to school. Here, teachers are subject specialists who share their enthusiasm as well as their knowledge. Students are encouraged to develop ‘a growth mindset’ in order to see the value of effort, have a positive approach to overcoming difficulties and take responsibility for their learning.

The welcoming and supportive atmosphere is underpinned by excellent pastoral care and well-planned transition programmes. Throughout Years 7 to 13 there is a programme of PSHE (Personal, Social, Health & Economic education), tutor time, assemblies and house activities which help students become well-rounded individuals and provides them with leadership opportunities. There are numerous charity events throughout the year which are led by students. Our day to day activities and ethos means we live up to our motto ‘not for our own advantage but for the common good’.

There is a huge variety of extra-curricular activities on offer here. There are numerous sports, drama, music, clubs and societies for students to participate in. There is a wide variety of trips and visits organised both in the UK and internationally. We are fortunate to have fantastic facilities, including state of the art science laboratories, sports hall, library and a brand new teaching block which is home to the English department in addition to a multi-purpose social space.

Sutton Coldfield Grammar School for Girls is about so much more than academic success. Over the course of seven years it provides students with numerous opportunities to develop their existing skills, to discover new ones, to challenge themselves and broaden their horizons.

We welcome girls from all backgrounds and use the Pupil Premium funds to provide support, narrow the attainment gap and allow every student to fully engage in all aspects of school life.

This website offers a flavour of the opportunities available at Sutton Coldfield Grammar School for Girls. If you would like to find out more then please attend one of our open events or contact the school to discuss the next opportunity to visit. I look forward to meeting you.

Dr Barbara Minards