Independent day school
for girls 3 - 18 and boys 3 - 11
with boarding for girls from 9

Welcome and overview

Welcome to the senior section of our school, that educates girls from Year 7 (age 11) to Year 11 (age 16).

The benefits of a single-sex education at secondary level are well documented: a curriculum and teaching that is girl-centred, the chance to explore extra curricular pursuits without worrying what boys think, less distractions and a greater likelihood of studying maths and sciences to a higher level, as well as of getting higher grades overall.

At Hethersett, we understand girls and how they learn best and we value the benefits of a single-sex environment in academic terms. We will do all that we can do ensure that your daughter not only fulfils her academic potential but also develops the self-discipline and confidence necessary to succeed in later life.

How do we do this? Much is down to our size. Your daughter will be taught in small classes, of on average eleven girls, within a small community. As such, she will be known by every member of staff, and her peers, as a person in her entirety, not just as a potential exam grade in a particular subject. She will be encouraged to develop her abilities in all areas beyond the classroom, whilst developing teamwork skills, leadership and self-confidence that will stand her in good stead in the years to come.

We believe that our job is to help your daughter identify the areas in which she shines and to give her the skills, knowledge, support and opportunities to acquit herself well at GCSE and A Level, laying a firm foundation for the future.

Find out more about our Senior School curriculum.

Find out more about Senior School scholarships.

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