Lady Margaret School
Academy, Church of England, girls
Address and contact details
Parsons Green, London SW6 4UN
Headteacher: Sally Whyte BA (Hons), PGCE
Lady Margaret School is a Church of England school for girls aged 11 to 18. The school became an academy on 1 September 2012. It is a specialist maths and computing college and has a second specialism in music. The school provides a caring and intellectually demanding environment from which all girls can benefit. Each girl will develop a sense of self-respect, achievement and the ability to function as an independent and self-motivated adult. On leaving, the school hopes that every girl will echo its motto: “Yea, I have a goodly heritage.”
Lady Margaret School is set in most attractive surroundings, comprising three Georgian listed buildings overlooking Parson’s Green with purpose built accommodation at the rear. There is also a landscaped garden adding to the atmosphere of calm and purpose. The school prides itself in having close co-operation between home and school and senior staff are freely available to see parents. Each year group has an open evening and reports are sent home annually. A weekly bulletin provides parents with school news of the past week.
The highest standards of behaviour are demanded at all times - there is school uniform from the 7th to the 11th year and full parental co-operation in maintaining the high standards is expected. The school prides itself on helping all girls to get the best possible results. The GCSE results have been excellent for the last few years and the school has gained some of the best results of all maintained girls’ schools in England. Our sixth form has also produced outstanding A-level results.
Lady Margaret is a church school, although not all pupils are practising Anglicans. However, the school hopes that all girls will appreciate its Christian ethos and will contribute towards it. There is a daily formal assembly and the school has its own beautiful chapel.
The school is extremely popular and has been oversubscribed for many years, hence the school will be expanding by one class per year. The existing sixth form provision is also to be expanded and this will be the first wave of a programme of major remodelling and refurbishment, with work planned to begin shortly.
GCSE examination courses are taught in years 10 and 11. Fifteen A-level subjects are offered in the sixth form. All girls in the sixth form are studying for AS or A-levels and nearly all go on to higher education. The school provides a wide programme of extra-curricular activities and girls are encouraged to take on at least one. The Lady Margaret Music Society endeavours to provide opportunities for girls and parents to participate in the musical life of the school. During a week at the end of the summer term girls are offered a variety of special pursuits and residential trips. These can include riding, camping, adventure week, sailing, painting and computer week. This time is seen as an important part of the curriculum and gives girls the opportunity to develop qualities of leadership, self-reliance and self-respect.
All applicants must complete and return by the closing date the common application form provided by their own local authority. They also must complete the school’s additional information form. This is available from the school and the local authority and must be returned to the school by the closing date, together with any necessary supporting documentation. An application for the school cannot be completely
processed unless the common application form and additional information form required by the school are completed and submitted.
All applicants are urged to obtain from the school a full copy of its admissions policy prior to completing an application form. The admissions policy must be read in conjunction with the governors’ explanatory notes as these form part of the admissions policy. Any child with a Statement of Special Educational Need
that names this school must, by law, be admitted, without reference to the oversubscription criteria.
Summarised admissions criteria
Please visit the schools own website for details on their admissions policy for September 2014.
If you are refused a place at this school, you have the right in law to appeal against the governors’ decision to an independent panel. Parents should contact the school directly for information on the appeal arrangements.
How to find out more about the school:
- Visit the school for an open day or evening during the autumn term.
- For further information contact the school or visit the school website at http://www.ladymargaret.lbhf.sch.uk/
- Visit the Ofsted website at www.ofsted.gov.uk
Page last updated: 05/09/2013