A Message from the Headteacher

Frances Bardsley is an excellent school and has provided an exemplary education for girls aged eleven to eighteen for over one hundred years.

In 1906 Miss Frances Bardsley was determined to offer girls in this area a first class education and the opportunity to develop their skills, abilities and self confidence.  We hold to this vision today.

We are an academic school.  Students will be taught how to learn and how to achieve the best possible grades in the subjects which they take.  But this is only one part of an outstanding and complete education.  We believe that our approach must be holistic; that we must support the physical, moral and spiritual development of our girls.  So we offer support in many ways throughout and beyond the school day, and a wide and diverse range of clubs and activities which will enhance their learning.

We have high expectations.  Girls must be self-disciplined and motivated so that they can fulfil their potential.  Our motto is "Gladly Lerne Gladly Teche" from The Canterbury Tales, and we aim to instil a love of learning in all who join us.

This is a wonderful school and we look forward to welcoming you and your daughter to it.

Mr Julian Dutnall


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