Welcome to our website which we hope will give you a flavour of life at Lordswood Girls’ School.
Lordswood Girls’ School is a school that does not stand still. We are constantly striving to improve on our best, be it with regard to school facilities and the educational opportunities that we offer students, or in the range of innovative projects in which the school is involved and which enable Lordswood Girls’ School to remain at the cutting edge of education.
Lordswood Girls’ School was one of the first schools in Birmingham to convert to an academy in April 2011 at a time when this status was only offered to outstanding schools. We are very proud of our position as one of the top schools, both in the city and nationally. The school has been ranked consistently within the top 10% of all schools nationally, based on examination performance at Key Stage 4 and enjoys an excellent reputation for its academic, sporting, and artistic achievements.
So what are the factors that make us successful? We believe that the high expectations we have of all our students, the great importance placed on standards of behaviour, and the quality of teaching and learning, together with a strong partnership with parents and carers, are key contributors to our success. Similarly, a differentiated and varied curriculum which takes account of the needs and interests of learners enables all students to progress onto meaningful pathways, be it Post 16 or Post 18. At the end of Year 11, the majority of students progress to the Lordswood Sixth Form which also has a proven track record in examination success and in ensuring that students achieve qualifications which enable progression to training, higher education or employment.
Extracurricular activities, trips and visits, and involvement in community projects all form an integral part of the Lordswood Girls’ School experience and all students are encouraged to participate. Through the Extended Learning afternoon on a Wednesday, we want our students to take more responsibility for their own learning and to realise that learning is not confined to the classroom; students are given the opportunity to extend their learning through individual research and a range of activities both in and outside school. The school has a thriving performing arts department and an increasing number of students are now involved in concerts and productions, performing at a very high standard.
At Lordswood Girls’ School, we aim to provide our students with the opportunities and experiences that will equip them with the skills, knowledge, and outlook necessary to make a positive contribution as citizens of the 21st century and, above all, to engender in them a love of learning that will last throughout life. We hope that your daughter will want to become part of this learning community.