Farewell and thank you to Headteacher Mrs Jane Götschel and Deputy Headteacher Mr Michael Pearce
Today we say farewell to the amazing team of Jane Götschel and Michael Pearce who have been Headteacher and Deputy Headteacher at Lordswood for the past 13 years.

There is no doubt that Lordswood would not be the school it is today if it were not for the leadership and vision of Jane and Michael. Not only have the site and building changed immeasurably over the years, with the additions of a new science block, sixth form centre, state of the art sports hall and Sport England 3G football pitch, but the school has gone from strength to strength achieving the best results of all non-selective schools in the city consistently year on year.

Every member of the school community, staff, students and parents, owe Jane and Michael a huge debt of gratitude and will miss them dearly.

To Jane and Michael, we all wish you an amazing and well deserved retirement. We will continue to build on what you have created and will make sure that Lordswood continues to thrive.

So it is with so much love that we say farewell, we will miss you both.
The Lordswood Family

Our New Headteacher
Lordswood is pleased to announce that, following a rigorous recruitment process, Mrs Kerry Cooney has been appointed as the new Headteacher of Lordswood Girls’ School and Sixth Form Centre. 

Mrs Cooney will commence her post from 1st September 2021 following the retirement of our current Headteacher, Mrs Jane Götschel. Mrs Cooney is currently the Deputy Headteacher of Hodge Hill Girls’ School and brings a wealth of experience from a variety of educational establishments, including three large 11-18 secondary schools.

Everyone is looking forward to Mrs Cooney leading our outstanding school and we are confident that the school will continue to go from strength to strength under her leadership. We know you will want to join us in wishing her all the best in her new role.

July Newsletter 2021


Attendance Winners
Congratulations to Year 7’s Shykia Willis, Year 8’s Hannah Kearns, Year 9’s Cindy Agbanrin Bee and Year 10’s Zainab Hosny-Ibrahim who have all won a £20 Amazon voucher in their year group prize draw for 100% attendance this year (covid closures/isolations excluded)!
Well done girls!

Loudspeaker Magazine
Check out the summer edition of Loudspeaker magazine! In this issue students from Year 11 say farewell to Lordswood and there are also articles on the “Kill the bill” legislation as well as poems, artwork and much more!


New Year 7 Induction Information
Our New Year 7 Induction page is now live on which you’ll find a video tour of the school, a podcast on induction from our current Year 7 students and a Top Tips booklet to help you settle in.


UNICEF Fundraising Total
Thanks to everyone who donated to the UNICEF non-uniform fundraising total on Friday 28th May, we managed to raise an amazing £751.16! Well done everyone!

Lordswood Challenge Complete!
Congratulations to our Year 8 students who have completed their Lordswood Challenge at gold level!

The scheme encourages students to take part in numerous school events and to complete activities designed to increase their involvement in school life and expand their learning experience.

Well done girls!

Accelerated Reading
So far this term we have six students who have passes ten quizzes (10 books read 10 quizzes passed)!
Six students are now word half millionaires (500,000 words read),
Two students are word millionaires (1,000,000 words read),
One student is a word multi-millionaire (2,000,000+ words read)!

Football Club to return!
Football club will return on Thursday 29th April and will run weekly on the outdoor pitch.
Years 9, 10 and 11 – Thursdays 3 – 4pm
Years 7 and 8 – Fridays 3 – 4pm

Students must wear footwear with moulded studs to avoid causing damage to the pitch surface.

Loudspeaker Magazine
Check out the April edition of Loudspeaker magazine, containing creative writing and informative articles by students from all years.


Comic Relief Day 2021
Staff got well and truly into the Comic Relief spirit today by joining in with the crazy hair and crazy make-up day! One member of staff even came with a selection of wigs! Well done everyone, we managed to raise an amazing £590.43! This is a fantastic total so on behalf of the School Council, thank you!

Year 7 Science Competition
There were some amazing entries for the Year 7 science competition based on the topic of ecosystems. Check our this Ice Leopard and the Zapheon!

An Ice Leopard
A Zapheon

Work in Drama
Our Year 7 drama students came up with some fabulous set designs for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child whilst our talented Year 8 drama students created some brilliant storyboards for the play Hood!

Year 7 set designs
Year 8 storyboards
Year 8 storyboard