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.  Our results are well above average nationally and locally and have continued to improve in recent years.  In July 2019 Ofsted called our school, “a purposeful, safe, welcoming and happy environment” with “confident, courteous and articulate” pupils.  They praised the fact that pupils, parents and staff are proud to be part of our community.  Through working with the best girls’ schools in the UK and abroad, we have developed our holistic approach which supports the physical, moral and spiritual development of our girls.  In many ways throughout and beyond the school day we offer a wide and diverse range of clubs and activities.  We have a farm, gallery and railway, and run an extensive trips and visits programme each year.

Our expectations our high because we believe in being aspirational.  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.

As founder of the dynamic LIFE Education Trust we work collaboratively with schools in Havering and Essex and are fully committed to the LIFE vision: “Dare to Achieve.”

This is a wonderful school and together with our Heads of School, David Turrell and Emilie Darabasz, we look forward to welcoming you and your daughter to it.”

Mr Julian Dutnall

Executive Headteacher