The Camden School for Girls

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About us

Main School Information

Camden School for Girls provides an excellent education for all its students. At the heart of our success is our determination to make learning enjoyable, interesting and stimulating. We are ambitious for every young person in our school, and our commitment to their success is combined with very strong pastoral work to make sure that students feel happy, safe and supported at all times.

We enable our students to find their own voices and develop their own opinions by encouraging a broad understanding of the world, a social conscience and a considerate approach to other people. Every student is valued, and we encourage all students to value other people as well. Our aim is to nurture caring, confident, responsible and mature young adults who are ready to go on to the next stage of their education.

We offer a wide-ranging academic and vocational curriculum in the main school and A levels in the Sixth Form. Our teachers are highly qualified specialists who make learning enjoyable and accessible. They are enthusiastic and dedicated individuals who make sure that every student achieves to her or his full potential.

Camden School for Girls has a strong record of academic success which is reflected in its outstanding GCSE and A level results. Both achievement and progress (the improvement students make in their learning from their starting points) are well above the national average.

Camden School for Girls has been graded outstanding in every category in every Ofsted inspection it has received.

In 2013 Camden School for Girls was named one of the top 100 best performing schools in the country by Schools Minister David Laws in recognition of our exceptional examination results.

Aims of the School

What we stand for

Camden was founded as a school for girls in 1871 by Frances Mary Buss, one of the great pioneers of women's education. The school therefore has a long tradition of promoting opportunities for girls. At sixth form level it admits boys to its roll. The school attempts to create a social and physical environment which combines security and care with challenge, stimulus and the highest expectations, where staff and pupils work together with the understanding and support of parents/carers.

It is the policy of Governors to sustain and to promote the school’s ethos, heritage and philosophy within the contexts of public policy, social trends and educational need.

The aims of the school are: 

  • To maintain and develop the school's tradition of providing the highest quality of education.

  • To offer equality of opportunity and care to all pupils whatever their race, gender, class, creed or special needs.

  • To promote a sense of environmental and social responsibility.

  • To encourage all pupils to:
    • develop their individual talents to the full
    • have confidence in themselves and a sense of self-worth
    • work co-operatively with others
    • develop independence of thought
    • value education and enjoy learning
    • practise tolerance and open mindedness
    • show consideration for others and respect their diverse qualities and needs

Our Location

Sandall Road, London

The Camden School for Girls

Sandall Road
London
NW5 2DB