Notre Dame R. C. Girls' Secondary School
Southwark, United Kingdom
About Notre Dame R. C. Girls' Secondary School
Notre Dame RC School for Girls is a single-sex voluntary aided Catholic comprehensive school with around 635 students from the ages of 11 to 16 years, based in the south London borough of Southwark.
The school was founded by the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur in 1855 and until 1977 it was a grammar school. Today, the school intake is non-selective and about 90 per cent of pupils are from ethnic minority background pupils.
Sister Anne Marie Niblock
Values and vision
Notre Dame RC School for Girls has a mission to nurture Christian women who are confident, think for themselves, who understand the concepts of equality and justice and can play a full and responsible part in a changing and multicultural society.
The school strives to ensure that all aspects of school life reflect the school's distinctive Catholic ethos, and that each girl is given equality of opportunity to achieve her full potential - spiritually, academically and socially. It also adheres to the Notre Dame tradition that a school must be ‘a happy place’ and that “a spirit of joy must exist and a smile must be on hand.”
“Students’ attitudes to learning and behaviour are exemplary. They thrive as part of a small supportive community and develop very strong spiritual, social, moral and cultural values" and ”Pastoral care is outstanding because of the remarkable support students receive from teams of dedicated staff.”