Flixton Girls School
Trafford, United Kingdom
About Flixton Girls School
There has never been a better time to join Flixton Girls’ School. At FGS we inspire girls to discover their talents and fulfil their potential through our founding principles of aspiration, empowerment and excellence. These principles are at the heart of life at FGS, ensuring that each individual is able to achieve her personal best.
Flixton Girls’ School was founded in 1933 and on August 1st 2011 the school became an academy, reflecting the high standards and quality of education that have come to be our hallmark.
At FGS we are specialists in girls’ education providing a nurturing, supportive and challenging environment where girls excel. Exceptional opportunities allow girls to develop their individual characters and talents and to fulfil their dreams and aspirations. We welcome girls of all abilities, interests and aptitudes. At FGS everyone is special.
In choosing FGS whether as a new girl, parent, adult learner, Governor or member of staff, you will be joining a school that is well respected in its local community and has a national reputation for work in many areas.
OFSTED – we were recently inspected in early March 2014
‘You should be proud to know OFSTED found that: “The school’s leadership is outstanding”…that “Attitudes to learning are good and students work hard. They are fiercely proud of their school, come well prepared for lessons, enjoy taking part” and that they make “excellent progress” in both English and Mathematics. “Parents are confident that the school provides a safe environment for their children.” These are just a few of the excellent outcomes and findings. Below is a selection of quotes that, as the newly appointed Chair of Governors, I am especially pleased with.
As a Governing Body we are extremely proud of the school and the achievements of the girls and the staff. As a school we are very ambitious and determined to strive for our personal best at all times and in the verbal feedback meeting the lead inspector reported that FGS is ‘on the cusp of outstanding’.
The ‘OFSTED Framework for Inspection’ is much harder these days and a number of schools have seen their grading drop in recent months. I can report that, even though the inspection criteria are now much tougher, we have still been judged as ‘good’ with outstanding features. ‘
Extract from the Chairman of Governors letter to parents.
Our Founding Principles
At FGS we inspire girls to discover their talents and fulfil their potential through our founding principles of aspiration, empowerment and excellence. These principles are at the heart of life at FGS, ensuring that each individual is able to achieve her personal best.
Aspiration, the first of our founding principles is vital in instilling in each girl the desire to be successful in her chosen field and to have high ambition for the future. Our highly qualified and dedicated staff team deliver rich experiences and opportunities that enable each girl to find and develop her talents. We work hard to ensure that she is aware of the opportunities available to her and that she is fully supported to achieve her goals. Our curriculum together with our wide and varied enrichment programme introduces girls to many new activities and is underpinned by a commitment to the development of self-confidence, self-worth and a love of learning.
Empowerment, the second of our founding principles, ensures that each girl is equipped with the skills and abilities she needs in order to achieve success. At FGS we believe that the empowerment of a young woman is the key to her future happiness and success, as well as to the future of our community and our society.
Excellence, our third founding principle, permeates our actions and drives ambition; the unlimited ability to do ordinary things extraordinarily well. Flixton girls are proud of their school and benefit from our deep commitment to traditional standards, courtesy and respect, leading to outstanding achievements and academic success.
At FGS we believe that each girl deserves the very best education and has limitless potential. We consider it our duty to help her to discover and fulfil that potential. We are privileged to guide each girl as we share with you the most enjoyable, challenging and exciting journey of her life; from girl to woman.
All in our school:
- Nurture ambition and recognise talent
- Develop abilities
- Respect and value each other
- Celebrate diversity and achievement
- Promote self-belief, confidence and a ‘can-do’ attitude
- Promote healthy lifestyles and participation in physical activity
- Provide stretch, challenge and support
- Encourage reflection
- Pursue and achieve excellence