The Frances Bardsley Academy for Girls
Havering, United Kingdom
About The Frances Bardsley Academy for Girls
The Frances Bardsley Academy for Girls is a non-denominational academy secondary school and sixth form for girls aged between 11 and 18. It is located in Romford in the borough of Havering, London. The number of pupils is approximately 1,300.
The school was established in 1906 by Frances Bardsley with the aim of providing free education to the local girls. Formerly across two different sites until 2003, it became The Frances Bardsley School for Girls in 1972 and converted to academy status in 2012.
Values and vision
The four key values of The Frances Bardsley Academy for Girls are “Tradition, Innovation, Community and Achievement” and these drive the school's vision of a proficient and balanced teaching environment.
The school encourages its students to be articulate, reflective, resilient, creative and self aware and promotes these qualities through its "Perspectives" lessons. It has an ethos of teaching its pupils how to be well rounded and respectful while at the same time providing a high level of education through engaging and well planned lessons.
“The academy is orderly and calm. Pupils say that there is very little or no bullying and that they feel safe at the academy. Pupils behave well in lessons and around the academy site. They are polite and welcoming to visitors. Pupils treat the academy environment with respect.”
“The quality of teaching and assessment continues to be good because teachers plan interesting lessons. Teachers generally give clear feedback on pupils’ work which helps pupils to improve. Pupils know their targets and the work in their books shows that they make good progress.”