Wimbledon High School
Merton, United Kingdom
About Wimbledon High School
Wimbledon High School GDST is a popular and academically very successful school.
We are a centre of excellence, demonstrating thought leadership and taking a lead in girls’ education. Our innovative pastoral programme, GROW, is at the core of what we do and what we offer: this is above all a friendly and happy school.
The first school to hold a ‘failure week’ back in 2012, we follow this up every year with initiatives to encourage risk-taking and resilience. The guru of GRIT, Angela Duckworth, visited Wimbledon High in 2016, and Steve Biddulph in 2017. We believe this ethos, together with an expansive co-curricular and partnerships programme, leads to unselfconscious students, comfortable in their own skin and highly active in all areas of school life, with student leaders organising annual Happiness Festivals and Clever Clogs conferences.
Academically, we have truly embraced cross-curricular learning, with two scientists in residence working across Juniors and Seniors to foster STEAM. The skills of problem solving, creativity and collaboration, together with the girls’ experiences of finding their voices and having their say, prepares them for what is likely to be an ever changing work environment and jobs which we cannot yet imagine. Our Year 13 stride out of WHS ready to take on the world and shake it up.
Our school aims:
Stepping in: we aim for every girl to feel known, supported, confident and able to shine at Wimbledon High.
Striding out: we aim for every girl to leave us prepared to shape the society in which she lives and works.
We will do this, across the school by:
· Encouraging resilience, independence and kindness
· Nurturing curiosity, scholarship and a sense of wonder
· Promoting excellent teaching and learning
· Running a broad, inspiring co-curricular programme