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A Specialist Arts Academy


“Baylis Court School is a wonderful school.” LEAH, year 8 student


WELCOME Your choice of school is one of the most important decisions you will make, and nothing is more important to us than the welfare, happiness and progress of your daughter. Our values of aspiration and achievement, personal responsibility, self-discipline and mutual respect are evident in all our work, and results in young women who develop and grow as independent resourceful and resilient individuals. This is encapsulated in our school motto ‘Inspiring the Girls’ of today to be the leaders of tomorrow’ We are a school with a strong family ethos, where each girl encounters stimulating and intellectual challenges, whilst receiving the very best care and guidance. This ensures all our girls are successful in a happy, enriched environment – and where they learn to the best of their ability. We provide an invigorating environment, in which, our girls can blossom and thrive, and where their distinct qualities are developed until each one is ready for the challenges of adult life. We have created an atmosphere where positive challenges are provided for all. At Baylis Court we endeavour to be outstanding at learning because we truly believe learning

improves lives. We have a reputation for success and are proud to see our girls leave as successful, confident young women. Baylis Court offers an excellent education. Great emphasis is placed on strong subject teaching and our success is demonstrated by the consistently high pass rate at GCSE and A Level. Our commitment is that, working in partnership with you, we can ensure your daughter gets the best possible start in life. Our home-school partnerships are very strong. For the girls to maximise their potential, it is vital that parents, and the school, work together and there are many opportunities, formal and informal, for dialogue.


Achieving Success Effective teaching and learning are at the heart of our school. Our teachers enjoy teaching and aim to give students a love of learning. Our curriculum and learning environment encourage lifelong learners with a keen interest in the world and their significant role in it. It is our caring environment that enables a very smooth transition from primary to secondary school. All girls are visited in their primary schools and, along with Taster Days and Welcome Evenings, our Year 7, and their parents, feel very comfortable in the school, even before they have started.

English, Mathematics and Science are all successful subjects at Baylis Court. Performing Arts is particularly strong, with many exceptionally high achieving students in Art, Drama and Music. Languages are another high performing area which supports a large proportion of students studying a language other than English. In addition, our students learn about the world and their contribution to it through a variety of subjects, particularly Humanities. At the end of Year 11, many of our girls progress into our successful Sixth Form which offers an extensive range of high quality courses.

“The monitoring of teaching, planning and pupils’ exercise books is rigorous and results in improvements which lead to higher standards.” OFSTED


Outstanding Opportunities Life at Baylis Court is always busy and exciting. All girls are presented with extensive enrichment programmes, which include sporting activities, the Duke of Edinburgh Award, Educational visits in the UK and Europe, Music ensembles, Charity work - the variety is endless. Girls also participate in a large number of performance events showcasing Dance, Music and Drama productions, Sports Day and Theatre trips. Our student leadership programmes encourage the girls to take responsibility and participate in the decision making process of the school.

Every girl in the school has the chance to participate actively in the life of the school. Students present assemblies, perform at school and in the community, fundraise for charity and host school events. Our role is to educate tomorrow’s women to be confident, articulate and able to discuss and debate intelligently. Through a range of activities and opportunities, girls are helped to develop their leadership qualities, their sense of community and global responsibility as citizens.

“Because of the excellent curriculum offered by the school, girls benefit from a wide range of subjects, extra-curricular clubs, educational visits and enrichment activities.” OFSTED


Tomorrow’s Leaders The school Motto, ‘Inspiring the girls of today to become leaders of tomorrow’ underpins all the school’s work. Every girl is expected, encouraged and supported to achieve her very best academically. Our girls work with enthusiasm and interest in the classroom where there is a calm atmosphere suitable for learning. Our outstanding curriculum ensures that all girls are equipped to continue their education, having achieved the best possible examination results in a wide range of subjects.

Our girls are motivated and full of energy. Within our supportive school community, girls develop their confident to try new things and to test their abilities. Our girls display a wide range of talents and we owe it to them to provide every opportunity to achieve success.


“Your work in developing the future economic well-being of students in your school is outstanding.� OFSTED


Confidence & Support Our students are supported and challenged at every stage of their journey through school. This builds their confidence and extends their learning. Each student has a personal Tutor who meets them regularly and gives support and guidance. Heads of Learning play a key role in monitoring every student’s progress and ensuring that appropriate programmes are in place. A student planner, weekly newsletter and website support communication between home and school. Parents are encouraged to be involved in their daughter’s journey through the school.

All of our students receive individual careers guidance and advice. We help them with the important decisions they face about their future. Whatever their chosen path, we support and guide in every way we can.


“Teaching is excellent because it takes account of the different learning styles of the girls... All students develop a very high level of self-confidence� OFSTED


Inspiring the Girls of Today to become Leaders of Tomorrow

Baylis Court School Gloucester Avenue, Slough, Buckinghamshire, SL1 3AH Telephone: 01753 531760 Fax: 01753 553719 Email: office@bayliscourt.slough.sch.uk

www.bayliscourt.slough.sch.uk

Baylis court prospectus 2013-2014  

Baylis court School (A specialist Arts academy) prospectus.

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