Pupils at a school in Rickmansworth are celebrating after their school achieved eight scholarships and one exhibition between them in the 11 plus exams.
This year’s cohort has secured highly sought after places at schools including Wycombe Abbey, St Helen’s School, St Margaret’s School, Royal Masonic School, St Albans High School for Girls, Tring Park School for Performing Arts, St Mary’s School, Sylvia Young Theatre School and Haberdashers’ Aske’s School for Girls. Scholarships have been awarded from Royal Masonic, St Albans, St Helen’s, St Mary’s and Northwood College. 40 per cent of pupils who applied to schools in the independent sector received scholarships.
Penny Woodcock, the Head, is so proud of all the girls and congratulated them and the staff.
She said: “At Charlotte House we celebrate each girl as an individual; we help them to find their strengths, persevere when they meet challenges and help them become confident, enthusiastic independent learners. As an outstanding prep school we take pride in helping our parents select the best secondary school perfectly suited to their daughters’ individual strengths and personalities. We then help the girls work towards gaining those places and support them through the whole process, achieving excellence for all. When they leave us they continue to soar for the stars and know they can succeed at anything with hard work and determination. ”
A parent commented: “We wanted to say thank you to the school as we’re really proud about our daughter’s calm attitude throughout this whole process and slightly bemused that she actually seemed to enjoy it! I have been commenting to friends that the Charlotte House girls really do have a ‘spark’ about them and I am sure this shines through in the interviews. Congratulations to the school – all the staff are really doing a fantastic job and my daughter will leave Charlotte House with the best gift we can hope for – the love of learning!”
Charlotte House is a small girls’ school, well-known in the area for its nurturing ethos and excellent hands-on curriculum. Girls receive specialist teaching in all subjects and enjoy a broad and exciting curriculum. Pupils are prepared for entry to a variety of prestigious schools in both the state and independent sectors and, more importantly, they are equipped to lead a happy, productive life.
“In a class of just 19 girls, nine awards is outstanding,” Miss Woodcock commented. “All the girls have taken the whole 11+ process in their stride and are now looking forward to their trip to France and performing a Shakespeare play next term.”