Ethos

“The school fully meets its aim to give pupils an excellent grounding in academic essentials and ensure that leavers move on to the senior schools that are right for them.”

ISI Educational Quality Inspection - June 2019

W e believe our role is to enable each girl to be the best she can be. For some this will be in the academic sphere – perhaps by fostering and extending a love of science and providing ideas and teaching to extend this interest outside the curriculum. For others, this will be by developing their talents in the art room, drama studio or on the sports field. In every case, the girls will receive an excellent grounding in the academic essentials to provide the tools to enable creativity to flourish. We are proud of the excellent achievements of the girls and of the fact that they end up in the senior school that is right for them.

Everyone truly matters and our small class sizes mean that no-one will go unnoticed. All girls can receive the extension, support or encouragement to be braver and voice their ideas that they need.

Our school is built on trust and open communication between each other. We will at all times be honest with you and give you an insight into your daughter’s progress and the school’s routines and educational philosophies. We wish to encourage parents to be part of this open relationship. This team spirit enhances the work that we can do with the girls.

Reindeer Visit

Despite their busy schedule, we were very lucky to have a special visit from Santa’s reindeer today! All the girls were able to meet them and learn all about life at the North Pole!

Year 2 trip – Science Museum

As part of their topic on Space, our Year 2 girls recently visited the Science Museum! They visited the Space gallery and watched “Our Beautiful Planet 3D” in the IMAX, a fully immersive experience on board the International Space Station. They finished their day with...

Annual Prize Giving at Richmond Theatre

Today we were blessed to be able host our annual Prize Giving at Richmond Theatre for the first time in 3 years – a truly wonderful occasion to celebrate our OVS girls’ incredible achievements over the past 12 months and say farewell to our remarkable Year 6 girls. ...

Matilda Jnr

After weeks of hard work and rehearsals, our Year 6 girls performed their Leavers’ Play “Matilda Jnr” over two evenings at the Queen Charlotte’s theatre in the Richmond Adult Community College.  The girls excelled themselves with performances full of individual...

Year 6 Residential Trip to PGL Bawdsey Manor

Last week saw the return of our Upper School residential trips! Our Year 6 girls had a brilliant week at PGL Bawdsey Manor in Suffolk. They did many exciting activities including orienteering, climbing, archery and assault courses. In the evenings there were...

Buddy Easter Egg Hunt!

Our girls braved the cold weather this morning for their annual Buddy Easter Egg Hunt at Terrace Gardens. It was great to see so many chocolate smiles! 🐣🍫

Year 3 Spring Concert – The Lorax

Year 3 brought one of Dr Seuss’ most powerful stories to life for their Spring Concert this year, ‘The Lorax’. The story detailed a cautionary tale about our duty to protect our precious planet. The girls mastered the whimsical Seussical rhymes and sang their hearts...

Lights, Music, Action…ABBA!

Our Year 4 girls delivered an amazing performance on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings as they sang five of ABBA’s most popular hits from the seventies.  The stage was awash with colour, bling and smiles as the girls swayed and twirled their way through the songs.  Their...

Chinese New Year

This week our girls filled the corridors with their brightly coloured outfits as we celebrated Chinese New Year.  They had a fun filled day making paper lanterns, dragon puppets and calligraphy writing.  They were even treated to a delicious Chinese feast at...

Year 3 trip to the Science Museum

This week our Year 3 girls visited the London Science Museum. They explored Space, The Science City, Information Age and Mathematics exhibitions before engaging in the interactive Wonderlab! The girls thoroughly loved the hands on FUN science activities, which engaged...