Our new Scholars Programme was launched in November 2018 to replace the Summer School. We aim to recruit 15 girls for the first programme with a view to increasing numbers in subsequent years.
The aim is to work for a whole calendar year with able girls from local state schools who would be eligible for bursaries, to provide both an academic enrichment programme and preparation for entrance to selective schools (state or private).
This programme was established by the former Head of Lower School, and is coming to the end of its first cycle.
Five Saturday masterclasses involving an English and Maths class, followed by a longer session where a variety of different topics and subjects are explored in more depth (e.g. critical thinking, DT).
Four after school sessions involving an English and Maths lesson and some interview preparation.
All the sessions were run by teaching staff from CLSG, with the help of support staff where appropriate.
This is the first year of the programme in this format, so there is not currently any assessment data to indicate benefits.
Feedback will be gathered from the pupils and parents at the end of the cycle.
The programme is designed to support girls in Year 5 and the first term of Year 6.
This is an ongoing programme, involving a different group of pupils each calendar year.