Head Teacher’s Welcome

May I take this opportunity to welcome you to Plashet School. Plashet School is a wonderful place to be. Our achievements demonstrate this, we achieved Leading Edge Status in September 2004 and we have since then shared our outstanding practice in the areas of Leadership and Management, Meeting the Needs of Gifted & Talented Students and School Ethos that Promotes High Achievement with other schools nationally.

When inspected by OFSTED in 2005 and again in March 2008 we were graded as outstanding – one of the very best schools in the country and included in OFSTED’s 2009 “Twelve outstanding secondary schools – Excelling against the odds” report. In 2008 our inspector commented “Plashet is a happy and harmonious place” and “Students’ achievement is outstanding because GCSE results are very high compared with the national average”. This is still the case with our summer 2016 GCSE examination results of 70% A*-C including English and Maths.. OFSTED visited again in November 2009 to undertake a survey inspection into the impact the links between our parents/carers and our school have on supporting and encouraging the achievement, well-being and personal development of our girls. They found the overall effectiveness of our engagement with parents and carers to be outstanding.

Our young women are offered a broad and balanced curriculum as well as a wide range of extra-curricular activities to enable them to advance their learning. Having achieved their full potential at Plashet the majority of our girls continue their learning in post-16 education. When they leave us they are confident, proud of their gender as well as their cultural and religious backgrounds and ready to grasp the opportunities that life beyond Plashet offers them.

I hope that the information you find within our website will give you a flavour of what learning at Plashet is all about. If you want to know more, contact us and we will be happy to arrange a visit for you.


Rachel McGowan
Head Teacher

Plashet School