Howell's inspires and motivates students, fostering an appetite for lifelong learning and helping them acquire the skills for tackling a competitive and rapidly changing world.

Teaching throughout the Senior School stimulates and challenges, supporting each girl to develop the skills of:

  • Independence

  • Communication

  • Responsibility

  • Organisation

  • Motivation

  • Leadership

The Curriculum

Our teachers have a deep enthusiasm for their subjects and are committed to providing high-quality teaching which develops intellectually curious, self-motivated, enthusiastic young women with an enduring love of learning. Regular, constructive feedback between teacher and student, in all aspects of work and play, is at the heart of our success in allowing each girl to realise her true potential.

In Year 7, girls study separate Sciences, ICT, Humanities, Welsh, French and Spanish, Mathematics and English.

The Arts are integral, with Music, Drama, Art and Design and Product Design also studied. A healthy approach to life is nurtured through Physical Education and the Wellbeing Programme.

In Year 8, all girls choose two Modern Foreign Languages to continue to study, and they all take up Latin.

Years 10 and 11

In Year 10-11, most girls will take 10 GCSE subjects, including Mathematics, English Language and Literature; we believe in quality not quantity and the girls must have time for extracurricular activities as well as have time for themselves. We encourage girls to pursue a modern, broad and varied curriculum to ensure that each girl’s aspirations for the next stage of their education are supported.  A minimum of two Science GCSEs and at least one Modern Foreign Language is recommended, as well as a Humanity.


Useful Information:

GCSE Options Booklet

Key Stage 3 (Years 7-9) Curriculum Booklet

Awards Leaflet Year 7

Awards Leaflet Year 8

Year 7 Parental Booklet

Year 8-10 Parental Booklet


Young Leaders

Year 11 Option Choices FAQs


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Howell's School provides tremendous "value-added" in terms of public examination results, which are consistently higher than predicted in independent assessments.

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