Penwortham Girls’ High School is reflecting on another year of success after receiving official confirmation of our superb GCSE results last summer. Our school has an enviable reputation in Lancashire, built around exceptional academic achievement and the calm, nurturing environment it provides. Penwortham Girls’ High School is the top performing non-selective community school in Lancashire, based on its Progress 8 score, with pupils from all abilities and backgrounds making stunning progress from their relative starting points. Once again, these results confirm the school’s ‘Outstanding’ status from Ofsted, which was awarded in 2014.
As well as its impressive academic achievements, PGHS has recently secured recognition for its work in providing high quality careers guidance. During our annual Futures Days, representatives from over 60 different local employers went on to deliver a range of interactive sessions, working alongside the students to fuel their ambitions and offer inspiration.
We are proud of the caring ethos in our school. Never has this been more evident in the extent and range of fundraising activities that have taken place recently. Staff and students worked together with the Soroptimists to raise funds to support the education of two girls in Swaziland. In fact, last year the school raised nearly £7000 for a range of local, national and international charities, and the girls and staff are aiming to beat this impressive total in the future.
More than anything, 2019 has demonstrated that PGHS most definitely has a proud past and a very bright future.
Mr J Ramsdale
Senior Assistant Headteacher