Headteacher's Welcome

As Headteacher of Kesteven and Grantham Girls' School it is my privilege to welcome you to our school in addition to giving a brief introduction.

At KGGS, we are ambitious for all our learners. Our curriculum is knowledge-based to inspire our students. It is rich and ambitious to challenge them; and it is engaging and broad to enable them to achieve well.

This is under-pinned by our core values of compassion, teamwork, respect, integrity and resilience, which allow us to help nurture and support our students, enabling them to pursue and strive for the highest standards they can achieve in both their formalised and wider curriculum activities.

Our school motto, when translated from Latin reads, From This Place Draw True Inspiration. Day-to-day, this means we hope that all members of our school community will inspire, challenge, and achieve well, as they take part in and embrace all that KGGS has to offer.

By offering a curriculum that is in line with the National Curriculum, but when appropriate, also goes beyond it, we seek to ensure all our learners - regardless of their abilities, talents, and needs - secure the knowledge and cultural capital they need to become global citizens who can exercise choice over their futures; and succeed in life.

We are a selective academy in Lincolnshire, bordering the counties of Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire and Rutland. We have provided a first class education to local girls for over a century, opening in 1910. We deliver a traditional approach to education, focussed on classroom learning and self-directed study, encouraging and enabling our students to achieve their full potential. Our House system encourages girls to work with each other and develop their leadership and co-operation. Our excellent House Pantomime, House Choir and House Dance competitions all highlight how impressive our students are: wholly self-organised, highly motivated, respectful and respected.

The historic centre of the school has been maintained and retains its impressive façade, as does the Sixth Form centre in Harrowby House with the school now accommodating 1200+ students.
The staff continually strive to bring out the best in the students, both academically and through a wide range of extra-curricular activities. We have exchange programmes in place with French, German, and Japanese schools; offer Duke of Edinburgh award scheme; regularly compete at national level in a diverse range of extra-curricular activities and present regular musical, choral and dramatic presentations throughout the year. Many of our pupils perform in sport at county, regional, national and some at international level.

This breadth of life experience is the finest gift we have to offer your daughter, and we are privileged to be in a position to do so. If you have any questions or require further information please do not hesitate to contact us here at school.

James Fuller - Headteacher