School for Girls
:-Rhinwedd o Flaen Clod)
This is a Free School, no
charge being made for tuition, books, stationery or games. Season
tickets are provided for pupils who are obliged to travel by train to
reach the School. Number of Pupils, about 300.
Pupils desiring to enter
the School must sit the entrance examination held annually in June,
unless they have attended a Secondary School outside the Borough, when
they will be examined by the Head Mistress.
Pupils whose parents are
not ratepayers, or resident in the Borough, may be admitted on payment
of fees to be fixed by the Governing Body.
Pupils admitted to the
School are expected to remain for Four Years, and parents are required
to sign an agreement to that effect.
Each pupil must wear the School-hatband, and provide herself with a
gymnasium dress, slippers, and indoor shoes.
9.30 to 12.45; 2.30 to
4.45. Saturday is a whole holiday
The School year begins in
September, and is divided into three
about thirteen weeks in length.
The School is
situated in a large park. The premises consist of twelve commodious
Classrooms, Laboratories, Art Room, Lecture Room, Gymnasium and Dressing
Room, Laundry, Typing Room, Dining Room and Assembly Hall. The whole
building has polished floors, and is lighted by electricity and heated
by means of hot water pipes and radiators. Each pupil has a separate
desk and ample Cloakroom accommodation. Adjoining the School there is
an asphalt playground, a covered playground, a playing field and a large
Aim and Curriculum:
The object of
the School is to provide a liberal and useful education for girls
between the ages of 12 and 18. The School is not intended for girls
who wish to leave before the age of sixteen. During the first two years
every pupil must follow a general course of study. In the third year a
pupil may begin to specialise and can pursue one of the following
to prepare for entering the Universities or
Training Colleges, or for taking up one of the professions. An
Examination of Matriculation standard may be taken at the end of the
fourth year. Special facilities are given for the preliminary training
Course: to prepare for becoming secretaries,
clerks, or for entering certain branches of the Civil Service, or
business life. This course includes Shorthand, Typewriting,
Domestic Course: to prepare for becoming teachers of Domestic
Subjects, cooks, matrons, housekeepers, dressmakers, &c.
Instruction is given in the following subjects:- English Language
and Literature, History, Geography, French, Welsh, Latin, Mathematics,
General Elementary Science, Nature Study (with Gardening), Chemistry,
Botany, Drawing, Painting, Physical Exercises, Class Singing, Theory of
Music, Cookery, Laundry, Housewifery, Plain Needlework (including
Dressmaking) Hygiene, Scripture (subject to the Conscience Clause),
Book-keeping, Shorthand, Typewriting, Business Methods.
form part of the School
time-table, provision being made for Hockey and Netball in Winter, and
Netball and Tennis in Summer.
School Sports are held annually.
Dinners: Hot dinners consisting of two courses are provided at the School for 1/3
per week, payable in advance. Milk or cocoa can be obtained during
recreation time or the dinner hour.
The School has a
Debating Society , an Expedition Club, Games Club, Magazine,
Library, and on Old Girl’s Association.
Parents are asked to sign each week a homework time slip. As
progress depends largely on regular attendance parents are urged not to
allow their children to absent themselves from School except in cases of
necessity when a letter, signed by a parent, should be sent to the Head
Mistress explaining the absence. A Medical Certificate must be sent to
the Head Mistress for an absence of more than three days on account of