Devonport High School for Girls

Devonport High School For Girls
Lyndhurst Road

Twitter: @DHSGnews

Telephone: (01752) 705024

An important part of our mission is to create successful, happy young women who have the skills to carry out leading roles in the world. As one of the UK’s 216 Specialist Language Colleges, we have gained a reputation for our strong international links, as well as academic excellence, which help launch our students on their chosen career paths.

As a state grammar school, DHSG dates back to 1908. In 2005, it was accorded its language college status, and has since won the British Council’s International School Award ISA four times as well as the accolade of being the Best Practice ISA School in 2015. We have forged links with 17 countries around the world, and in 2011 acquired Academy Trust status. The school has developed its entire curriculum around a global outlook and our students and teachers participate in a number of projects that encourage cross-country discussion and collaboration.

Alongside our language specialism, DHSG has a reputation for all-round academic excellence and has been recognised by The Telegraph’s school league tables and The Good Schools Guide as one of the best performing schools in the country. There is an emphasis on providing strong female role models in the form of teachers and guest speakers, particularly in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) subjects. We recognise that future success and empowerment, especially in traditionally male-dominated professions, requires us to provide those opportunities at school.

We have a thriving art, drama and PE departments, giving pupils the opportunity to explore a wide range of interests during their time at DHSG. And an active student executive committee which organises charity events throughout the year, raising thousands of pounds for good causes.

With our global outlook and excellence in languages, DHSG encourages strong communication skills, the celebration of diversity and an international perspective. Together with a first-rate all round education, I know that we have created a school that provides students with the skills and motivation to excel in whatever field they choose.

Lee Sargeant
Head Teacher

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