Ethos of the Department

We aim to enable our girls to achieve the best possible results in public examinations, but we are equally concerned to promote an interest in the subject itself, making our girls conversant with all the skills offered by History, as well as providing them with the background necessary to an understanding of the world and its culture.

In our teaching we aim to ensure our girls understand the subject and enjoy learning about it by using the best of both modern and traditional methods and equipment.

Teaching Staff

Mr A Shaw (Head of Department)
Mrs J Newell
Mrs A Potts
​Mr O Shaw

Key Facts

  • The Department offers a wide range of courses spanning the Medieval, Early Modern and Modern Worlds
  • We are a richly resourced Department with impressive book and film libraries
  • All Department members are graduates of some of the country's leading research universities
  • The Department offers a wide range of field trips to its students in Britain, Europe and beyond
  • Departmental staff are involved in national policy making bodies for the teaching of History
  • A large number of girls go on to read History at top Universities