Kendrick School is an 11-18 selective girls’ school with academy status. Since 2003 Kendrick has enjoyed the benefits of being a specialist school in Science, Mathematics and Languages; this ethos of specialism is reflected across all subjects including English, the Arts and Humanities, Music and Drama, Computing and Technology. In February 2011 Kendrick became an Academy.
Over the years Kendrick has built and maintained an impressive record of the highest academic standards and achievements. It is now acknowledged as being amongst the very best state schools in the country. Kendrick is proud of its superb reputation and also the opportunities it affords its students to participate in an all round education where their thirst for knowledge and love of learning is nurtured in a secure and caring environment. Kendrick aims to celebrate and value the traditions of the past and the challenges of the future. The school combines the virtues of a traditional grammar school while confidently embracing modern approaches to teaching, learning, technology, management and leadership.
As an outstanding school, Kendrick seeks to work with other schools and organisations and to this end we have excellent relationships with secondary and primary schools within the local area and beyond. Kendrick actively pursues partnerships with educational establishments as well as with local businesses. These associations benefit the students of Kendrick and also enable us to share the good practice and opportunities we have with other schools and students in Reading. Currently Kendrick is a hub school in the Science Leadership Partnership in the South East of England and provides support and expertise to schools in the teaching of Science. Kendrick is also part of the Reading Teaching School with Churchend Primary School.
In its last five OFSTED inspections, Kendrick was graded an “outstanding” school. In its inspection in November 2022, OFSTED stated "Pupils and sixth formers are justly proud of their school community. They delight in their learning and truly excel here. One parent spoke for many when reflecting, ‘The school does a great job of creating well-rounded, kind, human beings who will hopefully go on to make the world a better place. The academic results are important of course, but far from the only focus.’ Inspectors totally agree.“
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The school is led by Headteacher, Ms Christine Kattirtzi.