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Kesteven and Grantham Girls' School (KGGS) is a grammar school for girls in Granthammarker, Lincolnshiremarker, established in 1910. It has over 1000 pupils ranging from ages 11-18, with its own sixth form based on site in the Harrowby House building. The pupils are sorted into six houses within the school, named after famous female writers and poets: Austen, Bronte, Browning, Eliot, Potter, and Rossetti.

The school operates in conjunction with the nearby boys' school, The King's Schoolmarker and many students take lessons there at A Level. The school holds dual specialist Language College and Science College status, as well as being highly credited for its achievement in mathematics.

The school offers exchange programmes to Germany, France and Japan, with many girls undertaking one of these opportunities each year. The school's connection with Minami High School, Fukushima, Japanmarker involves a group of Japanese students visiting Grantham each year.

The House System and Forms

New students are sorted into houses on their induction day at KGGS, with one form of students representing each house. The houses each have different colours (Austen-Purple, Potter-Green, Rossetti-Red, Bronte-White, Browning-Brown and Eliot-Yellow) and are headed by two Year 13 House Captains and two Year 12 House Deputies. The houses were looked after by three Year 13 House Secretaries and Hamish Macmillian who has now retired. House events include Sports Day, House Panto, House Choir, Public Speaking, General Knowledge Quiz, Christmas Cards, Year 8 Dance and Year 7 Sweet-Making. Events such as House Panto and House Choir have an important place in the school's calendar each year.House assemblies are held each term, so the House Captains can inform students of news, plans and ideas surrounding house events, and also to encourage pupils to participate in the activities.

Within each form, there is a form captain (and sometimes a deputy), two school council members and two charity representitives. Charity events ranging from cake-stalls to non-uniform days are organised by forms in order to raise money for good causes. Large amounts of money are raised within the school each year, with the total announced in an assembly at the end of the school year, and a trophy being given to the form who raises the most. The school council discusses matters and act in order to improve the school and its community. Form captains deal with problems and represent the form.

Notable Alumnae


KGGS has many sports teams and sports-women. Some students are 3rd and 4th in the country.Support sessions are held for each subject for students who are struggling.Many teachers hold GCSE, AS or A-level revision sessions at lunchtimes or after school.The Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme is popular throughout the school.The school has an on/off magazine.6th Form participate in a range of activities during Wednesday afternoons, when they have no lessons.

KGGS holds classes that are open to the public, e.g. GCSE Statistics, Digital Imaging, AS Science in Society.

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