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Welcome to Devonport High School for Girls

I consider myself very lucky to be the Head Teacher at Devonport High School for Girls. The students here are filled with enthusiasm and passion for learning; they display a caring attitude towards each other and a determination to achieve.

I believe the key to our success is our ability to inspire young minds by providing an exciting, challenging and supportive educational environment, which offers innovative teaching methods and encourages creativity. We provide a wide range of exciting extra-curricular and enriching learning opportunities, which means that we can develop the skills, talents and potential of the whole person.

The commitment of our teaching staff, support staff and governors drives our continued progress.

Our purpose is to make sure that our students leave our school as happy, active, independent learners, who are enterprising, articulate, confident young people, whose achievements, both in and outside school, are recognized and valued.

DHSG is a Specialist Languages College and Leading Edge School which was founded in 1908. We are proud of our history, but our main focus is looking to the future. In our aim of providing the best educational opportunities today, we believe that our students leave us equipped to go out into the world of the 21st Century ready to make a difference.

Choosing the right school for your daughter is a difficult yet crucial decision and I would encourage you to come and see for yourselves just what we have to offer. I look forward to meeting you and your daughter, and working closely with you in the future.

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Mission statement

At Devonport High School for Girls our mission is to offer a challenging and enriching educational experience, which enables our students to develop their curiosity, confidence and aspirations, so that they leave us equipped to enjoy life in a global society.


We encourage our students to:

  • have high aspirations
  • appreciate that taking risks and making mistakes develops resilience
  • become confident independent learners with inquiring minds
  • understand that the process of overcoming challenges fuels creativity
  • recognise that learning is an active, collaborative and lifelong process
  • develop both self-discipline and self-awareness
  • respect and value each other’s differences, beliefs, opinions and ideas
  • play an active and caring role within the school and local communities
  • seek and embrace opportunities
  • maintain a healthy lifestyle
  • develop into highly motivated global citizens
  • be happy in themselves and enjoy an optimistic outlook

The school mission statement and ethos have been developed in consultation with representatives from Governors, Parents/Carers, students, support staff and teachers.

Facilities available

At Devonport High School for Girls, as part of our links to the local and wider community we are pleased to offer a range of venues and facilities available for hire for events, parties, meetings and sporting activities after 5pm on weekdays during term time and during the day at weekends and school holidays.

During the summer we have tennis courts available for hire and in the autumn we have outdoor netball and basketball courts to hire.

How to apply

If you want to apply for courses, you will need to contact Devonport High School for Girls directly.

Last updated date: 12 May 2017

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