Saturday, 15 December 2018

Headmistress aims to be the very best

“I BELIEVE that to be the best, you need to know what the best looks like,”

“I BELIEVE that to be the best, you need to know what the best looks like,” says Julia Harrington, headmistress of Queen Anne’s School, one of the country’s leading independent schools for girls.

“We believe that learning is far more than just gathering information. Our brains can do amazing things if you know how to use them. There are no limits to learning, no need to curb curiosity and no ceiling to success.

“Girls throughout the school are able to recognise excellence and learn how to develop both the skills and the mindset to achieve it.”

Following on from the success of the school’s BrainCanDo conferences in March 2015, the Berkshire independent day and boarding school has recently twice been featured in The Sunday Times.

The first article, “Let it rock, girls, and fine-tune your learning”, focused on the innovative ways pupils use music to aid learning.

The second, “It wasn’t me, it was my teenage brain”, looks at the BrainCanDo: Life and Learning research the school is conducting, helping teenagers to understand why they behave the way they do and how to effectively harness that knowledge to boost their learning.

For more information on the Queen Anne’s BrainCanDo: Life and Learning Programme, please visit or email

Queen Anne’s School for girls aged 11 to 18 is located in Caversham.

Transport is available throughout Berkshire and Oxfordshire.

The next open morning at Queen Anne’s will take place on Saturday, May 9, from 9.30am. Please visit to reserve your place.

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