Headmistress’ Welcome

Welcome to Aylesbury High School

At AHS, the only girls’ grammar in North Buckinghamshire, we are incredibly proud of our students. Judged Ofsted Outstanding in December 2023, the report states: 

‘Pupils are, rightly, proud to attend this excellent school. They meet its exceptionally high expectations, excelling academically and flourishing into well-rounded individuals. Pupils love learning and embody the school’s values of ‘boundless aspiration, resilient bravery, curious engagement and selfless generosity’. They rise to high levels of challenge in lessons and are excited to learn more. Pupils develop remarkable independence and study skills through the very deliberate work of the school.’

At AHS, we are unashamedly ambitious for all students.  Our girls take centre stage, developing into uniquely talented young adults, who are independent, strong and confident for their futures.  Our focus is not only on what is learnt, but also on how it is learnt, which means that our students are encouraged to embrace every role and engage with many of the over 25 subjects that we offer and, as a result, they learn to trust in their own abilities.  Again, supported by Ofsted December 2023: 

‘A meticulously crafted curriculum ensures that pupils build new knowledge and skills at an impressive rate. Support for pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities is excellent.  Teachers’ subject knowledge is excellent and pupils achieve exceptionally highly. ’

We are a strong and thriving community which embraces diversity, where each individual is respected and cared for. Ofsted December 2023: 

‘This is a calm and joyful place. Pupils know that they are fortunate to attend this school. They love learning and demonstrate exceptional maturity in all lessons. Pupils are highly respectful of each other. Relationships between staff and pupils are warm and kind, which helps strengthen pupils’ exceedingly strong attitudes to learning.’

At AHS, we offer wide-ranging, dynamic co-curricular opportunities, which further enable our students to develop resilient bravery, curious engagement and selfless generosity.  With over 700 leadership opportunities for our student body, over 100 clubs and societies and over 70 trips each year, that travel to London, or Madrid, or Sri Lanka, students develop strong moral and social characters through the carefully delivered wider curriculum.

AHS is a place of leadership and teamwork, and a place where community and collaboration, innovation and self-efficacy flourish. We are educating our students to become global changemakers—the people we need to help solve the world’s biggest challenges.  Research shows that students at girls’ schools are inspired to become informed, engaged global citizens who lead with courage, competence, and empathy. It has proven that students from girls’ schools display stronger community involvement, greater cultural competency, and increased political engagement.  Research also shows that girls’ schools foster students’ voices and encourage students to exercise their voice at a young age; at AHS, students are encouraged and expected to speak their minds. With our valued and respected brother school, Aylesbury Grammar School (AGS), literally across the road, we are able to provide an unparalleled breadth of opportunities and experiences that allows our students to thrive.

Our students evidence our AHS values on a daily basis, they are our greatest ambassadors.  So, whilst our results speak for themselves, our students speak for us and we invite you to come and see this for yourself. We are a happy school, a busy school, an inclusive school where students can take risks without fear of failure, and we are a high-achieving school. We have boundless aspiration. 


Above all, we are a welcoming community – do come and visit us. 

Marieke Forster


Safeguarding Statement

  • Aylesbury High School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
  • The Designated Safeguarding Lead at Aylesbury High School is Mrs H Queralt,  Deputy Head Pastoral.
  • For more details, please see our full Safeguarding Statement here.