Ware Grammar School for Girls

Presdales School
Motto Bold in God
Established 1906
Type Academy
Headmistress Mrs J Robinson

Hoe Lane
SG12 9NX
England Coordinates: 51°48′11″N 0°01′51″W / 51.80297°N 0.03086°W / 51.80297; -0.03086

DfE number
DfE URN Ofsted Pre-academy reports
Students 1065
Gender Girls
Ages 11–19
Former name Ware Grammar School for Girls

Presdales School is a girls' secondary school with academy status, located in Ware, Hertfordshire in the East of England. The school also operates a coeducational sixth form, which welcomes both boys and girls from the age of 16-18. The current headmistress is Mrs J Robinson, who has held the post since 1987.


It was founded as Ware Grammar School for girls in 1906 at nearby Amwell House, and moved to its present site of Presdales House in 1964. It became a comprehensive in 1975.

It was awarded specialist college status three times by the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, namely as: a Language College, in 1995; an English and Music College, in 2003; and as a Mathematics & Computing College, in 2009 The school converted to academy status in April 2012.

Notable former pupils

Ware Grammar School for Girls

  • Kim Wilde - Singer/Songwriter
  • Baroness Tessa Blackstone of Stoke Newington - Life Peer (Labour), House of Lords
  • Ann Dummett (née Chesney), Director from 1984-7 of the Runnymede Trust
  • Fiona Harrison, Chief Executive of Liberty & Co.


External links

  • Presdales School official website
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