|Headteacher||Mrs. F.C. Manning|
|DfE URN||117503 Tables|
|Colours||Navy blue and yellow|
|Website||Hitchin Girls' School.|
Hitchin Girls' School is a specialist science college with academy status in Hitchin, Hertfordshire, England. The school has 1030 students and is in a consortium for sixth form teaching with Hitchin Boys' School and the Priory School. It recently gained academy status. It is the tallest building in Hitchin.
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The school was founded in July 1889 by John Mattock, and was originally a boarding grammar school but is now a single sex comprehensive. It moved from Bancroft in the town centre to its present site in Highbury Road in 1908. Since 1960, there have been no more boarders. It was awarded specialist Science College status in 2004. The head teacher is Mrs Manning who replaced Mrs Edwards at the start of the 2007/8 academic year. In July 2011 it became an academy.
The school's traditions include form running, which takes place at the end of every term, and Founders Day.
The 2008 OFSTED report graded Hitchin Girls' School as a 'good school'.
The original Old Girls' Association was established in 1916 and disbanded in 1976. A new one was founded in 1989 as part of the school's centennial celebrations. It is a group of old student girls who left the school in past years. The consistently building group plans many events for the school and activities that are educational and held indoors during lessons yet also outdoor extra curricular activities that the girls thoroughly enjoy.
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