Kendrick School is a high achieving selective school for girls aged 11 to 18 located in Reading, Berkshire. It is acknowledged as being amongst the very best state schools in the country.
In all its OFSTED inspections, Kendrick was graded an “outstanding” school.
The school is led by Headteacher, Ms Christine Kattirtzi.
The OFSTED report from 8/9 November 2022 can be found here.
Pupils and sixth formers are justly proud of their school community. They delight in their learning and truly excel here. One parent spoke for many when reflecting, ‘The school does a great job of creating well-rounded, kind, human beings who will hopefully go on to make the world a better place. The academic results are important of course, but far from the only focus.’ Inspectors totally agree.
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Chinyere Adah Nwanoku OBE was born in London in June 1956. She was a student at Kendrick School. She is a double bass player and professor of Historical Double Bass Studies at the Royal Academy of Music. She was a founder member and principal bassist of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, a position she held for 30 years. Of Nigerian and Irish descent, she is the founder and Artistic Director of the Chineke! Orchestra. The Chineke! Orchestra the first professional orchestra & junior orchestra in Europe to be made up of a majority of black and minority ethnic musicians.
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Jane is a director of Principle Consulting, a social enterprise that supports charities to campaign for government policy changes that will help their beneficiaries.
Jennifer attended Kendrick School from 2000 – 2007, serving on the Head Girl Team. She remains in close contact with many of her Kendrick friends to this day. Following her A-Levels, Jennifer read Law at the University of Bristol. In her time at the University of Bristol, Jennifer was on the leadership team for the University of Bristol Law Clinic, providing a pro-bono legal advice service for vulnerable individuals without access to justice in the Bristol area.