The Crest Girls' Academy

Welcome to The Crest Girls’ Academy

Students have a clear understanding of right and wrong and a strong sense of community.

(Ofsted 2011)

The Crest Girls' AcademyAll girls are different; they each have their unique needs, talents, ambitions and potential.

We believe that good schools bring out the best in every individual child in their care. At The Crest Girls’ Academy we aim to work with every child as an individual. Your daughter will have her unique needs addressed, her talent nurtured and her personal ambitions developed. Crest Girls are known, valued and understood. They are nurtured to value effort and hard work. They are achievers who become successful young women.

As an Academy we have many responsibilities towards the girls in our care. Perhaps the greatest is to ensure that each girl graduating from The Crest Girls’ Academy has opportunities and choices for her own future. These might be choices of university or work; they might be choices of how or where to live. With our guidance and your support as parents, these choices will be informed, sensible and achievable.


Above all, girls leaving our Academy will have an understanding of the breadth, depth and diversity of opportunity open to them. The Crest Girls’ Academy will help girls to acquire the skills and qualifications they need to realise opportunities. They will also be encouraged to understand the responsibilities all of us have to ourselves and the communities we live and work in.

The Crest Girls’ Academy offers single sex education up to the age of 16. Our girls then join the highly successful and growing Crest Sixth Form. From here students have gained university places across the country including Cambridge University, King’s College London, Queen Mary’s London, the School of Oriental and African Studies and the University of London.

We hope you find this brochure and the accompanying prospectus of interest. Please visit us to find out more, and to hear about the changes that are taking place at The Crest Girls’ Academy.




Phil Hearne.
Executive Principal
The Crest Academies




Welcome From Our Sponsor

A unique offer for Brent. As families you want the best for your daughter. At The Crest Girls’ Academy so do we.

As the Academy’s sponsor, E-ACT’s ethos is based on high aspirations, expectations and achievements. The sponsor’s vision is to support The Crest Girls’ Academy to become an outstanding place of education within an inclusive ethos that promotes tolerance and respect for others. This will be characterised by diversity, equality and excellence. E-ACT’s expectations are that students will develop into citizens who actively contribute towards the building of cohesive and peaceful communities and are able to represent themselves confidently in all aspects of public life.

2intThe Crest Girls’ Academy will provide innovative and personalised learning opportunities to ensure that all students learn effectively and achieve their maximum potential. E-ACT will promote the continuing development of proven best practice in teaching approaches to be at the forefront of the Academy’s drive for excellence, enhancing the current focus on raising educational standards. This will include flexible and original approaches to curriculum delivery in response to identified needs and initiatives.



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The Crest Girls’ Academy will expect students to support the principles that underpin social cohesion and be given the freedom and flexibility to succeed. In particular, there will be an expectation of high standards of behaviour, attendance, punctuality and commitment. There will be opportunities for students to assume increasing responsibility for aspects of the Academy and to participate in its ongoing development through effective ‘Student Voice’ strategies. The Academy will actively encourage and support students to aspire to higher education through a range of opportunities, including bursaries and involvement in university activities.

E-ACT’s formal links with the local and national universities, particularly Brunel University, will help to support an ethos of high aspirations and ambition in students.  The Crest Girls’ Academy will mobilise the active involvement of the business community through the sponsor’s network of local and national connections so that young people are able to gain full access to employment.

The Crest Girls’ Academy will also be supported by a strategic learning partnership with Highgate School, a local independent school. Enterprise activities will underpin all aspects of learning, and help to develop students’ thinking, problem-solving and life skills. Access to a comprehensive programme of careers education and guidance, pastoral care, professional mentoring and personal, health and citizenship education will complement students’ academic study.



Why a Girls’ School in the 21st Century?


Crest Girls' Academy

At The Crest Girls’ Academy we offer a unique learning environment for your daughter. 

  We are determined that your daughter is successful. To ensure this, we offer a single sex environment in which she can flourish.

Schools that educate only girls have some powerful advantages over schools that serve both girls and boys. Girls’ schools are able to develop their resources and their teaching with one clear focus - to meet the educational needs of girls.

As a girls’ Academy we create a stimulating and safe learning environment that encourages full participation by girls in all activities. We provide an environment in which our girls are given the space, opportunities and support to develop at their own pace. The girls-only setting helps teachers to teach in a way that brings out the best in each student. This is a huge benefit to their academic development.

With only their fellow girls in the classroom, students have the space in which their intellectual, creative and personal confidence can blossom. There is a tremendous freedom for girls to be themselves and explore the opportunities available for them.



  What does the research tell us?
  • Most teachers find greater participation in lessons and increased student confidence where boys and girls are taught separately.
  • Girls in girls-only schools make more progress than girls in co-educational schools.
  • Girls who attend girls’ schools go on to earn more than those from mixed schools.

The Crest Girls’ Academy knows girls. It has high expectations of them and they respond with high achievement. It values their individuality and they learn to value each other. The Academy values and nurtures their leadership potential and they rise to become leaders.



Confident and Respectful

Confident and Respectful

It is our responsibility to ensure that each girl feels secure and happy at the Academy. We do not accept bullying or discrimination. Bad behaviour, that disrupts the capacity of other students to learn and enjoy their time at the Academy, is not tolerated.


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Academy Sponsor: E-ACT