Elizabeth Garrett Anderson School is a medium-sized comprehensive secondary school for girls in Islington, London, England is rated as 'Outstanding' by OFSTED in its most recent inspection report. It is named in honour of Elizabeth Garrett Anderson, the first woman to gain a medical qualification in the United Kingdom.
EGA’s buildings, which are located between King's Cross railway station and Angel tube station, are named after great women in history, such as Emily Brontë.
Starcross school was founded in 1928 as Starcross School and moved into the buildings made vacant by the 1965 closing of Risinghill School, which had opened in 1960, although a school has existed on the site since 1885 (further extended in 1899 )(originally Rising Hill Street School). Barnsbury Girls' School was created in 1934 on the site of an all age Victorian school in Barnsbury Park. Barnsbury & Starcross merged to form Elizabeth Garrett Anderson School in 1984.
In 2009, the school was visited by Michelle Obama, wife of the American president Barack Obama. During her visit she gave a speech about achieving regardless of your background and spoke about how much she had in common with the girls at the school. On 25 May 2011, during a state visit of the US president, she took a group of 37 pupils at the school to Oxford University for a presentation. In 2012, the First Lady invited a group of students from EGA to meet her in the White House.
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What an amazing woman!! Battled against adversity and sexism and won. If it wasn't for her determination and courage we would not have the number of female doctors we have today. A small place but..... more »
The gallery tells the story of the first woman to practise as a doctor in Britain, setting her struggle in the context of 19th and 20th century social and political history.The original Entrance Hall.... more »
This is an exciting development on Euston Rd, or should've been. But I think UNISON's attempt to frame this woman's esteemed career and life within the perspective of today's trade unionist's and... more »
** Please note, this is my second review, I noticed my previous review was deleted** Please I must stress, DO NOT SEND YOUR DAUGHTER HERE. She will be bullied. I was warned about sending my daughter here, but I didn't want to listen, now my daughter is paying the price. The girls are nasty, horrible and the teachers don't do nothing. The school itself looks lovely when you go for a tour, but don't be fooled. There is a high turn over of children who leave this school within months after starting, this in because they either struggle to fit in or they are being bullied. Please, I can't stress anymore. Try another school. They have ruined my daughters self-esteem.
I am currently a student at this school. From my perspective ega is a good school there are some downsizes but that is OK. The school have just changed the way the year is. The uniform is a wide option of choice and the timetable are pretty simple. The uniform below is for a Muslim lady including the ega headscarf. The lanyard colour depends on your year.
Bad school, they do not pick your calls or listen to your voicemail when your child is off sick. Teachers do not teach anything rather start arguments with students, Food Carteen and kitchen staff is extremely poor and unhygienic. They expect my daughter to eat rotten food that is off dated. Honestly why should my child waste penny on expensive food? This school need ofsted turnings up and be monitor. Shame on them.
good opportunities here but the teachers are awful and patronising
Friendly professional staff. Occasionally long waits to be seen but not a huge deal. Recommended.
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