They have an induction afternoon where the girls go in and meet their buddies (year
, try and lesson and look around. They then do them an afternoon tea and the parents join them about 5pm to buy part of the uniform e.g. PE kit and take a look around. They also do netball and hockey training after school for a few weeks in may/june and my daughter really enjoyed these as she got to meet some of her classmates. They put them in forms according to surname so your daughter will be able to find girls that will be in her form by their surname.
My daughter has absolutely thrived there. She came from a very small mediocre primary school and I was worried she would struggle but the opposite is true. She has made great friends, enjoys the lessons (which are very interactive in terms of the girls doing the talking, debating presenting etc) and has been involved in various shows etc. The teachers are very nice and seem to have a very good relationship with the girls. They very much believe in the girls being independent and expressing themselves. I must admit, I was a bit surprised that she wasn't overloaded with homework in year 7 as the general opinion of people is that because it is a successful school they pressurise the girls with work. This is not true (although they do step up the homework in year
. I am sure your daughter will be very happy there.