City of London School for Girls

Situated in the heart of the Barbican, City beats with the cultural energy and ambition of London and the world beyond, through international school partnerships, exchanges, digital learning and with a diverse pupil body from every corner of the world.

We provide an outstanding education to able girls from all backgrounds, cultures and faiths.

Our culture is informed by our commitment to professional learning and research, our pastoral support and innovation, and our girl-led co-curricular energy. It is also defined by the enthusiasm of staff and girls, their diversity and inclusivity, and their happy, unpretentious wit and fun; these too course through the concrete here.

We relish all the benefits of our unique location in the Barbican’s Arts and Cultural hub: our immediate access to world-class galleries, theatres and concert-halls, being in the core of the world’s financial centre and hosting great numbers of eminent guest speakers. We understand the privilege and potential of our lives and share it, building collaborations with sustained impact on our wider communities. Our partners in the City, City of London School, the City Corporation family of schools, livery companies and local businesses in the City create an unparalleled range and quality of extra-curricular opportunity and community service for our pupils.

Our three school values are respect, responsibility and resourcefulness. Respect for self, others and our environment; Responsibility for our own independent learning and development, our actions and words; and Resourcefulness, which includes resilience, courage, creativity and aspiration.

This is an intellectually exciting place, grounded and great fun. We are cosmopolitan, drawing pupils from a wide geographical area and offering significant numbers of means-tested bursaries. Our excellent pastoral care translates into happy, thoughtful and unaffected girls, who respect each other and love their school. City Girls are proud of their learning and of themselves.

Academic yet unstuffy, modern yet acutely aware of its history, diverse yet with a strong sense of identity, our school defies easy categorisation. This is best demonstrated by our unique geography, nestled between the brutalist Barbican and looming Roman walls. Ours is an intellectually edgy, unassuming and unpretentious environment, unshackled by tradition, and imbued with a relaxed excellence. This is a refreshing and modern place in which to learn.

Essentials

  • Head Jenny Brown
  • Jenny Brown
  • Age range 7 - 18
  • Day / Boarding Day
  • Religious affiliation Non-denominational
  • Exams
  • 14+ GCSE, IGCSE
  • 16+ A Level, Extended Project Qualification (EPQ)
  • Fees (per term) September 2019 - December 2020
  • Prep/Junior School
    • £6,404 per term
  • Senior School
    • £6,404 per term
  • Sixth Form
    • £6,404 per term
  • Find out more about fees >
  • Exams
    • Exams
    • 14+ GCSE, IGCSE
    • 16+ A Level, Extended Project Qualification (EPQ)
  • Fees (per term)
    • Fees (per term) September 2019 - December 2020
    • Prep/Junior School
      • £6,404 per term
    • Senior School
      • £6,404 per term
    • Sixth Form
      • £6,404 per term
    • Find out more about fees >

Bursaries & Scholarships

We believe that City’s vast range of educational opportunities must be open to girls who will benefit most from learning here, not just those who can afford the fees.

We are committed to providing school places to girls regardless of financial means, and offer bursaries and scholarships for entry into Year 7 (11+) and Year 12 (16+) to families who might not initially consider City for their daughter for financial reasons. Over 20% of our Senior School girls currently receive some form of financial assistance, whether a small scholarship or a full fee bursary.

Bursary awards range from smaller awards of 20% right up to 100% (full fee) awards. These awards are all means tested. Although we do not offer Academic scholarships, we do provide small scholarships in Music, Drama, Sports and Art.

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Scholarships & Bursaries offered
  • Art scholarships
  • Bursaries for new entrants
  • Hardship awards for existing pupils
  • Music scholarships
  • Sport scholarships

Disclaimer: Data is provided by the school, the GSA is not responsible for inaccuracies.

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