- Head Mr Paul Dwyer
With a history dating back to 1634, we understand how valuable single-sex education can be in giving girls a great start in life.
Supportive, inspirational staff, a progressive mind-set, excellent pastoral care and wide ranging opportunities, mean we develop inspirational young women, who are fully equipped for whatever path they choose in life.
Girls can join our Junior School from Year 3. Here they will discover their strengths, address their weaknesses and become curious and active learners.
Our warm, nurturing pastoral care combined with the expectation of positive attitudes, determination and achievement, help us develop confident young girls who are not afraid of failure.
Similarly, in the Senior School we prioritise the development of the whole girl. We provide breadth and depth of knowledge and experience, and actively promote international mindedness, to help our girls become the leaders of tomorrow.
Our academic record is excellent, and we are totally committed to seeing each and every girl fulfil their academic potential. Small class sizes, experienced teaching staff and a strong school work ethic all ensure the girls here perform extremely well.
We are also an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School, having achieved accreditation in 2008. Our Sixth Formers achieve world-beating IB Diploma results, alongside our established and successful A Level programme.
But we are so much more the sum of our exam results. The pastoral care here is outstanding. We have the experience and expertise that enables girls to thrive, and when they do face challenges we are right behind them, helping them through.
Opportunities extend far beyond the classroom with an extensive extra-curricular programme and first-class facilities that allow for excellence in sport, drama, art and music.
We also broaden horizons with a range of academic overseas trips, and for Sixth Form students we offer bespoke international leadership opportunities which fuel ambition, and often shape the girls’ future career choices.
The fact is, when girls join us they become a part of something that stays with them for life. We take great pride in seeing our students go on to succeed in their chosen fields. But most importantly, we delight in seeing the accomplished, positive and happy young women, who keep in touch with us as alumnae.
All of this, and more, is what makes us one of the finest schools in the country.
- Age range 7 - 18
- Day / Boarding Day
- Religious affiliation All faiths
- 14+ GCSE, IGCSE
- 16+ A Level, International Baccalaureate (IB), Extended Project Qualification (EPQ)
- Fees (per term) September 2019 - August 2020
- £3,420 per term
- £5,025 per term
- £5,025 per term
- Find out more about fees >
Bursaries & Scholarships
The unique founding origins of our school mean we can offer a number of fully and partially-funded places. Scholarships are available for entry into Years 7, 9, 10 and 12 for both internal and external candidates. They may also be considered for exceptional students entering at other stages.
We award a number of Academic Scholarships to the top-performing girls in the Year 7 and 9 entrance exam. All girls sitting the exam will automatically be considered for awards. No means-testing is involved. Internal students applying for Year 9 awards will be selected in light of their performance in the Year 8 summer term exams, practical assessments and interview.
We award Sports Scholarships to students who show significant potential in one of the school’s main sports. They are likely to already play at club and/or area level and have the potential to play at regional / national level.
We award a Year 7 and Year 9 Major Music Scholarship offering a discount of up to 50% off the general tuition fees. It may also include free tuition on up to two instruments in school. A Minor Music Scholarship covers the cost of tuition on up to two instruments in school and possibly also a reduction in the general tuition fees.
To be considered for these awards, Year 6 students applying should play to Associated Board Grade 4 (or equivalent) and Year 8 students applying should be at Grade 5/6 (or equivalent). However, they do not need to have passed any formal music exams as we assess potential as well as current level of performance.
As a broad guide, most bursaries offer up to 50% discount on the fees, although we do have two fully-funded places available each year.
The assessment of a family’s means takes parents’ income and the value of capital assets into consideration. More information on applying for a bursary is set out in the Bursary Policy.
Special awards (Year 7 only)
For those joining at Year 7, two 100% funded places are available.
In addition, the Head may also offer a discretionary award to girls joining Year 7 who excel in one area of the entrance exam, or who show particular potential.Find out more >
- Academic scholarships
- Art scholarships
- Bursaries for new entrants
- Hardship awards for existing pupils
- Music scholarships
- Sibling discounts
- Sixth Form scholarships
- Sport scholarships
Disclaimer: Data is provided by the school, the GSA is not responsible for inaccuracies.