- Head Alice Phillips
You want your daughter to achieve academically, but you want her to be intelligent in more ways – to be confident socially, to have a strong moral compass, to shape the world around her.
At St Catherine’s we support your daughter in building the intellect and character that will help her develop as a bright, confident and vibrant individual. At the heart of this is developing a sense of self-belief, that she can achieve whatever she is driven do to in life.
Art, Drama, Music and Sport flourish with enjoying outstanding on-site facilities including Sports Hall, indoor pool, impressive auditorium and extensive grounds. Extra-curricular opportunities abound with so many clubs and activities girls are never bored.
The highly successful House system ensures a friendly and supportive environment. Everyone, boarder or day girl, feels part of the whole. Boarding fosters a strong respect and care for others and gives girls the confidence to develop their independence and their own sense of style. The School opened in Spring 2021 a brand new boarding house and social space for the Sixth Form called The 6.
The advantages of girls’ schools are legion –girls achieve better examination results and also have more leadership opportunities. Girls are more likely to continue the STEM subjects at A level than in mixed schools. The St Catherine’s Association comprising thousands of alumnae, parents, and friends of the School gives the girls access to invaluable careers’ advice and opportunities for work experience.
Academic results place us comfortably in the premier girls’ independent boarding schools in the UK. The curriculum is designed to ensure it has breadth and variety. Our very impressive Destinations of Leavers’ data is testament to the excellent outcomes at A Level, enabling our Sixth Formers to go to their chosen universities, in the UK and worldwide, and feel well prepared to take on new challenges.
The Anniversary Halls sports and performing arts complex houses a multi-function sports hall and professional dance studio as well as a superb auditorium for concerts and theatrical productions. Girls can choose from around 15 different sports which they can commit to and enjoy at their own level. Numerous choirs, Wind Band, String Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra, Concert Band, Jazz Band, and Brass Ensemble represent some of the musical groups girls enjoy. Musicians benefit from superb acoustics and a full orchestra pit. Girls can master skills in stage design, lighting and sound. They enjoy learning ballet, jazz, tap and modern dance in St Catherine’s professional dance school. Art, Chess, Debating, Sailing, Equestrianism, Young Enterprise, community projects, Charity fund-raising and The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme feature in a long list of extra-curricular activities.
A warm welcome awaits you.
- Age range 4 - 18
Day / Boarding
- Full Boarding
- Weekly Boarding
- Religious affiliation Church of England
- 14+ GCSE, IGCSE
- 16+ A Level
- Fees (per term) September 2022 - July 2023
- Prep/Junior: £3,450 - £5,760 per term
- £6,975 - £11,660 per term
- £6,975 - £11,660 per term
- Find out more about fees >
Bursaries & Scholarships
St Catherine’s offers a number of means-tested places to girls at age 7 (Year 3), age 11 (Year 7) and at Sixth Form. Help can be provided up to 100% of the fees. We also cover essential extras such as uniform, iPad, trips, music tuition and The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme etc. Help with fees is provided by the school and by generous individuals who choose to support girls’ education through the Bursary Fund.
Applicants will be asked to share information, in confidence, about their finances with the Business Manager. The School have a Bursary Awards Committee that will then if we can help with fees and how much support we could give. The % of help with fees will be determined by the analysis of your finances and should help with fees be offered this process will be repeated annually.
Any offer of help with fees would be subject to parent/guardian attendance at an Open Morning, the candidate passing the School’s Entrance Exam and a home visit.
At 11+ there are four academic Scholarhips based on results in the 11+ Entrance examination in Year 11 and Sixth Form – we offer a number of internal academic scholarships based on school examination results at end of Y10 and a rigorous panel interview.
Sixth Form – there are a number of scholarships available for current students and up to three external academic, Art/Textiles and Music scholarships of up to 20% of fees awarded at the discretion of the Headmistress.Find out more >
- Academic scholarships
- All Rounder awards
- Art scholarships
- Bursaries for new entrants
- Hardship awards for existing pupils
- Lump-sum payment discounts
- Music scholarships
- Sibling discounts
- Sixth Form scholarships
- Sport scholarships
Disclaimer: Data is provided by the school, the GSA is not responsible for inaccuracies.