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An inspiring, enlightened and rigorously challenging education in a lively, vibrant and warmly supportive environment: this is the vibrant culture of our Senior School.  We celebrate diversity and draw strength from our rich social and cultural mix. Our pupils are motivated to discover their own passions and strengths across the broadest spectrum of activity. Above all, ours is a ‘family’ school, one in which pupils are not only successful, but also well-adjusted and happy.

We aim to inspire achievement beyond the bounds of expectation, without compromise. Every day we coax the very best from our girls, empowering them to identify, broaden and develop their talents. We promote independence of thought, an appetite for intellectual risk, and a thirst for learning for its own sake. Motivated and confident, our pupils discover the power of civilised values and attitudes, indeed a complete philosophy of living, to guide them in their present and future lives.

Our excellent examination results, which place us in the top tier of UK independent schools, pay tribute to this rigorous focus on achievement. Likewise, our inspection report is fulsome in its praise of the exceptional education we offer.

Focused on an imposing 1930s building in a delightfully tranquil and leafy oasis of south London, the Senior School inhabits a four-acre site, where the soundscape is dominated by birdsong. Pupils benefit from first-class facilities, including ICT suites, music and music technology suites, a recital hall, technology workshops, a full-size indoor sports hall, dance and art studios, and sports pitches and tennis courts.

Visit us, and you will find that we are abuzz with activity. Pupils regularly put on ambitious drama productions.  We have four choirs, a full orchestra and a variety of chamber-music groups.  Pupils participate in a legion of sporting activities, in which they achieve great success. Our girls attain success across the range of activities, from achieving outstanding results in public-speaking competitions, to winning prizes for the crash-testing of vehicles at Imperial College; from gaining awards for eco-action and sustainability, to trekking across the volcanic landscape of Iceland.

Intrinsic to our pupils’ success are our expert and alert pastoral systems. The warmly supportive environment and the school’s nurturing ethos enable all pupils to be known, valued and nurtured as individuals.

Ultimately, it is this that helps them to make outstanding progress, both academically and in their personal development.

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