in the top 20% of independent schools nationally
pursuit of excellence across all fields of endeavour is our defining feature.
Last year our pupils achieved their best-ever examination results, placing the
school in the top 20% of independent schools nationally. Read our recent
inspection report, and you will see the words ‘excellent’, ‘outstanding’,
‘good’ scattered liberally across its pages. All this reflects...
Our focus on
achieving beyond expectation
believe in inspiring all members of the school community to outperform
expectations on a daily basis. Our pupils are nurtured to attain success across
the widest spectrum of activity, extending far beyond the conventional
‘academic’ horizon. In so doing, they learn the beauty of reason, the allure of
the aesthetic, and the vitality of the physical. Our girls—whether they lean to
the sports or excel in the sciences, whether they are budding musicians or keen
linguists—achieve beyond the realms of expectation, in the process becoming
independent learners, confident in taking intellectual risks.
exceptional pastoral care within a ‘family’ school
many other London schools, we do not view outstanding pastoral care as an
‘add-on’ to our academic programme. Neither do we believe that a ‘hothouse’
atmosphere is desirable or healthy. Girls achieve best if they are happy and
settled in their social relationships. Hence the ‘family’ ethos of our school.
The way in which we nurture and value individuals is intrinsic to our girls’
success. This level of care and personal attention stimulates each of our
pupils to make rapid progress. All members of staff, up to the Head Master, are
easily accessible to pupils, providing for an environment in which pupils feel
warmly supported and valued.
diverse community culture
celebrate diversity and draw strength from the school’s rich social and
cultural mix. The warm, vibrant, harmonious atmosphere at the school reflects
the exciting diversity of the school population. In this uniquely dynamic
environment, our pupils develop the values and attitudes that can make an
enduring impact on the world around them, leaving the school attached to ideals
and appreciating the joys of all that life has to offer.
outstanding preparation for the next stage
Our girls mature into
confident, accomplished and well-adjusted young women, prepared for the
challenges of university education and their future careers. No other London
school, for instance, offers our Head Master’s unique experience of university
admissions, which, as a former university tutor, enables him to offer
unrivalled expertise on attaining success in terms of admission to the most