St George’s School, Key Information for Parents

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Situated ten minutes from the heart of Edinburgh’s West End on a beautiful parkland campus, St George’s School for Girls provides an outstanding private education for today’s young women.

Designed exclusively for girls, we are the only independent, private all-through girls’ school in Edinburgh (from 2-18 years). St George’s was founded by pioneering women who were passionate about achieving equal opportunities for their students. We are still pioneers in women’s education, and we never see gender as a barrier to our girls’ aspirations. Surrounded by positive female role models, your daughter will have opportunities to discover new talents and skills and to develop her academic potential.

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Pupil Age Range 2 to 18
Boys or Girls Girls
Number of Pupils 811
Day Fees Per Year £12,645
Boarding Fees Per Year £26,430
6th Form Yes
Year Founded 1888
Nearest Airport Edinburgh Airport
Religious Ethos None

We are small enough (at about 800) to know your daughter really well, and yet we are large enough, especially in the examination years, to offer an impressively wide range of subjects and courses. Transitions are managed smoothly and secondary education begins early, in Primary 7, where our girls relish the intellectual challenge of being taught by subject specialists.

Our academic results are consistently outstanding, with most of the students going on to their first choice of university. We offer a mixture of Scottish and English qualifications. The teaching sets are small, with individual attention assured for each student.

Following the latest inspection by Education Scotland earlier, we were judged to be excellent (sector-leading) in our curriculum, our improvement in performance (attainment and achievement) and improvement through self-evaluation.

Our exceptional international programme promotes an understanding and awareness of ourselves in a global context.

School notices and events 2017-2018

Looking Ahead to Primary 1 Wednesday 8 November, 9.30 – 10.30 am.



Junior School Open Morning Saturday 24 March 2018.


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Grounds and Facilities

The school is set in 15 acres of attractive landscaped grounds in the highly desirable leafy suburbs of the Ravelston and Murrayfield residential areas of the city.

There are three distinctive parts of the campus: the Junior School, which also houses the Nursery, the Lower School on the Lansdowne Site and the Upper School (which includes Sixth Form Secondary 5 – Secondary 6).

The school moved to its present site in 1914 into a purpose built building designed by the architect Balfour Paul. Our buildings combine traditional and modern design to support a dynamic, innovative and high quality learning environment for our whole community.

The school’s key facilities include: science laboratories, music centre including auditorium, art and textiles centre, drama studios, indoor sports hall and astroturf, ICT and design technology centre, food technology centre and cafeteria-style catering facilities as well as a multi-purpose venue for special events and celebrations.

Extra-curricular Activities

Cross-country running
Indoor hockey
Table tennis
Touch rugby
Big Band
Brass Consort
Ceilidh Band
Concert Band
Jazz Band
Saxophone Club
Sinfonia Ensembles
St George’s Orchestra
St George’s Singers
Strings Clubs
Wind Ensemble
Arts & Hobbies
Book Buddies
Computing Club
Creative Thinkers
Creative Writing Club
Destination Imagination
Drama Productions *
Eco Club
Hot Chefs
Independent Women (Student Magazine)
LAMDA Qualifications
Life Drawing Class
Rangers Club (bushcraft)
Road Safety
Story telling
Young Engineers
Young Writers
Charity, Business & Social
Amnesty International
Award Trips (day and residential)
Combined Cadet Force
Duke of Edinburgh
Friday Series Lectures
Leadership training masterclasses
Model UN
Scottish Dancing
Student Societies
The ‘Big Question’
Theatre trips
U6 Development Programme
Visiting speakers
Young Enterprise
Youth Philanthropy Initiative

* This session’s drama productions are: A Doll’s House (Upper School) Musical Production (Lower School) A Midsummer Night’s Dream (With Merchiston Castle School)

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More information on Scholarships & Bursaries

St George’s seeks to be accessible to students from a wide range of social, economic and cultural backgrounds.
A limited number of means-tested bursaries are available for up to 100% of school fees. Parents are encouraged to contact the Treasurer Jeremy Chittleburgh at Chiene & Tait CA, Edinburgh EH3 6NL by Monday 15th January 2018 for August entry. E:

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