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St George's School for Girls...

"Three big reasons why this place stands out: it is the only all-through girls' school in Edinburgh, it's full of brain-boxes and it has a brilliant international take on things.” Tatler School Guide 2015


St George’s School for Girls flourishes as an independent boarding and day school in beautiful grounds in the heart of Edinburgh. It provides an all-round education for girls from 2-18 years. The school takes boarders from the age of 12 years.

Girls have unrivalled learning opportunities, excellent teaching and individual support for their personal, social and intellectual development. Our flexible approach to learning and care provides a level of support few, if any, can match.

We were named as the top Scottish Independent School for our Advanced Higher results by in 2014 and 2013 and by the Financial Times in 2012. Advanced Higher examinations carry comparable UCAS ratings to A-Levels, and English universities welcome Higher and Advanced Higher qualifications – as do universities throughout the world. 

In a full school inspection by Education Scotland in 2015 the school was awarded the highest possible grading of "excellent" (sector-leading) in three areas. An "excellent" rating was given to the school's curriculum, for improvement through self-evaluation and also for performance (which covers examination results, attainment and achievement).

Edinburgh City Centre Location

St George's is fortunate to be based in a safe parkland setting, with views to Edinburgh Castle, in the West End of Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital. Edinburgh is internationally renowned for the quality of its schools; it is also one of the world’s most beautiful cities with numerous accolades for its environment, economy, innovation and architecture. The school is 20 minutes drive from Edinburgh airport.

A home-from-home Boarding House

In Houldsworth we aim to create a 'home from home' environment for our boarders in a 'family' atmosphere. Boarders have been at the heart of the St George's community for over 100 years. They number around 55 and range in age from 12 to 18. Houldsworth House is situated at the edge of the School grounds only 15 minutes walk from the centre of Edinburgh.

International Programme

We provide an exceptional international programme which teaches students in a global context. International education takes a variety of forms to broaden students’ cultural awareness, develop their linguistic proficiency and promote greater self-awareness and independence. We want our students to take their place in the world as effective and responsible global citizens.

St George's has been awarded by the British Council the prestigious International School Award for the third time running (2014 - 2017). The International School Award is a badge of honour for schools that do outstanding and innovative work in international education through links with partner schools overseas.

If you would like to find out more about how your daughter can get a flying start in life, visit our website or better still phone our Admissions Manager, Karen Batty on +44 (0) 131 311 8008 to arrange a visit or answer your questions.

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