Our ethos is to provide every girl with an excellent academic education in a supportive and caring environment where she can grow in confidence and develop her talents.
The pastoral care is a real strength of St George’s; developing respect for yourself and consideration for others is at the heart of the school ethos. Visitors to the school comment on its happy and friendly feel and the size of the school, and the approach of the staff means that the girls are known individually and gain confidence from an atmosphere of trust and respect. Behaviour is excellent with a palpable sense of camaraderie, teamwork and cheerfulness emanating from staff and girls alike. The girls have clear guidelines on codes of conduct and there is excellent communication and strong relationships between year groups. The older girls are given responsibility to lead and inspire the younger year groups and there are many opportunities for all pupils to initiate their own projects and develop personal interests.
In the classroom staff strive to provide an empowering environment where learning is enjoyed and intellectual curiosity fostered, not just as a means to gaining excellent academic results but also to inspire passion and interest beyond the curriculum. There are many opportunities for extra one-to-one support for those having difficulty with a particular subject including academic clinics, break time one-to-one sessions, and subject workshops - the staff are always on hand to answer questions and provide individual support.
Here at St George’s we operate a lengthy, full and extremely varied school day. Every girl has an opportunity to take part in the wide variety of extra-curricular activities on offer so that she can develop her existing interests and discover new talents. All homework is also completed before the day girls go home to their families or the boarders go to supper, so that the girls develop structured working habits and also have some downtime when they go home.
All the staff at St George’s are passionate advocates of girls’ education. We want our pupils to be confident, well-educated young women who have made the most of the opportunities available here so that they can be the best version of themselves and go out and make a difference in the world.
However, St George’s is certainly not an academic hothouse; a variety of activities are very much celebrated here at St George's.
The school provides a good range of extra-curricular activities.