The top Private Girls Schools in London offer an excellent academic education. Living in London, or relocating here? Many education experts believe that girls’ only education is best for girls. This will, of course, depend on your daughter and the best environment for her. To help with your choice, see five of our top picks below:
City of London School for Girls
A rising star, City of London School for Girls gets an of average 30% of its pupils into Oxbridge. Plus its location in the heart of the City, and opposite the Barbican centre, enables girls to access the lifeblood of the capital’s cultural and academic life.
For high-achieving girls, from all backgrounds and walks of life (23% receive some form of assistance with fees), this school also excels in Sport, Music and Drama. If your daughter is super academic, put this school on your list.
One of the school’s key attractions has been the focus on each individual girl and the encouragement of every pupil to tread her own path. But now, the academic results are rising with a record number of girls gaining Oxbridge places. The warm, friendly atmosphere, small classes and excellent pastoral care make this one of our top picks for London families.
South Hampstead High School
Part of the excellent Girls Days School Trust (GDST), which manages 24 all girls’ schools in London and the wider UK, including Kensington Prep. Fantastic academically, pupils thrive both intellectually and emotionally and excel in Music, Art and Drama. Teaching is first-class and results are outstanding with top 10 university destinations including Oxford, Cambridge, Durham, Bristol and UCL.
North London Collegiate
Regularly topping the league tables, North London feels less like a traditional British public school and more like an outstanding, but unpretentious state girls’ grammar school. It is able to select from the cream of North London’s clever girls and to attract the very best teachers. In 2017, 45 girls were offered places at either Oxford or Cambridge, with 100% of students who applied receiving offers from Russell Group institutions. In addition, 17 pupils received offers to study at Ivy League US universities.
St Pauls’ Girls School
Parents hope for a place at Bute House Prep School, as a high percentage of Bute House girls gain places at St Pauls’. Renowned for its outstanding academic results and highly liberal ethos (there are few rules and no uniform). 41 girls were offered places at Oxbridge in 2017. Moreover, Music, Art and Sport are very strong with over 100 extracurricular clubs and societies enabling girls to explore their individual interests. A top choice for very academic girls.
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Johanna Mitchell, Founder, Lumos Education
Johanna specialises in providing expert and multi-lingual education support to both UK and expat families. She has over 20 years’ experience in education and management including international roles in Whitehall, UK government and as head of a small, private school. Johanna believes in providing a top quality, sensitive service to her clients. The Lumos Education team have successfully helped many families find the right education solution for their children. As well as UK families, the team have helped international clients relocating to the UK from the US, UAE, Europe, India and Russia. Lumos Education is able to support families in several languages including Russian, Chinese, French and Arabic.
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