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St Albans High School for Girls

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St Albans High School for Girls

St Albans High School

Address: St Albans High School for Girls, Townsend Avenue, St Albans, Herts AL1 3SJ
Website: stahs.org.uk
Founded: 1908
Number of Pupils: 983
Fees: £13,215–£16,800 per year. Fees assistance available.
Ages: 4–18
Head Teacher: Mrs Jenny Brown
Religious Affiliation: Church of England; we welcome girls of all faiths or none.
Entrance Procedure: We are academically selective and all girls who register with us will sit an age-appropriate assessment.
Contact: Registrar: Mrs Rosie Colman
Email: [email protected]
School Visits: Saturday Open Mornings are held in the autumn, and prospective parents are welcome to visit throughout the year. Please visit our website or contact the Registrar on 01727 792509 to arrange a visit.

The Curriculum

This is an intellectually exciting place, but unstuffy, grounded and great fun. We offer a broad and adventurous curriculum, helping every girl to discover what she loves.

Games & The Arts

Our facilities include a swimming pool, fitness suite and dance studio, and the school excels in Lacrosse, Netball and Hockey. Our commitment to the creative arts is evident in our new performing arts, design and technology centre to support creative expression.

Pastoral Care

Strong pastoral care is at the heart of our community. Our approach is compassionate and caring, we seek to appreciate and develop the talents of every girl while understanding and meeting her individual needs. Each student is placed in one of four Houses, which fast becomes her ‘family’ throughout her time at STAHS. Through a warm and supportive environment, we teach girls to respect and care for herself and others.

University Places

Ninety per cent of girls secure places at their first choice universities.

Head Teacher’s Philosophy

Our vision is to provide an exciting and challenging education that fosters independence, creativity and risk-taking within a caring community. We encourage girls to set themselves ambitious goals, both intellectually and personally. We promote critical and creative thinking, and place a strong emphasis on independent research and investigation.

Outstanding Characteristics

  • Nurturing and caring school community
  • Outstanding academic results
  • Extensive prep school grounds includes forest school
  • City centre location for senior school and sixth form, only 25 minutes from north London
  • Girls are encouraged to develop a sense of humour and integrity alongside academic ambition


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