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St Catherine’s, Bramley

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St Catherine’s, Bramley

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Address: Station Road, Bramley, Guildford, Surrey GU5 0DF
Founded: 1885
Number of Pupils: 900 girls (of which 260 in the prep school)
Fees: Day £6,125 per term, Boarding £10,095 per term
Ages: 4–18
Head Teacher: Mrs Alice Phillips M.A. Cantab
Religious Affiliation: Church of England
Entrance Procedure: By St Catherine’s own entrance examination at 11+
Contact: [email protected]
School Visits: Tuesday 24 September, Wednesday 16 October and Thursday 21 November.

The Curriculum

In the first three years of the senior school, girls follow a broad academic programme which allows them to experience a variety of subjects from which they then select options to study at IGCSE/GCSE. St Catherine’s offers a wide variety of A-level subjects in the sixth-form, providing girls with a perfect platform for higher education choices. Thinking Skills and a PPPE programme, plus regular lecture slots complement the curriculum. All pupils have iPads.

Games & The Arts

 The Anniversary Halls provides exceptional facilities. These include a sports hall, fully equipped fitness suite, dance studio and indoor pool. In addition there is a large assembly/performance hall with superb acoustics for music and drama productions. We promote an ethos of ‘sport for all’, encouraging every girl, whether an elite sports woman or playing for the sheer fun of it. Own dance school.

Pastoral Care

Girls are welcome to join our dynamic and successful school as day pupils, or as full or weekly boarders. Six school houses underpin the pastoral provision where girls feel valued and supported. ‘House spirit’ is strong as is a huge sense of fun and loyalty to the school and each other.

University Places

St Catherine’s girls go on to study at some of the most prestigious universities in the UK and beyond.

Percentage of Oxbridge Candidates

15 per cent on average.

Head Teacher’s Philosophy

Mrs Phillips believes that girls thrive best, both academically and pastorally, in a single-sex environment where happiness is the key to successful learning. St Catherine’s girls go out into the world confident that there is nothing that a woman cannot do.

Outstanding Characteristics

St Catherine’s pupils’ attitudes to learning are exemplary and they enjoy a strong rapport with their teachers and peers. Staff create an ambience of encouragement where learning thrives. By the time girls leave St Catherine’s, they are able to think critically, have high aspirations and the self-belief that there are few things they cannot achieve.

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