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St Catherine’s, Bramley

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St Catherine’s, Bramley

St Catherine's Bramley

Address: Station Road, Bramley, Guildford, Surrey GU5 0DF
Founded: 1885
Number of Pupils: 628
Fees: Day £5,850 per term, Boarding £9,635 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: Senior school: 15 September, 4 October & 9 November. Prep school: 4 May, 9 June, 13 September, 12 October & 3 November.

The Curriculum

Core curriculum includes separate sciences, English, modern foreign languages and mathematics. At IGCSE/GCSE, girls choose from 12 optional subjects in addition to compulsory ones. Twenty-seven subjects are offered at AS and A-level including modern languages. Thinking Skills and a PPPE programme plus regular lecture slots complement the curriculum. All pupils have iPads.

Games & The Arts

A fabulous sports and performing arts complex – 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. Teams include lacrosse, netball, rounders, tennis, squash and gymnastics. Own dance school.

Pastoral Care

Six school houses underpin the pastoral provision. Tutor groups are small, helping girls feel valued by the staff. ‘House spirit’ is strong as is a huge sense of fun and loyalty to the school and each other.

University Places

In almost all cases, St Catherine’s girls gain places at their first choice of university in the UK and abroad.

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, Bramley is a school where talents are both identified and developed and where we strive to ensure that each girl has the opportunities not only to achieve, but to excel. Girls who like to keep busy, who embrace challenges and are interested in the world beyond their own will benefit from the all-round education offered. The St Catherine’s Association offers an exciting menu of work experience and careers advice.

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