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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: Friday 31 January, Tuesday 10 March and Thursday 30 April.

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 27 A-level subjects, providing girls with a perfect platform for higher education. Thinking Skills, a PPPE programme, a vibrant and relevant careers programme plus regular lecture slots complement the curriculum. All pupils have iPads.

Games & The Arts

Exceptional facilities 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 she is an elite player or playing for the sheer fun of it. St Catherine’s has its own popular dance school and studio.

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.


Weekly and full boarding. A brand new sixth-form boarding house is opening in Autumn 2020.

Percentage of Oxbridge Candidates

Ten to 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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