St George’s School for Girls

St George’s School is a prominent all girls’ day and boarding school set in parkland grounds in the heart of historic Edinburgh. Established in 1888 by pioneers of women’s education, St George’s is Scotland’s largest all girls’ school and the only all-through independent private school in Edinburgh for girls aged 2 to 18

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St George’s School for Girls

Our flexible approach to learning and care provides a level of support few schools can match.  Your daughter will have unrivalled learning opportunities, excellent teaching and individual support for her personal, social and intellectual development.

At St George’s your daughter will encounter opportunities and empowerment in equal measure. This powerful blend will allow your daughter to find her voice and develop independence of thought. They’ll offer her meaningful positions of responsibility from an early age, encourage a ‘YES SHE CAN’ mindset, and show her that the only ceilings are those in her mind.

Rated “Excellent” by Education Scotland in 2015, St George’s achieves consistently outstanding results in both Scottish and English exam qualifications.

Category: Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form

Pupils: Girls

Type: Day & Boarding

Religious Affiliation: Non-Denominational

Roll: Boys800 Girls

Age Range: 2-18 Years

Founded: 1888

Location Description

Set among beautiful parklands on a single site campus, St George’s provides an excellent learning environment in the west of the City of Edinburgh. It is set in 15 acres of attractive landscaped grounds in the highly desirable leafy suburbs of the Ravelston and Murrayfield residential areas of the city. We can be easily reached by private and public transport. The school is 15 minutes drive from Edinburgh’s International Airport and easy walking distance from Edinburgh Haymarket railway station and West End.

School Contact Details

Headteacher: Mrs Alex Hems

Contact for enquiries:Karen Batty, Admissions

Garscube Terrace, Edinburgh, Edinburgh

Tel: 0131 311 8000



The nursery is an integral part of St George’s Junior School on a 15 acre parkland site. It provides specialist pre-school accommodation with facilities split across six playrooms and immediate access to spacious outdoor purpose-built play areas and landscaped gardens.

The Junior School has its own dedicated, purpose-built building. The outdoor space provides girls with exciting and stimulating play areas including the Fantastical Forest, which has been developed as an outdoor classroom. In addition, facilities include a multi-purpose school hall, large function and drama/dance room, art and design room, music room, ICT room, library, ‘discovery’ room, support for learning room, dedicated science room, and well-stocked library. All classrooms are fitted with interactive whiteboards. The Junior School shares dining facilities, music school and the large sports hall, playing fields and sports facilities with the rest of St George’s.

At the main senior school key facilities include: science laboratories, music centre including auditorium, art and textiles centre, drama studios, indoor sports hall and astroturf, ICT and design technology centre, food technology centre and cafeteria-style catering facilities as well as a multi-purpose venue for special events and celebrations.

Excellent on-site sport facilities include an all-weather full size hockey/12 tennis court astro, 50m athletics track with high and long jump, indoor games hall, two gyms, squash and netball courts, and playing fields. Judo, fencing, table tennis and sailing clubs add variety and enhance the sports provision. In addition, swimmers, skiers and horse-riders have the opportunity to represent their school.

The variety of provision within the co-curriculum at St George’s ensures that music, sport and drama all play an integral part in the girls’ lives, while a long tradition of encouraging debate is provided through our popular Model United Nations and Debating clubs. Cultural awareness and an international outlook is obtained through an extensive student exchange programme with partner schools around the globe. Outdoor Education, the Duke of Edinburgh Award and Combined Cadet Force provide opportunities for new challenges and service in the community.

All girls’ boarding has been at the heart of our school community for over 100 years. Boarding numbers are around 60 students and include UK and international pupils ranging in in age from 11 to 18. They all live in Houldsworth house, which is situated at the edge of the school’s private grounds. It is possible to board for an occasional night as well as on a weekly or full-time basis.

Entrance Requirements

Applicants are expected to complete entrance assessments, testing language and mathematical ability. Places will be allocated on the basis of performance in these assessments and evidence from the school report. A limited number of means-tested bursaries are available.


2019/2020. Day. Nursery (2-5 years): 5 mornings – full time £1860 – £3100 per term.

Junior School (5-10 years); £2990 – £3485 per term. Lower School (10 – 13 years): £3860 – £4355 per term. Upper School (12-18 years): £4900 per term.

Boarding (10 – 18 years): £9105 – £10,145 per term. Flexi boarding: £55 per night



All visits are welcome, please contact the school

2020. For details of our Open Day dates please contact Admissions T: 0131 311 8008 or E:


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