St George’s School is a boarding and day school for girls between the ages of 2 and 18. Located in Edinburgh, it is the only all-through girls’ school in the Scottish capital city. St George’s location also means that it is easily accessible for students from across the United Kingdom and overseas. There are sixty 11-18 year old boarders at the school, half of these girls are from outside the United Kingdom. This gives all pupils an understanding of different cultures and customs, which the school facilities through the celebration of festivals and other important events.
The School’s small class sizes mean that the teaching staff is able to focus on the needs of each girl. The result is teachers can nurture pupils’ individual talents and abilities to give them the highest quality educational experience. It is this, which has led academic success for St George’s students in the Advanced Higher examinations . As a result the school has been rated as one of the top independent school in Scotland by Best Schools and the Financial Times.
Entrance to St George’s School is dependent on completing an assessment. These can be either formal or informal. Assessment for girls under the age of 10 -up to Primary 6-is informal and takes place during a taster day spent at the school. From the age of 10, prospective pupils are required to sit an age-specific entrance test, focussing on language skills and mathematical ability. They also need to provide a satisfactory report from their previous school. Entrance to the Sixth Form is dependent on the girl’s Scottish Qualification Authority results or an equivalent such as GCSE.
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