St Paul's Girls' School A GSG School
- St Paul's Girls' School
- Head: Ms Clarissa Farr
- T 020 7603 2288
- F 020 7602 9932
- E firstname.lastname@example.org
- W www.spgs.org
- A mainstream independent school for girls aged from 11 to 18
- Boarding: No
- Local authority: Hammersmith & Fulham
- Pupils: 747
- Religion: Non-denominational
- Fees: £23,013 - £24,741 pa
- Open days: September, October, November
- Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
- ISI report: View the ISI report
What The Good Schools Guide says..
The common claim to prioritise a broad education is undoubtedly justified here: many parents chose the school amidst a plethora of offers from other London powerhouses for this very reason. ‘It really does feed a broader intellectual curiosity,’ said one....
What the school says...
11+ entrance examination begins with online cognitive testing (November) to provide smaller cohort to sit the maths, English and comprehension papers in January. Girls are interviewed after taking exams. 16+ applicants are examined in the subjects they want to take at A level or Pre-U and those shortlisted are then invited for interview in those subjects alongside a general interview. ...Read more
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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards
- Best performance by Girls taking Classical Greek at an English Independent School (GCE A level)
- Best performance by Girls taking Chinese at an English Independent School (GCSE)
2016 Good Schools Guide Awards
- Best performance by Girls taking History at an English Independent School (Cambridge Int Certificate Level 1/Level 2)
- Best performance by Girls taking German at an English Independent School (Cambridge Int Certificate Level 1/Level 2)
- Best performance by Girls taking Chinese at an English Independent School (GCSE Full Course)
- Best performance by Girls taking Classical Greek at an English Independent School (GCSE Full Course)
Cambridge Pre-U - an alternative to A levels, with all exams at the end of the two-year course.
Equestrian centre or equestrian team - school has own equestrian centre or an equestrian team.
What The Good Schools Guide saysThe common claim to prioritise a broad education is undoubtedly justified here: many parents chose the school amidst a plethora of offers from other London powerhouses for this very reason. ‘It really does feed a broader intellectual curiosity,’ said one.
Since 2006, Ms Clarissa Farr MA, who previously spent 14 years at Queenswood, the last 10 as head. She has also taught English in Hong Kong, in a Bristol comprehensive and in a sixth form college in Farnborough.
As the established incumbent of one of the most exposed headships in the land, she exudes an elegant, intellectual confidence that could intimidate nervous potential parents and pupils. ‘She seemed aloof initially,’ said a mother, ‘but she’s much warmer when you get to meet her.’ As a parent commented, ‘You could easily get the wrong impression of...
Special Education Needs
|Condition||Provision for in school|
|ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder||Y|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders||Y|
|CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia|
|English as an additional language (EAL)|
|Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory|
|Has SEN unit or class|
|HI - Hearing Impairment||Y|
|MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty|
|MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment|
|Natspec Specialist Colleges|
|OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability||Y|
|Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty||Y|
|PD - Physical Disability||Y|
|PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty|
|SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health|
|SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication|
|SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty|
|Special facilities for Visually Impaired|
|SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty||Y|
|VI - Visual Impairment|