St James Senior Girls' School A GSG School
- St James Senior Girls' School
- Head: Mrs Sarah Labram
- T 020 7348 1777
- F 020 7348 1717
- E firstname.lastname@example.org
- W www.stjamesgirls.co.uk
- A mainstream independent school for girls aged from 11 to 18
- Boarding: No
- Local authority: Hammersmith & Fulham
- Pupils: 320
- Religion: Non-denominational
- Fees: £18,330 pa
- Open days: October, November, February, May
- Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
- ISI report: View the ISI report
- Linked schools: St James Senior Boys' School, St James Junior School
What The Good Schools Guide says..
The academic rigour, albeit impressive, is just one part of the offering at this compact West London school. They take the view that it’s no good being a straight A* student academically, if morally you are a C student, with...
What the school says...
We oﬀer an education which nurtures and enriches the physical, intellectual, emotional and spiritual development of our pupils. Our happy, united atmosphere provides the ideal environment for every girl to discover her own unique combination of strengths and talents and 'to be the best she can'.
St James girls are industrious, open-hearted and courageous; they work together, enjoying others' successes as well as their own. They achieve the highest academic standards and are also encouraged to develop strength through self-discipline and an ability to live according to an intelligent understanding of what is wise and true. Regular opportunities for stillness and quiet enable them to learn to be at ease with themselves, to appreciate the value of being fully present and to develop their ability to concentrate.
Our teachers have excellent subject knowledge and give their time generously to support the well-being and development of their pupils. Relationships throughout the school are extremely positive and are characterised by a spirit of love, trust and mutual respect. ...Read more
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What The Good Schools Guide saysThe academic rigour, albeit impressive, is just one part of the offering at this compact West London school. They take the view that it’s no good being a straight A* student academically, if morally you are a C student, with philosophy and spirituality underpinning every subject. A gem for ethically minded families, where even the shyest of shy seem to blossom, but not for children who are uber-competitive, need lots of space or …
Since September 2014, Mrs Sarah Labram BA (40s), formerly deputy head (academic) here. A classicist with a degree from King's College London, she is totally imbued with the St James ethos: a former pupil and head girl, whose two daughters were both educated at the junior and senior schools. She joined St James in 1996 as a classics teacher and has risen...
Special Education Needs
St James Senior Girls' School offers an education, which draws out and magnifies the unique talents implicit in each individual. An environment is provided which enriches the intellectual, emotional and spiritual development of a pupil in an atmosphere which supports unity and is conducive to the happiness of all.' Ethos and Aims; Senior Girls' website. Within this environment, pupils with mild to moderate LDD/SEN thrive and achieve good results. Pupils,come from a wide range of backgrounds and are accepted from both the state and private sector. The School has experience of working with pupils with dyslexia, dyspraxia and specific learning difficulties but maintains an open attitude to looking at supporting the needs of pupils outside those areas.The School's policy of keeping the same Form Teacher, where possible, with a class from Years 7-11 provides an opportunity for pupil and teacher to establish good relations. This enables all pupils, but especially those with LDD/SEN to feel that their particular circumstances are understod and supported. Pupils, once settled, are then prepared to take risks - they are willing to try new methods and stretch their goals. Experiencing success enables pupils to develop confidence and a sense of self-worth. 09-09
|Condition||Provision for in school|
|ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders|
|CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia|
|English as an additional language (EAL)|
|Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory|
|Has SEN unit or class||Y|
|HI - Hearing Impairment|
|MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty|
|MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment|
|Natspec Specialist Colleges|
|OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability|
|Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty|
|PD - Physical Disability|
|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|
|VI - Visual Impairment|