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‘It can be a bit full-on for some of them,’ one parent admitted – and others agreed –‘the girls themselves push themselves to the limit – the atmosphere makes them want to be the best of the best.’ ‘They do...

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St Catherines, Bramley, provides an all-round, outstanding education for girls in an environment where there is no embarrassment in working hard or being successful. The vast majority of leavers secure their first choice universities including Oxbridge. But this is no academic hot-house. There is a raft of extra curricular activities - Art, Drama, Music and Sport and, with the completion of the Anniversary Halls, there are superb facilities both for sport and the performing arts which are second to none.
St Catherine's is located in Bramley, 3 miles south of Guildford in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the Surrey Hills. We are within an hour of central London by train and convenient for both Heathrow and Gatwick International Airports.
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What The Good Schools Guide says

‘It can be a bit full-on for some of them,’ one parent admitted – and others agreed –‘the girls themselves push themselves to the limit – the atmosphere makes them want to be the best of the best.’ ‘They do the best they can,’ another said, ‘but they do it while looking after each other.’ Overall, the best of trad with the slickest of innovative in matters academic…


Since 2000, Mrs Alice Phillips MA Cantab (50s). First teaching post was at the Royal Masonic School, Rickmansworth, where she rose to being head of English. Thence to deputy headship at Tormead in 1993. Mrs Philips is president of the Girls’ Schools’ Association. She impresses at once as being full of brisk common sense, good humour and get-up-and go. But she is also super-bright, super-articulate and super-focused on...

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Special Education Needs

All girls are screened shortly after entry to the school to help identify any extra provision they may require. This enables all members of staff to accommodate each girl's particular strengths and weaknesses. Should it be deemed necessary, on consultation with parents, the School is able to provide individual support for pupils. This support is closely monitored and reviewed on a regular basis. Nov 09.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
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
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
Not Applicable
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

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