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  • St Catherine's Preparatory School
    Station Road
    Bramley
    Guildford
    Surrey
    GU5 0DF
  • Head: Miss Naomi Bartholomew
  • T 01483 899665
  • F 01483 899669
  • E sally.manhire@…atherines.info
  • W www.stcatherines.info
  • A mainstream independent school for girls aged from 4 to 11 with a linked senior school
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Surrey
  • Pupils: 260
  • Religion: Church of England
  • Fees: £8,580 - £14,490 pa
  • Open days: September, October, November, February, March, May, June
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • Linked schools: St Catherine's School

What says..

Around 50 applicants for 32 places at 4+ and immensely worthwhile nabbing one of them if you can. Tots come in for a morning of fun and observation in groups – heavy staff:tot ratio to allow for lots of encouragement...

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What The Good Schools Guide says

Around 50 applicants for 32 places at 4+ and immensely worthwhile nabbing one of them if you can. Tots come in for a morning of fun and observation in groups – heavy staff:tot ratio to allow for lots of encouragement and stimulation – and discreet assessment. They look for children who are ‘curious, engaged and...

Headmistress

Since 2012, Miss Naomi Bartholomew MA BEd Cantab (30s) who was educated at Portsmouth High School and went on to read English and education at Homerton College, Cambridge. She spent two years in South West China with the VSO, then taught in state and independent primary schools. Five years as head of English at Yateley Manor was followed by the deputy headship at St Catherine’s in 2009. Miss Bartholomew’s appointment to the headship was as much as anything by public acclamation....

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