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St Georges College, Weybridge

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‘I inherited a very traditional school,’ says head (‘more like stale,’ said one parent), but has worked hard on modernising it and has swung her door wide open to parents, which has gone down a treat. A school that is especially suited to gung-ho multi-taskers – those who can handle 10+ GCSEs, but also love to embrace extracurricular to a high level and who will step out of their comfort zone with glee. Not pressurised, exactly, but slackers need not apply and there’s some antagonism among some parents about ...

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Entry to St George's College is at ages 11, 13 and 16. Students benefit from spacious, naturally light, high spec teaching areas and Sixth Form students enjoy the bespoke and comfortable surroundings of a modern social area which includes a large viewing balcony overlooking the beautiful school grounds. Externally, students can relax and socialise in the landscaped gardens. St George’s offers a ‘perfectly balanced’ education, combining high academic achievement with a superb extra-curricular offering. The St George's College Chamber Choir was runner up in the BBC's Songs of Praise Senior School Choir of the Year 2016 Competition, whilst the First XV rugby team was unbeaten in the 2016-17 season. ...Read more

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Since 2016, Rachel Owens MA PGCE NPQH (40s), previously headmistress of St George’s School Ascot. Has also been vice principal at New Hall School and, before that, head of history at Prior Park College, Bath, following spell in career-nourishing environment of North London Collegiate School. First female head of St George’s.

State educated (former grammar turned comp), Oxford history graduate who started reading for the bar, realised wasn’t for her and instantly got teaching job near home town of Bolton, in part to alleviate guilt towards perennially-supportive parents. Has not looked back since. Poised, super bright, smiley, energetic and highly pragmatic, she radiates quintessential head qualities. Trustee of an HMC scheme that brings talented Eastern European sixth formers to British schools.

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