St George’s School for Girls – Independent Day and Boarding School

St George’s School is a flourishing, all girls’ day and boarding school set in parkland grounds in the heart of historic Edinburgh.

Established in 1888 by the pioneers of women’s education, St George’s is Scotland’s largest all girls’ school - and the only all-through independent private school in Edinburgh for girls aged 2 to 18. Your daughter will have unrivalled learning opportunities, excellent teaching and individual support for her personal, social and intellectual development. Our flexible approach to learning and care provides a level of support few schools can match.

Rated “Excellent” by Education Scotland in 2015, St George's achieves consistently outstanding results in both Scottish and English exam qualifications.

  • 'Being an all girls' school means that girls can be who they want to be. For example, we have total freedom to share our opinions in class, and to do traditionally 'male' subjects like Physics. The small size means you get to know everyone in your year very quickly and the class sizes are fairly small which is great for learning. I have no doubt that I wouldn't be as confident if I hadn't come here. The friendly environment was a key aspect, allowing me to grow up in a non-judgemental atmosphere.' Recent leaver, Maddy Shepherd

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  • 'St George's empowered me to believe in myself, and is a large part of the reason why I have am involved in so many different things.  Recently I won a competition to design some teaching for the undergraduate curriculum on professionalism for all medical schools in the UK, and ran this teaching session at the General Medical Council's annual conference. Some of my inspiration for this came from teachers at school, demonstrating that serious topics can be covered in fun and engaging ways.'  Former pupil, Bethany Lloyd

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  • 'I was nurtured throughout my whole school career by some really great teachers who genuinely cared about my progress and supported my through not just my exams, but growing up too. The ethos of the school shaped me to believe I can achieve success if I put my mind to it. My teachers were always really encouraging and I found that especially in the sixth form; they really shaped my interests and who I have become. They were very dedicated to my growth and kept us stimulated and stretched. Former pupil, Lily Oram

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Empowering girls to believe in themselves

What is it like to be a pupil at an all girls' school in Edinburgh? Take a look at our video below. It covers the pupil journey from nursery and pre-school through primary and secondary and the final two years in the Sixth Form. 

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