St George’s School Structure

Scottish Independent Girls' School

St George's is an all-through girls' school from 3-18 years on one self-contained campus in the heart of Edinburgh. The size of the whole school is typically around 800 girls and this is divided into 3 schools based on age and stage, including an Upper School (and Sixth Form), Lower School and Junior School with a Nursery.

Watch our video showing the journey through St George's. It covers the Nursery, Junior School, Lower School, Upper School and our provision for boarding.

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Sixth Form Lower 6 – Upper 6 (S5-S6) (16 – 18 years)

Upper School Upper 4 – Upper 5 (S2 – S4) (13 – 16 years)

Lower School P6 – Lower 4 (S1) (10 – 13 years)

Junior School P1 – P5 (5 – 9/10 years). P1 upwards girls only

Nursery 2 – 5 years (childcare for girls and boys from 2 years)


There are 6 school houses: Argyll (Blue), Buccleuch (Pink), Douglas (Yellow), Lindsay (Orange), Moray (Green) and Strathmore (Red).

The house system makes a significant contribution to the warm sense of community in the school by creating valuable opportunities for girls at all stages throughout the school to share experiences and work together.

School Day

Registration is at 8.45 am and classes end at 3.50 pm in the Lower and Upper Schools. In the Junior School classes end at 3.10 pm for P1 - P5. Extra-curricular Clubs and Activities run after school until 4.00 pm in the Junior School and 5.30 pm for older girls.



The St George's Journey
 (school structure and year groups)