What Tatler Says about Us - St George's School for Girls, Edinburgh

St George's profile in the 2017 edition of the Tatler School Guide

"This all-through, all-girls’ powerhouse sits in an affluent corner of Edinburgh, not far from Murrayfield.

"St George’s girls are full of character: ‘We’re a feisty bunch, and proud to speak up for what we believe in,’ says one girl, who names ‘staff-student banter’ as one of the three top things about the place.

"New head Alex Hems springs from Wycombe Abbey, where she was deputy head, so we’re confident she’ll take this sparkiness in her stride.

"The outlook is proudly international, with up to 100 students going on exchanges every year and plenty more taking part in virtual-exchange projects.

"Class sizes are small, results are solid (78 per cent A*–B at A-level last year; they also do Scottish Highers), and we’re told the learning-support department is excellent.

"Sport is impressive too – Judy Murray recently hosted a tennis-coaching day for more than 200 girls and coaches from 26 local schools.

"There are lots of ‘super-curricular’ activities, with over 20 sports and 100 clubs to choose from; they join up with Merchiston Castle boys for social and cultural events.

"Most pupils are day, with 40 or so boarders from 12 nationalities.

"Best house? ‘If you want to win on sports day, Argyll. If you want to win University Challenge, Douglas. But for a good laugh and team spirit, I’ve got to say Buccleuch,’ says one girl."

Below are some quotes from our profile in the 2016 edition

"A mother says St George’s is excellent at ‘empowering girls to believe in themselves’. 

"The Head wants to equip pupils with everything they might need in life.

"The school’s magazine, Independent Women, says it all.

"Academically, St George’s has the best Advanced Higher results in Scotland – 88 per cent A–B last year; they also scored 72 per cent A*–B at A-level.

"Girls can start off at age two in the nursery and carry on through to 18, which many do.

"St George’s is very much a local Edinburgh school but it has a brilliant international outlook. The exchange programme is tremendous: pupils are whisked off to the US, Australia, Chile and South Africa; and there are online digital exchanges with schools in Bangalore, Texas and Philadelphia."