St George's Junior School - Primary Education

Primary 1 – Primary 5
Welcome to St George's Junior School

The Junior School at St George's is a small and friendly school with a strong caring ethos. 

Through Primary 1 to Primary 5 (ages 5 - 9 years old), our girls experience a happy, stimulating and secure primary education. 

In a dynamic environment promoting high achievement and aspirations, your daughter will gain confidence and develop ambition so that she may achieve her full potential. Our strong community promotes a culture that encourages a love of learning coupled with a wealth of opportunities. Paramount in every aspect of school life is our belief that pupils should develop an understanding of, and commit to, our shared values reinforcing our ethos and school motto: Truth, Honour, Freedom and Courtesy.

Girls learn to respect one another, and every girl makes her own positive and valuable contribution. 

The Junior School has its own dedicated, purpose-built  building and facilities on the main St George’s School campus, allowing pupils to make full use of our extensive parkland setting.

Sue Hay
Head of Junior School

 Smaller class sizes and year groups 

Our primary year groups are split into two distinct primary stages: Lower Primary  (Primary 1 and 2) and Middle Primary  (Primary 3, 4 and 5). 

Class sizes in the Junior School range from around 14-20 pupils and each year consists of one to three classes. 

With a Junior School of around 170 pupils, we enjoy the benefits of remaining a relatively small school where every girl is well known by staff.  We have smaller class sizes and fewer classes in each year group, compared to some schools. This provides more opportunities for individual support and achievement both within and beyond the classroom.  

After Primary 5, girls move from Junior School to Primary 6 in our Lower School. Here they spend three years before transferring to our Upper School in Upper 4 (Secondary 2). 

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Register for Junior School Open Morning 15 May

Contact admissions: T: 0131 311 8008, E:

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What our parents tell us about why they chose our Junior School
    • "You get to know every child's individual personality."
    • “We love your values and student care.”
    • “The level of personal interest in my daughter and emphasis on individual attention is exceptional.”
    • “You’ve got the right balance of support and challenge for learning.”
    • “It gives her tremendous confidence and having older strong girl role models encourages her to set her targets high.”
    • “So nurturing and happy. There are few other schools where so many staff know each child’s name.”

More Information

Junior School Leaflet  

Junior School Lesson Times

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