St George's School for Girls, Edinburgh
Advanced Higher A
Advanced Higher A - B
(GCSE) A* - B
(GCSE) A* - C
Age Range of Boarders: 11 - 18 years
No. of Students: 780
No. of Boarders: 40
Founded in 1888 by the pioneers of women’s education in Scotland, St George’s is Scotland’s largest all girls’ school (800 pupils from 2 – 18 years), and the only all-through girls’ school in Edinburgh.
Located in a tranquil parkland setting in a popular residential part of Edinburgh’s West End, 15 minutes from Edinburgh international airport, the school provides an all-round British education.
The vibrant historic city of Edinburgh provides outstanding cultural opportunities for the girls to enjoy and so enrich their learning.
The GCSE and Sixth Form programmes are built round the girls’ subject choices and offer a wide range of subjects and a high degree of flexibility. Examination results have been consistently outstanding over many years, and we are proud of the fact that a third of all of last year’s leavers went on to study STEM subjects at university.
The school has a strong international dimension developed through the contribution of overseas boarders and the extensive overseas student exchange programme: the school has been awarded the British Council International School Award since 2008.
The boarding house, on campus, is small and friendly with around 40 girls. It is run as a home-from-home where girls benefit from a 'family' atmosphere with a high level of individual support. About half the boarders are from the UK and half from overseas.