St George's, Edinburgh

Edinburgh, City of, United Kingdom

Location: Edinburgh, City of, United Kingdom
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Girls
Age range: 2 - 18 years

About St George's, Edinburgh

St George’s School for Girls is an independent, all-through school in Edinburgh. It caters for approximately 800 girls aged between two and eighteen.  

Founded in 1888 by pioneers of women’s education, St George’s is the largest all-girls school in Scotland and the only all-through girls’ school in Edinburgh. The school was named the top Scottish Independent School for Advanced Higher results by the Best-Schools website in 2014 and 2013.    


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Vision and values 

The main vision of St George’s School for Girls is to produce women of independent mind who are equipped with the academic and life skills to succeed. The ethos is based on four values: truth, honour, freedom and courtesy. Students and staff alike are encouraged to be respectful towards one another. Pupils learn in an environment free of gender stereotypes.  

St George’s nursery curriculum is based on child-led activities, involving problem-solving, creativity and role play. For the older students, the curriculum is based on GCSE and Scottish Higher and Advanced Higher examinations in eight areas: languages, maths, social studies, sciences, health and well-being, religious and moral education, expressive arts and technologies. The school also emphasises the importance of outdoor learning and physical activity as a supplement to academic learning.    

Education Scotland report 

“The school’s systematic approaches to tracking and monitoring children’s and young people’s performance provides staff with very helpful information about each child’s progress and development. The headteacher has a strong and clear vision for the school as a place where children and young people receive the best education to develop their ambitions and fulfil their aspirations.” 

View St George’s School for Girls’ latest ES report 

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Address: Garscube Terrace, Murrayfield, Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH12 6BG, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 131 311 8000
What people say about us

‘My daughter is happy for the first time in all her school years. I have witnessed her evolve from a shy and reserved child into a confident young lady who has established a vibrant enthusiasm for both her learning and the friendships she has been supported with at school. As a parent, choosing St George's is one of the best decisions I have made.

- Parent feedback survey

‘St George's School is well-structured and professional. The girls move seamlessly from Junior through Lower to Upper school. Your daughter will develop an independent mind and life-long friendships. Academically, she will be stretched to be the best she can be. A key strength is the school's ability to be very flexible, for example, in subject choices for GCSE and Higher exams - even accommodating extra topics for very gifted girls.

- Parent feedback survey

My daughter has been at St G's since she was 3 years old and is now entering her final year. It has given her the most wonderful experiences, educationally and in her social and emotional development. It truly is a unique school!!!

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