St George's School

Hertfordshire, United Kingdom

Location: Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age range: 11 - 18 years

About St George's School

St George's School is a co-educational academy school based in Hertfordshire for students aged 11-18. It is a Christian school.

Numbers at the school currently stand at approximately 1300. The academic sixth form also accommodates nearly 400 students.

The school was founded in 1907 by the Rev. Cecil Grant who sought to establish a non-denominational Christian school with its own chapel. He also wanted co-education to be made the cornerstone of a school where children could live in an atmosphere closely related to family life and based on Christian principles.


Helen Barton

Values and vision

St George's School’s motto “Aim Higher” broadly sets out what the school’s ethos is. 

The school aims for its students to grow into mature self-disciplined citizens and caring members of society prepared for the challenges they will face. It also aims to have an environment which provides for equality of opportunity and promotes good relations between individuals within the school and in the wider community on the basis of mutual respect. 


“Students enjoy an exciting and stimulating curriculum. A diverse range of additional activities helps them to develop their spiritual, moral, social and cultural understanding extremely well. The headteacher’s high expectations of all staff and students, shared by all leaders, are an important reason why achievement continues to be outstanding. Subject leaders are skilful in making sure that achievement, teaching and behaviour and safety are of a high standard. The governing body is highly influential in the academy’s success. Its members are knowledgeable and provide an excellent level of support and challenge.” 

View St George's School’s latest Ofsted report

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Address: Sun Lane, Harpenden, Hertfordshire, AL5 4TD, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1582 765477