St Albans High School for Girls

St Albans High School for Girls

Day Hertfordshire

We are an independent C of E day school, founded in 1889, offering a continuous education and a commitment to individual excellence for 982 girls aged 4 to 18. Our Preparatory School is in nearby Wheathampstead, with the Senior School being in St Albans itself. Academic standards are very high: 91.2% A* to B at A Level and 90.4% A*/A at GCSE in 2014. We have an excellent reputation for pastoral care.

Head Mrs Jenny Brown
Year Founded 1889
Religion Christian
Inspection Report
Charity Commission
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St Albans High School for Girls has a total of 681 pupils, with 165 pupils in the Sixth Form.

Day pupil fees are from £4405 to £5600, per term.

681 Day Girls
(11- 18)
 

About St Albans High School for Girls

Fees

Fees (2016/17): £4405 - £5600 termly day fees: Reception £4405 (inc. lunch) Years 1-2 £4650 (inc. lunch) Years 3-6 £4650 Years 7-13 £5600 £13215 - £16800 annual day fees

Scholarships & Bursaries

Scholarships and bursaries:

11+ and 16+ Academic Scholarship (worth up to 10% of tuition fees)
11+ Du Cane Music Scholarship (worth up to 50% of tuition fees)
16+ Sixth Form Scholarships also for: Art/Design & Technology, Drama & Theatre Studies, Sports, Music
Fees Assistance:

A number available, from Reception, at any time of up to 100% of tuition fees.

Admissions Process

Entry 11+

We understand that all girls arriving at STAHS for entrance testing are likely to be nervous and may be sitting papers at a number of schools. With this in mind we work to make the admissions experience as smooth and straightforward as possible. After sitting the papers, which are designed to be interesting and stimulating, those invited for interview will find themselves engaged in activities that are challenging but fun. In addition to factual knowledge we aim to test problem-solving, mental ability, creativity and skills of communication. For many girls a further exploration of each of these, together with team work and discussion skills, will take place during individual or group interviews. At the interview stage we aim to evaluate the pupils in the round and take into consideration their interests, confidence and potential for full participation.

 

Entry 16+

When selecting girls to join our thriving Sixth Form, we look for independence, intellectual curiosity and creativity. All those coming for interview will find themselves in stimulating intellectual discussion. All staff involved enjoy the opportunity to engage with the refreshing new perspectives that our prospective pupils have.

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