Backgirls boarding school

St Catherine's School

School Name: St Catherine's School
Location: Station Road, Bramley, Guildford, Surrey GU5 0DF, United Kingdom
Founded Year: 1885
Religion: Church of England
Type: Girls
Boarding Age: 11-18
Year Group: Year 6 - Year 13
No. of Students: 720
No. of Boarders: 160
School Facilities:
Entry Requirement:

60% at Common Entrance Examination (UK)

Sixth Form Entry Requirement:
Extracurricular Activities:
  • The students take part in a wide range of sports, including netball, tennis, swimming, and lacrosse. The school has four lacrosse pitches and a number of netball/tennis courts. In the Preparatory School, hockey is played.
  • The school hosts a variety of creative arts, with the students regularly taking part in art, textiles, design technology, home economics, drama and music lessons.

Contact Details
Director of Admissions:
Station Road, Bramley, Guildford, Surrey GU5 0DF, United Kingdom
+44 (0) 1483 899609

The School

  • To provide an excellent all-round day, boarding and weekly boarding education which will prepare girls for happy and fulfi lling lives.
  • To provide sound academic teaching, up-todate facilities and a wide range of extracurricular activities.
  • To foster the personal, social, spiritual, cultural and physical development of our pupils as well as their academic development.
  • To give our pupils enough confi dence and guidance to help them develop fully their own talents and abilities both in and out of the classroom.
  • To encourage Christian values, thoughts and deeds.
  • To encourage our pupils to treat everyone with respect and courtesy and show concern for the needs of others, fostering team work and community spirit.
  • To provide sound advice and guidance on further education, careers and promote an awareness of the need for economic wellbeing.
  • In the year 2011, 17% of the students were admitted to Oxbridge.


  • Please contact the Admission Office directly by email, by post or visit the School website for latest information.

Boarding Houses

  • Spacious dorms which house two, three or four girls depending on the size of the room.
  • They have a big common room to enjoy watching TV and movies during their chill out time.
  • 6th Form Boarding is accommodated within a group buildings.
  • The 6th Form ouse is run by the Housemistress.

GCSE Subjects

  • Art, Art History, Biology, Chemistry, Classic, Design and Technology, Economics, English, Geography, History, Mathematics, Modern languages, Physics, Science school, Music, Theology

GCE AL Subject Choice

  • Art, Art History, Biology, Chemistry, Classic, Design Technology, Economics, English, French, Geography, German, Greek, History, Latin, Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Music, Philosophy & Theology, Physics, Russian, Spanish

2012/13 Boarding Fees# (GBP£) Per Term (3 Terms Per Year)


Remark: #Inclusive of tuition fees but exclusive of miscellaneous fees, such as uniform, extracurricular activities

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