Garscube Terrace, Edinburgh EH12 6BG
10 reasons to choose St George's School for Girls Junior & Lower
St George’s School for Girls Junior & Lower has a Schoolsmith Score® of 85. It is one of the best independent prep schools in Edinburgh and one of the 4 best primary schools for 1.5 miles.
St George’s School for Girls Junior & Lower is an independent prep day and boarding school for girls between the ages of 1.5 and 13 years. It has a co-ed nursery. Boarding from Year 6 for the very small number of pupils who board. 80% are full boarders and 20% are weekly or flexi boarders. The school has a non-selective admissions policy. It is the junior division of St George’s School for Girls, an all-through school to age 18. Day fees at St George’s School for Girls Junior & Lower range from £3,725 (Rec) to £5,427 per term (2023/24). Full boarding fees range from £11,225 to £11,884 per term.
Average class size
St George’s School for Girls Junior & Lower has one class per year to P2, two from P3, three from P6, one in S1, and an average class size of 18 pupils.
St George’s School for Girls Junior School pupils move seamlessly through to the Lower School and then most move up to the Upper School at the end of S1.
The St George's School for Girls Junior & Lower curriculum
School curriculum is based on the Scottish Curriculum for Excellence. Secondary school education starts in P7. The curriculum also includes PSHE, enterprise, French, Spanish, Latin. Each pupil may participate in over 10 different extra-curricular academic activities or hobby clubs.
More on the curriculum
There are regular educational trips for all year groups and visiting speakers. Outdoor learning is timetabled from P1 to P5, with adventure residential trips from P6.
Specialist teachers for sport, music, art, drama, computing, and languages throughout, and for most subjects from Primary 7.
Sport at St George's School for Girls Junior & Lower
School offers between 10 and 15 different sports over the course of the year. Competitive teams in major sports from Primary 3. In recent years the school has enjoyed national success in rounders.
The Arts at St George's School for Girls Junior & Lower
Art, music and drama are taught as discrete curricular subjects to all pupils. All pupils learn an instrument in class and half take extra-curricular instrument lessons from P3. Two choirs, an orchestra and several instrument ensembles. There are some extra-curricular creative and performing arts clubs.
Wraparound care from 7.45am to 6.00pm. Care available for 50 weeks of the year. Minibus service.
Find another school near St George's School for Girls Junior & Lower
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