St Albans High School for Girls

Overview of St Albans High School for Girls and 11 Plus information

Address: St Albans High School for Girls, 1-3 Townsend Avenue, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL1 3SJ



Boys – No

Girls – Yes

School Size – c. 930 – 950

St Albans High School for Girls Scholarships and bursaries available – Yes

St Albans High School for Girls 11 Plus Exam – English and mathematics


St Albans High School for Girls – Overview

St Albans High School, founded in 1889, is a Church of England day school for girls aged from 4 to 18. It consists of a senior school located in the original buildings close to the centre of St Albans and a preparatory school, Wheathampstead House, which includes the Early years Foundation Stage (EYFS), housed in buildings approximately five miles away from St Albans in the village of Wheathampstead.  The governing body has oversight of all sections of the school.

The school’s main aims are to give all pupils the stimulus and encouragement to develop their academic abilities, a wide range of interests and a sense of personal values and to make education a challenging and positive experience in which each girl can feel some measure of success and acquire confidence and self-esteem. It seeks to do so through high standards of education and care, a wide curriculum, developing pupils’ social awareness and sense of responsibility, responding to educational initiatives and constant review and improvement of school facilities.

The ability profile of the school is above the national average, with many pupils far above the national average. With very few exceptions, pupils from the preparatory school progress to the senior school and sixth-form leavers proceed to higher education.  Pupils come from a range of backgrounds and girls of all religious denominations, nationalities and faiths are admitted.

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