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City of London School for Girls

St Giles' Terrace, Barbican, London, EC2Y 8BB

Opened in 1894, the City of London School for Girls is situated in the heart of the Barbican, attracting students from all over Greater London. Year Groups extend between ages 11-18, fostering ‘intellectual wonder and fiercely independent thinkers’. They are...

Phone: 02078475500

Website: www.clsg.org.uk

Head: Mrs Jenny Brown

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Opened in 1894, the City of London School for Girls is situated in the heart of the Barbican, attracting students from all over Greater London. Year Groups extend between ages 11-18, fostering ‘intellectual wonder and fiercely independent thinkers’. They are a selective, independent day school, necessitating two assessments and an interview for 11+ applicants, and for 16+, an assessment and interview is required prior to an offer. Only music scholarships are offered to 11+ pupils, extending to drama, art and sport for 16+ pupils. There are a multitude of students at the School in receipt of a Bursary, and these are allocated to 12-15 students at 11+, and up to three at 16+. Well-being is certainly well-catered for, with a counselling department run by qualified counsellors with extensive experience. Meetings can be individual or in groups, and thus create a safe, comforting environment for the students. There is a designated SEND Head, along with other SEN Specialist providers for those students in need of extra academic support.

Hampstead Heath, Mile End Stadium, and the Barbican highwalks provide external sports grounds and running tracks for the girls, though with two on-site tennis courts and their own pool, sports is a strong part of the school identity. There are many musical ensembles and opportunities for engagement, extending into the extra-curricular activities. Girls can join clubs such as the Japanese Pen-Pal Exchange, the Chocolate Biscuit Club, Chess and the Duke of Edinburgh Award. 70% of their most recent (2022) GCSE results were awarded a 9, with 92% achieving 8-9 (A*), and 99% awarded Grades 7-9 (A*-A). Their Academic reputation is clear, and A-Level Leavers go on to highly-regarded Universities such as Edinburgh, Oxbridge, UCL, Warwick and Durham.

Sector: Independent

Type: Junior School, Senior School, Sixth Form, Through School

Day/Boarding: Day Only

Setting: City

Total Pupils: 744

Ages Covered: 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18

Gender: Girls

Religious Ethos: Inter/Non-denominational

Opening Date: 1894

Sibling Policy: Yes

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Selection: Academically Selective

Curriculum:

  • Cambridge Pre U