James Allen's Girls' School
144 East Dulwich Grove, Dulwich, London, SE22 8TE
020 8693 1181
|Head of School||Mrs Sally-Anne Huang|
|Date Appointed||September 2015|
|Girls Age Range||4-18|
|Number of pupils||1,075|
|Pre-Prep & Prep||£5,215 per term|
|Senior School||£5,997 per term|
|Average Class Size||18-28|
|Associations||GSA, HMC, IAPS|
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'When you begin your life as a JAGS girl you join a community which combines extraordinary tradition with a forward-looking approach. The oldest girls' school in London, we strive for excellence in all we do, developing scholarly young women who gain top academic results and places at top institutions. But there is nothing pompous or old fashioned about a JAGS education.
Come and visit us and you will meet future doctors and engineers in our labs, Oxbridge scholars in our library and the next generation of politicians and diplomats in our lecture theatre. But these same girls will also be volunteers in charity placements at the weekends, will sing loudly in the gospel choir or tap dance across our stage. The portrait of our founder, James Allen, hangs on the main school corridor. The same man who had the vision to educate young women back in 1741, proudly declares beneath the painting that he was 'Six feet high, skilful as a Skaiter, a Jumper, athletic and humane'. We love the fact that James could skate - a true advocate of a full extra-curricular programme. But it's his humanity we most admire and most seek to uphold.
Celebrating a grounded approach and founded on a long standing tradition of diversity and access, JAGS is a genuine reflection of modern, south London life.'
Sally-Anne Huang, Headmistress
James Allen's Girls' School welcomes girls from 4 - 18 years. Admission is primarily at 4+, 7+, 11+ and 16+ and is based upon assessment. There are occasionally chance vacancies available. Full bursaries are available at 11+ and 16+ as well as academic scholarships alongside sports, art and music scholarships. For information on admissions please visit our website www.jags.org.uk
Our facilities are excellent; 22 acres of fields and astro pitches, a state-of-the-art swimming pool, dance studios, a climbing wall, a professionally designed theatre, extensive well-stocked libraries and, opening Spring 2018, a brand new music centre with dedicated practice rooms and ICT suites.
Every girl is encouraged to explore a wide range of subjects at the beginning of their school career, covering all key areas and including several language options and creative disciplines. As they mature and choose to focus on subject specialisms, the inspirational teaching we offer allows them not only to gain qualifications at the highest level but also to develop research skills and become independent learners.
At JAGS we care that your daughter is happy. Most of the time things will go really well. Girls will build good relationships with each other and their teachers and thrive at JAGS. Ensuring consistency of care, every pupil’s Form Tutor remains with them through each Key Stage. The school has two School Nurses who are available to deal with medical and personal problems. Students can also talk to a CAMHS counsellor who visits twice a week or one of our two Youth Workers. Sometimes it is felt that a pupil will benefit from a having a staff or Sixth Form mentor.
JAGS is consistently ranked in the top 20 of UK secondary schools for A-level results. JAGS students go on to study at wide range of universities and colleges across the globe including Oxbridge colleges. For the most up to date list of university places offered to JAGS students, please see our website.