The Girls’ Schools Association

The Girls’ Schools Association (GSA) represents day and boarding schools of all sizes. It encourages high standards of education for girls and promotes the benefits of being taught in a largely girls-only environment.

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Girls' schools in the South-West

Are you looking for a girls' only school in the South-West? Search here for independent girls' schools in Cornwall, Devon, Dorset and Somerset.

You will find all girls' schools listed at the bottom of this page. Use the filters below to narrow your search: you can select day or boarding schools, prep schools, senior schools or sixth forms. You can find the nearest girls' schools to you with our postcode search.

Click on a school's name for more information. Those schools with full profiles appear at the top of the listings in highlighted panels. Some schools provide links to their social media and you can also watch school videos.

Many girls' schools are members of the Girls' Schools Association, which is a good source of initial advice and information.

We also have a number of articles on independent education for girls, and you may find this one particularly useful:

'Should you send your daughter to a girls' school? How single-sex schools are tackling gender imbalance', by Charlotte Avery, 2017 president of the Girls' Schools Association.

Elsewhere on this site you can find advice on the questions to ask when choosing a school and help with finding independent school fees.

These search results are from, the online guide to independent schools in the UK, in partnership with John Catt's Which School? guidebook, first published in 1924, and John Catt's Preparatory Schools. We hope you find the perfect school for your child!

If you have any further questions or enquiries about independent education or a particular independent school, please get in touch with us at

Talbot Heath

Rothesay Road,
BH4 9NJ,

Girls, Boarding, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

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Bruton School for Girls

Sunny Hill,
BA10 0NT,

Girls, Boarding, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Hanford School

Child Okeford,
DT11 8HN,

Girls, Boarding, Preparatory.

Knighton House School and The Orchard Pre-prep

Blandford Forum,
DT11 0PY,

Girls, Boarding, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Sherborne Girls

Bradford Road,
DT9 3QN,

Girls, Boarding, Day, Senior, Sixth Form.

St Mary's School

SP7 9LP,

Girls, Boarding, Day, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

The Maynard School

Denmark Road,
EX1 1SJ,

Girls, Day, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Truro High School for Girls

Falmouth Road,
TR1 2HU,

Girls, Boarding, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.