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James Allen's Girls' School

James Allen's Girls' School

144 East Dulwich Grove, Dulwich, London, SE22 8TE

020 8693 1181



James Allen's Girls' School
School type Girls' Day
Founded 1741
Head of School Mrs Sally-Anne Huang
Date Appointed September 2015
Girls Age Range 4-18
Number of pupils 1,075
Pre-Prep & Prep £5,679 per term
Senior School £6,267 per term
Average Class Size 18-28
Teacher/Pupil ratio 1:9
Associations GSA, HMC, IAPS

'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 provides first class education to girls aged 4-18 in South London with a with character and social conscience, developing their personal and professional skills to prepare them for adulthood.

Key to our success is the ability attract a diverse mix of intellectually curious and dynamic pupils, with a means tested bursary scheme making the school accessible to girls from all economic backgrounds. Academic scholarships are also available alongside scholarships in music, sport and art.

JAGS is consistently ranked highly in national A-level results tables and students go on to study the top institutions in the UK and abroad.

Every girl is encouraged to explore a wide range of subjects when they join, covering all key areas and including several language options and creative disciplines. As they mature and choose to focus on subject specialisms, our teachers will help them gain qualifications at the highest level as well as develop research skills and become independent learners.

Our facilities include 22 acres of playing fields and a sports complex that includes a swimming pool, climbing wall and astro pitches. A professionally designed theatre gives girls a chance to learn about performing arts whilst a vibrant music department holds performances throughout the year in our new Community Music Centre with its 500 seat auditorium and 15 practice rooms.

School trips in the UK and around the world provide further opportunities to enhance academic learning and broaden life skills. Recent trips include volunteering at a school in Uganda, an art trip to New York and performing concerts during a music tour of Italy.

At JAGS we care that your daughter is happy and have a strong pastoral care team to give them support should they need it. The school has two School Nurses who are available to deal with medical and personal problems. Students can also talk to CAMHS counsellor and our School Chaplain.

For more information, visit our website www.jags.org.uk and follow us on Twitter and Facebook (@JAGSSchool).