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St Catherine's School

St Catherine's School

Cross Deep, Twickenham, TW1 4QJ, Middlesex

020 8891 2898



St Catherine's School
School type Girls' Day Preparatory, Senior & Sixth Form
Founded 1914
Headmistress Mrs Johneen McPherson
Date Appointed September 2018
Girls Age Range 6-18 years
Number of pupils 405
Day fees per annum £14,010 - £17,910 per annum
Average Class Size 15-20
Teacher/Pupil ratio 1:9
Associations GSA, ISA, ISC, AGBIS, CISC

St Catherine's is a vibrant and caring Catholic school that welcomes girls of all faiths and backgrounds. Our friendly community helps each pupil develop confidence as she explores her gifts and talents, and is inspired to meet challenges creatively. The school proudly combines excellent pastoral care with an innovative and ambitious curriculum that prepares girls for the 21st century.

Our recent excellent inspection reports from the Independent Schools Inspectorate note that 'teaching at St Catherine's is more than the sum of its classroom parts... pupils have a wrap-around experience that leads them to learn exceptionally well' and that 'pupils flourish because of the secure, caring ethos of the school'. We see these features in the achievements of our girls and in their readiness to learn.

In the Prep Department, we are moving toward an exclusively key stage two structure, and investing in a rich and varied curriculum and co-curricular programme for girls in Year 3-6. The emphasis on curiosity and discovery establishes firm foundations that later lead to success in the Senior School (where each pupil has a guaranteed place).

St Catherine's girls enjoy a wide range of subjects and benefit from passionate and experienced teachers who know them well, offer support and challenge at all stages, and are in regular contact with parents.

The Senior School girls certainly rise to the challenges posed by public examinations. St Catherine's is proud of its value added at GCSE and A Level, and we enjoy seeing our young women go on to university courses and careers of their choice, and to bright futures.

Those who visit St Catherine's often remark on the warm and genuine enthusiasm of our pupils. The school's Christian ethos and emphasis on values helps girls to engage with the world around them, while open discussion, time for reflection, pupil-led committees and a wide range of opportunities create a lively environment where they can feel a sense of belonging. Our emphasis on character, and on the deeper values of compassion, integrity and resilience, is also developed through a comprehensive co-curricular programme.

St Catherine's is committed to developing its facilities and over recent years we have been pleased to see girls enjoying new buildings and refurbishments, like the Science Block and Sixth Form Centre, which are designed to enhance their curriculum and social experiences. We also provide exciting trips, competitions and school events throughout the year; whether it is a trip to Iceland, regional athletics finals or a part in the latest school musical, there are plenty of opportunities for girls to develop their skills and their friendships within the school community.

Information about public examination results, co-curricular opportunities and wrap-around care can all be found on the school website: www.stcatherineschool.co.uk