St Catherine's School
Cross Deep, Twickenham, TW1 4QJ, Middlesex
020 8891 2898
|Headmistress||Mrs Johneen McPherson|
|Date Appointed||September 2018|
|Girls Age Range||3-18|
|Number of pupils||440|
|Day fees per annum||£11,205 - £15,585|
|Average Class Size||15-20|
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 over 100 years' experience of independent education and a modern curriculum that prepares girls for the 21st century.
Our recent excellent inspection reports from the Independent Schools Inspectorate and the Diocese of Westminster 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, which takes girls from 3 to 11 years of age, an emphasis on curiosity and discovery establishes firm foundations which later allow pupils to excel in the Senior School and Sixth Form. All girls enjoy the wide range of subjects and benefit from teaching staff who are passionate about giving each of them the opportunity to thrive. Teachers and tutors know the girls individually, and so offer support and challenge at all stages, and are in regular contact with parents.
The girls certainly rise to the challenges posed by public examinations. St Catherine's is proud of the value that is added to their achievements as they progress through the School and we enjoy seeing so many 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 creative 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 extra-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 Costa Rica, 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, extra-curricular opportunities and wrap-around care can all be found on the school website: www.stcatherineschool.co.uk