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St James’ Senior Girls School

Founded in 1975, we are an independent day school for girls aged 11-18 located in West Kensington, London.

Our unique approach is rooted in kindness and a belief in the limitless possibility of the human spirit, facilitated by expert teaching and compassionate pastoral care.

In an ‘always-on’ world, our pupils are never afraid to stop and think, drawing on ancient wisdom to bring fresh perspectives and creative solutions to personal and global challenges.
St James girls learn to speak the truth, live generously and aim for the best, resulting in excellent academic outcomes and laying firm foundations for lifelong success.

Our Purpose
Is to equip children with the lifelong benefits of early wisdom, fostering their aspirations for a brighter future. We believe in instilling a thirst for improvement and cultivating a philosophical education.

Our Mission
Is to offer a unique education based on eastern and western philosophical foundations in a nurturing environment that allows your child to grow, flourish and succeed. Providing a deeper learning experience resulting in successful academic outcomes.

We aim to educate and nurture pupils ‘to be their best selves in all that they do.’

Is to be seen as global leaders in education founded on philosophical principles.

Our Promise
Is that within each of our schools, the unique St James philosophy is real, living and practised daily by all. We educate, providing pupils with a deeper learning experience, we nurture and inspire brilliance through our unique St James philosophy.

Our Values

Philosophical St James cares for a child’s spirit, mind and body.

Mindful St James helps to prepare a child for life.

Community St James welcomes all.

Purposeful St James recognises and appreciates every child for who they are.

Our Philosophical Traditions – the roots and foundations that are…
‘Uniquely St James’

11+ Assesses
London 11+ Consortium - Maths, Problem Solving, English, Verbal Reasoning, Non-Verbal Reasoning, Analysis (aka Creative Comprehension)

Admissions contact
Boys / Co-Ed / Girls

Girls Day School

Age range

11- 18 years

Type of exam

London 11+ consortium
Online test in English, Maths, Verbal reasoning and Non- verbal reasoning.
Plus interview either before or after the exam.
Conditional on GCSE results
Typically requiring a minimum of five GCSEs graded 7-6
School reference/report.
Plus a personal statement.

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