About St Catherine's Bramley
St Catherine’s is an academically selective Church of England School
with a strong focus on roundedness. It offers all its pupils access to a
first rate education in the broadest sense. Though the school has Christian foundations, they welcome girls from all faiths and none.
There are approximately 860 pupils, aged 4 - 18, with 220 in the Prep School. Of the 640 in the Senior School around 170 are boarders (c.25% of the whole School) and in Sixth Form around 40% of girls board.
Founded in 1885 as a girls’ school for day and boarding pupils, the
School’s traditions are well established. The first hundred and thirty
years of its history reflect the School’s steady evolution into a
forward-looking educational establishment for girls and young women
which still retains the best values of the past whilst embracing new
educational approaches and committing to preparing young women for their
ongoing education and lives beyond School. Read testimonials from existing and past parents.
The School Houses are at the heart of the pastoral structure of the
School. In the Senior School, dedicated and experienced House Mistresses
and a Housemaster ensure that girls truly belong. House staff nurture those in their care
and build a strong understanding of each girl as they watch their
journeys through the school with interest and pride.
They offer weekly, occasional and full boarding, overseen by resident
Housemistresses and a team of staff who live on-site. Find out more about boarding for 11+ entrants. Their largest intake for boarders is at 11+ with a small number of places at 13+ and then for Sixth Form. Boarders enjoy a range of weekend activities including trips to museums, cinemas, theme parks and historic towns around the UK. There is also seasonal entertainment such as a Burns Night Supper, Chinese New Year celebrations, firework displays and more. Plenty of activities can be accessed on-site to enjoy too, with everything from archery and self-defence to games nights and cooking classes.
The school is situated in Bramley village three miles outside Guildford town centre (the train takes just over 40 minutes to London Waterloo from Guildford) and is also conveniently located for both Gatwick and Heathrow airports. For more information on the location click here.
St Catherine’s global boarding community includes over 19 different
nationalities from across the globe. They are also a popular choice for
girls from both the local Surrey, Hampshire and Greater London areas
along with girls from across the UK.
Excellent teaching, first rate facilities and a caring pastoral team
combine to make St Catherine’s a vibrant and highly successful school
for both boarders and day girls. Above all, they aim to give pupils
both the opportunities and the confidence to develop fully their own
individual talents and abilities.
- Strong academic results
- First rate facilities
- Beautiful 25 acre campus
- Strong pastoral care
- Wide range of extracurricular activities
- Conveniently located for both Gatwick and Heathrow airports
2023/24 School Fees
Middle & Senior: Boarding and Tuition
Set in the beautiful countryside of the Surrey Hills, the school’s 25 acre campus offers attractive boarding accommodation and word class facilities including:
- An auditorium with orchestra pit
- Music recording studio
- Two drama studios
- Newly opened Art & Maker Space
- Newly opened Sixth Form boarding accommodation, ‘The 6’
A wide selection of activities, clubs and societies is offered and girls are encouraged to spread their wings on arrival and try out new things as well as pursuing those with which they are long familiar.
- Rock Band
- Wind Band
- Chapel Choir
- Art Club
- Modern Dance
- Ballet & Tap
- Ceramics Club
- Board Games Club
- Explore (Christian Union)
- Coding Club
- Middle School Science Club
- Debating & Public Speaking
- Philosophy Club
Sixth Form: Details about what's specifically available for Sixth Form students can be found here.