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City of London School for Girls

St Giles Terrace, Barbican, London, England EC2Y 8BB

Private School (Fee Paying) Girls 11 - 18 Years Day

City Of London School for Girls, is in the heart of the capital and right alongside all the cultural heritage. We are known for our outstanding education, leading the country in scholarly exploration, pastoral development, partnerships and...

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Word From The Head

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Jenny Brown

Being in the heart of the capital and right alongside all the cultural heritage of the Barbican and the professional powerhouses of the City defines the school and is part of what makes it so exciting, but the real excitement is found within the classrooms.

This is a place of brave academic enquiry, of intellectual wonder and of fiercely independent thinkers. It’s hard to convey the excitement of the learning in this school, but whether it’s recent year 7 projects on freedom, a year 12 bounding excitedly into my office with news of her publication in a national medical periodical or hearing about the sixth form genetic engineering project or the pupil talking about her published fanfiction, I am daily struck by its scholarly energy. This is a place where ideas in these rooms become almost become bigger than the people in them, where the structures of learning can become an escape from the self and identity.

City is a school which never places any artificial division on our formal academic and co-curricular provision, but celebrates the wild adventure and the fun of learning wherever it is found.

It does so though without posture, or pose. We are a kind and compassionate place too, and our values of respect, responsibility and resourcefulness course through the concrete of our famous Barbican site. We are proud of our outstanding and individualised pastoral care, which encourages pupils to understand themselves and take considered and reflective ownership of their lives. We nurture an inclusive and kind community, which embraces the cultural and social mix in the school and world around us.

Pupils care about each other and the things that matter in life. They take themselves and their ambitions seriously and have a great deal of fun. We are so proud of all that our pupils achieve and contribute, finding opportunities to experiment and grow in confidence and serve the communities around them.

Our pupils are unfailingly good company; they regularly make me laugh and surprise me. Nothing can replace meeting them – or visiting our school, which really is a place of wonders. I do hope I can welcome you here very soon.

Jenny Brown, Headmistress

What We Offer

  • A Level - Advanced Level Examinations
  • GCSE - General Certificate of Secondary Education
  • IGCSE - International General Certificate of Secondary Education
  • LAMDA - London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art
  • Classics
  • Critical Thinking
  • Design Technology
  • Drama/Theatre
  • Economics
  • Engineering
  • Government/Politics
  • ICT
  • Philosophy/Ethics
  • Ancient Greek
  • Chinese
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Greek
  • Italian
  • Latin
  • Spanish
  • Athletics
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Cricket
  • Cross-Country
  • Fencing
  • Fitness Training
  • Football
  • Gymnastics
  • Hockey
  • Netball
  • Rounders
  • Swimming
  • Table Tennis
  • Tennis
  • Water Sports
  • Cadets
  • Chess
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Duke of Edinburgh
  • First Aid/Life Savers
  • Language Club
  • Public Speaking
  • Rock Climbing
  • Skiing
  • Yoga
  • Young Enterprise
  • Physical Disabilities
  • Dyslexia or Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD)
  • Delicate/Medical Conditions
  • After School Club
  • Gifted Children
  • International Students
  • School Bus Service
  • Special Diets


  • Entry test or exam
  • Interview
  • Report from previous school
  • Art
  • Assisted Places
  • Drama
  • Financial Assistance
  • Music
  • Sixth Form
  • Sport
  • Non-denominational
  • English

    Age Range & Fees

    Age Range11 to 18
    Annual Day Fees *£20664 to £20664
    Annual Weekly Boarding Fees *£0 to £0
    Annual Full Boarding Fees *£0 to £0
    * Currency: GB Pound

    Number Of Pupils

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    0Weekly Boarding0
    Boys Girls

    Number Of Staff

    Full-time: 64
    Part-time: 38

    % Pupils Gaining
    GCSE/IGCSE Passes 5 - 9

    % Pupils Gaining
    A Level Grades A – C

    % Pupils Going
    To University