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St Gabriel's

Sandleford Priory, Newbury, Berkshire, England RG20 9BD

Age Range & Fees

Age Range1 to 18
Annual Day Fees *£9960 to £16260
Annual Weekly Boarding Fees *£0 to £0
Annual Full Boarding Fees *£0 to £0
* Currency: GB Pound

Number of Pupils

Boys Girls
0Full Boarding0
0Weekly Boarding0

Number of Staff

Full-time: 59
Part-time: 40

GCSE Pass Rate - Age 16

Pass Rate - Age 18

Exams at age 18

Higher Education

Pupils who went on to Higher Education
Head Photo

Mr Ricki Smith MEd, MA, PGCE

St Gabriel’s School is situated on the A34 two miles south of Newbury and occupies a beautiful Grade 1 listed building in 54 acres of grounds landscaped by Capability Brown. An established, vibrant and cohesive day school community, St Gabriel’s combines traditional Christian values and strong pastoral care with a progressive, ‘real world’ attitude within a safe, happy and supportive environment.

Visitors to St Gabriel’s quickly recognise that it is no ordinary school. Offering the opportunity for a seamless, natural progression from Nursery through to Sixth Form, parents are impressed by the enthusiasm and sense of purpose of both the staff and pupils. Girls experience exceptionally high achievements in many spheres of school life and have the opportunity, resources, and confidence to exploit fully their natural individual potential, whether it be in the classroom, in the concert hall, on stage, on canvas or on the sports field.

With an ethos of mutual trust and respect between girls and their teachers it is hardly surprising that the Independent Schools’ Inspectorate commented that

‘The curricular and extra-curricular provision is excellent across the whole school and supports the aim to be a forward-thinking school where pupils can achieve the best results of which they are capable.....’

In 2010, girls attained 89% of their A level results at grades A*-B, with 14% being at the new A* grade. Whilst at GCSE, the girls enjoyed over 98% of their grades at A*-C.

St Gabriel’s has benefited from considerable investment over the last 10 years and continues to enhance its facilities. A state of the art ICT and Modern Foreign Languages block was completed in 2011, where the computer technology allows staff to tailor the learning to each individual student’s needs.

I believe St Gabriel’s offers the difference between a future and a brighter future for your daughter. Please come and visit us and see how we really do prepare girls to meet the demands of a modern changing world.
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What we offer

  • Business studies
  • Classics
  • Critical thinking
  • Design technology
  • Drama/Theatre
  • Economics
  • Government/Politics
  • ICT
  • Painting/Sculpture
  • Philosophy/Ethics
  • Photography
  • Psychology
  • Theology
  • Ancient Greek
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Latin
  • Mandarin
  • Spanish
  • Athletics
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Cricket
  • Cross-country
  • Fencing
  • Football
  • Gymnastics
  • Hockey
  • Martial arts
  • Netball
  • Rounders
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Ballet
  • Chess
  • Dance
  • Drama productions
  • Duke of Edinburgh Award
  • Horse riding and management
  • Language club
  • Public speaking/Debating
  • Skiing
  • Yoga
  • Young Enterprise
  • Band/Orchestra
  • Brass
  • Choir
  • Guitar
  • Jazz
  • Keyboard
  • Percussion
  • Singing
  • Strings
  • Woodwind
  • After school club
  • Before school/Breakfast club
  • Experience of gifted children
  • Particular diets
  • School bus service
  • Dyslexia
  • SEBD
  • Aspergers
  • Delicate/Medical

Method of Entry

  • Entry test or exam
  • GCSE results
  • Interview
  • Report from previous school
  • Registration
  • Taster days
  • This is a girls only school, but its pre-school or nursery takes both boys and girls

Scholarships & Bursaries

  • Drama
  • Academic
  • Art
  • Music
  • Other scholarships
  • 6th Form
  • Ballet or dance
  • Means tested bursaries

Curriculum and Exams:

  • AQA
    Assessments and Qualifications Alliance
  • Edexcel Foundation
  • OCR
    Oxford, Cambridge and RSA Examinations

Religious Affliations:

  • Church of England

Teaching Languages:

  • English
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