Snapshot of College

College today is a vibrant community.  It remains committed to the pioneering goals set in 1854 of providing girls with a thorough academic education, whilst adapting to a complex and changing world.

It is currently one of the largest communities of boarding and day girls in Europe. The Principal is Eve Jardine-Young, herself a member of Guild (1988-1990, Elizabeth). See more about Eve Jardine-Young.

In 2014 it celebrated its 160th anniversary with a series of projects and events for all members of its community. 


Here are answers to some of the questions most frequently asked by Guild members

How big is College now?

848 girls

What is the split of Boarding to Day pupils?

80% Boarding and 20% Day

How many houses are there? 

9 Junior houses (6 boarding)
6 Sixth form houses (5 boarding)
Find out more about the houses

How international is College?

There are 46 different nationalities & over 35 languages spoken

Where do girls go after College?

481 offers received from Russell Group Universities in 2017
41 offers from Ivy League and other US Colleges in 2017
167 Oxbridge offers from 2011-2017

What else do the girls do outside of the classroom?

508 girls took extra music lessons in Autumn 2017
284 girls participated in Duke of Edinburgh in 2016/17
664 sports fixtures in 2016/17
338 girls took additional drama lessons in Autumn 2017
3,200 hours - volunteered annually as part of the Community Links Programme
160 different co-curricular activities

What has changed since I was at College?

There have been various changes to the College estate over the years, enhancing our sporting, art and drama facilities.