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?

866 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 50 different nationalities and over 30 languages spoken

Where do girls go after College?

2,491 offers received from Russell Group Universities in the last five years
142 students have gone to US Colleges since 2011
89 Oxbridge offers since 2017

What else do the girls do outside of the classroom?

481 girls took extra music lessons in Autumn Term 2021
3,000 sports fixtures in the last five years
273 girls took additional drama lessons in Autumn Term 2021
3,500 hours - volunteered annually as part of the Community Links Programme
184 different co-curricular activities
97 hours and 35 girls to build a Caterham Kit Car

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.