ANNUAL INFORMATION - St Catherine's, Bramley

 
ANNUAL INFORMATION - St Catherine's, Bramley
ANNUAL
INFORMATION
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ANNUAL INFORMATION - St Catherine's, Bramley
St Catherine’s Senior School

St Catherine’s Prep School
ANNUAL INFORMATION - St Catherine's, Bramley
CONT E NTS
GOVERNING BODY		2
STAFF		2
CURRICULUM: PREP & SENIOR		8
A LEVEL & IGCSE/GCSE RESULTS		11
A LEVEL SUBJECT GRADE BREAKDOWN		                                                          12
DESTINATION OF LEAVERS 2019		14
DESTINATION OF LEAVERS 2020		15
BOARDING		16
SCHOLARSHIPS & BURSARIES		18
FEES & EXTRAS		20
USEFUL INFORMATION		21
TRAVEL		26
TEAR OFF APPLICATION FORM		27
HOW TO FIND US		                                                                           29

PRO SPEC TI VE PA REN TS’ EVEN TS
S E N I O R S C H O O L - 9. 1 5 a m          P R E P S C H O O L - 9 . 45 A M                  B OA R D I N G I N F O R M AT I O N E V E N I N G S
Tuesday 22 September 2020
            nd
                                              Wednesday 23rd September 2020                     To learn more about boarding at
Sixth Form Open Event -                       Wednesday 14th October 2020                       St Catherine’s, please contact the Registrar for
Friday 2nd October 2020                       Friday 13th November 2020                         further information.
Thursday 15th October 2020                    Friday 5th February 2021
                                                                                                ‘Boarding Taster’ opportunities are available
Thursday 19th November 2020                   Thursday 11th March 2021
                                                                                                for girls who are registered to sit entrance
Wednesday 27th January 2021                   Wednesday 28th April 2021
                                                                                                examinations.
Friday 12th March 2021                        Friday 11th June 2021 (Reception entry 4+)
Tuesday 27th April 2021
Wednesday 16th June 2021

Please call the registrars or visit our website to book your place.

USEF U L C O N TAC TS
Full, weekly and flexi-boarding at St Catherine’s                           01483 899609    admissions@stcatherines.info
Senior School Registrar/Admissions                                          01483 899609    admissions@stcatherines.info
Prep School Registrar/Admissions                                            01483 899665    prepadmissions@stcatherines.info
Senior School Office                                                        01483 893363    schooloffice@stcatherines.info
Preparatory School Office                                                   01483 899665    prepschool.office@stcatherines.info
Senior Nursing Sister                                                       01483 899630    linda.green@stcatherines.info
School Uniform Shop                                                         01483 899709    school.shop@stcatherines.info
Business Centre                                                             01483 899701    businessteampa@stcatherines.info
Foundation Office                                                           01483 899692    association@stcatherines.info

FOR MORE DETAILS ABOUT ST CATHERINE’S, PLEASE LOOK AT OUR WEBSITE: www.stcatherines.info
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ANNUAL INFORMATION - St Catherine's, Bramley
GOVERNING BODY
    The Chairman of the Governing Body is Mr Peter Martin BA FRGS FCCA
    c/o Clerk to the Governors, St Catherine’s School, Bramley, Guildford GU5 0DF
    Mr Albert Alonzo Esq BSc, PhD                  Mrs Clare Johnstone (Dr C.Higgens) MBBS,        Mr Jonathan Tippett Esq BSc, FCA,TEP
    Mr John Blauth Esq BA FRSA, MCMI, MRAeS        MRCS LRCP, MD, FRCP                             Mr Denis Ulyet Esq MRICS BSC
    Mr Michael Bustard Esq JP, FICPD               Dr Michael Jordan MA, MB, BChir, FRCA           CLERK TO THE GOVERNORS:
    Prof Finbarr Cotter MB, BS, FRCP(UK),          Brigadier Matthew Lowe MBE MA RCDS              Mrs Diane Haeffele
    FRCPath, FRCP(I), PhD                          Dr Janet McGowan MBBS, FRCA
    Mrs Penny Crouch LLB                           Mr Andrew Pianca Esq FCA
    Mrs Karen Farrell                              Mrs Sue Shipway

    STAFF LIST
    Headmistress                            Mrs Alice Phillips, MA Cantab headmistress@stcatherines.info
    Headmistress of Preparatory School      Miss Naomi Bartholomew, BEd Cantab, QTS, MA London, prep.headmistress@stcatherines.info
    Chaplain                                Rev’d Dr Benjamin McNair Scott, BA, CELTA, PGCE, MA, PhD London chaplain@stcatherines.info

    S EN IO R SCH O O L S EN I O R M A N AG EM EN T T E A M
    Director of Staff                      Mrs Claire Wyllie, MA Dunelm, PGCE claire.wyllie@stcatherines.info
    Director of Studies                    Mrs Jacki Deakin, BSc UCL, PGCE jacki.deakin@stcatherines.info
    Senior Housemistress                   Mrs Kirsty Meredith, BA London, AKC, PGCE kirsty.meredith@stcatherines.info
    Head of Sixth Form                     Mrs Kate Hawtin, BA Dunelm, PGCE kate.hawtin@stcatherines.info (maternity leave)
    School Administrator                   Mrs Sheila Kelsall, BSc, MA Open, PGCE sheila.kelsall@stcatherines.info
    Chief Operating Officer                Mrs Carol Carloss, MBIFM carol.carloss@stcatherines.info
    Head of Boarding                       Mrs Alice Phillips, MA Cantab headofboardingpa@stcatherines.info
    Communications/Diversity/Covid 19      Mr Carl Gladwell, BA London, PGCE (History and Politics) carl.gladwell@stcatherines.info
    Whole School Brief, UCAS PQA

    PRE P SCH O O L SEN I O R M A N AG EM EN T T E A M
    Deputy Head – Curriculum            Mrs Julie Micklethwaite, BEd Roehampton, OCR Dip SpLD julie.micklethwaite@stcatherines.info
    Deputy Head – Pre-Prep              Miss Emily Jefford, BA Kingston, QTS emily.jefford@stcatherines.info
    Deputy Head – Staff                 Mrs Wendy Gibbs, BEd Winchester wendy.gibbs@stcatherines.info

    BUS IN E SS CE N T RE M A N AG EM EN T
    Chief Financial Officer               Mr Graham Langford graham.langford@stcatherines.info
    Estate Manager                        Mrs Emma Clarke emma.clarke@stcatherines.info
    Venue Hire and Sports Club Manager Mr Robert Mitchell rob.mitchell@stcatherines.info
    Management Accountant                 Mrs Helen Ross helen.ross@stcatherines.info

    W H O LE SCH O O L R E S P O N S I BI L I T I E S
    Senior Teacher - UCAS PQA and Sixth Form - Mr Carl Gladwell
    Senior Teacher - NQT Mentor, Marketing (School Magazine) - Mr Philip Friend
    Senior Teacher - Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme Coordinator, Sixth Form Charities and Philanthropy Boards and Head of Psychology -
    Mrs Jean Arrick
    Director of Development and Marketing - Ms Pippa Carte
    Head of Digital Learning - Mrs Angelique Burns
    Head of Life Matters - Mrs Izzy McLean
    Thinking Skills Coordinator - Mrs Isabel Cook
    Website Editor - Mrs Davina Byrne

    S EN IO R SCH O O L P U BL I C E X A M I N AT I O N S , C A R EER S AND HI GHER ED UC ATI ON
    Examinations Officer – Miss Elizabeth Bathurst
    Director of Careers Education - Mrs Sue Weighell
    UCAS Coordinator - Mr Carl Gladwell, assisted by UCAS advisors - Mrs Jacki Deakin, Mrs Sue Weighell and the Sixth Form Tutor Team
    Oxbridge Coordinators - Dr Elodie Nevin, Mrs Claerwen Patterson
    Oxbridge Mentors - Mrs Jessica Ashby, Dr Kathleen Puech, Mrs Hannah Simcock, Dr Jennifer Taylor
    Local Outreach Coordinator - Mrs Helen Hobourn

    IC T AN D AN N IVE R SA RY H A L L S
    Director of Digital Technologies - Mr Daniel Raymond dan.raymond@stcatherines.info
    Technical Director, Anniversary Halls - Mr Lewis Logan-Fowler lewis.logan-fowler@stcatherines.info
    Prep School Director of Digital Learning, ICT and Computing – Mrs Katie Malins katie.malins@stcatherines.info
    Senior School ICT Trainer - Mrs Davina Byrne davina.byrne@stcatherines.info
    Technician, ICT and Anniversary Halls - Mr Matthew Coppinger matt.coppinger@stcatherines.info
2   ICT Technician - Mr Matthew Birch matt.birch@stcatherines.info
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Apprentice ICT Technician - Mr Richard Fear richard.fear@stcatherines.info
Junior ICT Technician - Mr Sandip Gurung sandip.gurung@stcatherines.info

FO UN DAT IO N O F F I C E
Development Director                    Ms Pippa Carte pippa.carte@stcatherines.info
Association Director                    Mrs Dawn Pilkington dawn.pilkington@stcatherines.info
Marketing Director                      Ms Pippa Carte pippa.carte@stcatherines.info
Capital Campaign Officer                Mrs Jane Pink jane.pink@stcatherines.info
Marketing and Publications Design       Mrs Hannah Walsh hannah.walsh@stcatherines.info
Development Officer                     Mrs Fiona Haywood fiona.haywood@stcatherines.info
Events Officer                          Mrs Fran Flammiger fran.flammiger@stcatherines.info
Photographer in Residence               Miss Laura Hirons laura.hirons@stcatherines.info

S EN IO R SCH O O L L I BR A R I A N - Mrs Kathryn Bainbridge, BA, MA Loughborough, CILIP kathryn.bainbridge@stcatherines.info
PR E P SCH O O L LIBR A R I A N Mrs Jacqueline Sadler, BA Brunel jacqui.sadler@stcatherines.info

S EN IO R SCH O O L T EAC H I N G STA F F
Mrs Vic Alexander, BEd Brighton (Physical Education) vic.alexander@stcatherines.info
Mr Duncan Appleby, BMus, Birmingham Conservatoire, MPerf RCM (Music) duncan.appleby@stcatherines.info
Mrs Jean Arrick, BSc Liverpool, PGCE (Psychology) jean.arrick@stcatherines.info
Mrs Jessica Ashby, MA Cantab, PGCE (Classics) jessica.ashby@stcatherines.info
Mrs Nicola Austin, MChem Oxon, QTS (Chemistry) nicola.austin@stcatherines.info
Miss Elizabeth Bathurst, BA, MA Dunelm, PGCE (Music) elizabeth.bathurst@stcatherines.info
Mrs Simone Berry, BA Kent, PGCE (French and German) simone.berry@stcatherines.info
Mrs Annabelle Blake, CCA, SRA Advanced (Tennis/Squash) annabelle.blake@stcatherines.info
Dr Mark Bramwell, BSc, PhD Manchester, PGCE, QTS (Chemistry) mark.bramwell@stcatherines.info
Mr Guy Brindley, BA, MSt Oxon, ITT (Classics) guy.brindley@stcatherines.info
Miss Katherine Brooke, BA Agnes Scott College, ITT (Economics) katy.brooke@stcatherines.info
Mrs Angelique Burns, BA Leeds, PGCE (History) angelique.burns@stcatherines.info
Mrs Davina Byrne, BSc Farnborough, PGCE (PCET), QTS (ICT) davina.byrne@stcatherines.info
Mr Federico Canales-Navarrete, BSc, BEd Western Ontario, QTS (Biology) rico.canales-navarrete@stcatherines.info
Mr James Clarke, MPhys Oxon, PGCE (Physics) james.clarke@stcatherines.info
Miss Emilie Chandler, BA Leeds Beckett, ITT (Physical Education) emilie.chandler@stcatherines.info
Miss Louise Chivers, BA Anglia Ruskin, PGCE (Art) louise.chivers@stcatherines.info
Mrs Gemma Clapham, BSc Reading, PGCE (Biology) gemma.clapham@stcatherines.info
Mrs Crystal Collins, BA Auckland, Grad Dip Teaching, QTS (Food & Nutrition) crystal.collins@stcatherines.info
Mrs Isabel Cook, BA, MEd Ed Leadership Buckingham (History) isabel.cook@stcatherines.info
Miss Laura Cox, BA Brighton, QTS (Physical Education) laura.cox@stcatherines.info
Mrs Jacki Deakin, BSc UCL, PGCE (Physics) jacki.deakin@stcatherines.info
Mrs Rebecca Devine, BPharm Bath IPGCE, QTS (Biology) rebecca.devine@stcatherines.info
Mrs Lucy Dibsdall, MA St. Andrews, PGCE (Spanish and French) lucy.dibsdall@stcatherines.info
Mrs Vicky Diprose, BA Manchester, PGCE (Spanish and French) vicky.diprose@stcatherines.info
Mr David Downman, BEd Edith Cowan Western Australia, QTS (Design & Technology) david.downman@stcatherines.info
Mrs Lizi Eringa, RAD RTS, PDTD Royal Academy of Dance, Examiner of the Royal Academy of Dance, PBT Certified (Dance)
lizi.eringa@stcatherines.info
Mr Thomas Featherstone, BSc UCL, PGCE (Biology) thomas.featherstone@stcatherines.info
Mr Philip Friend, BSc Lancaster, PGCE (Mathematics) philip.friend@stcatherines.info
Mrs Andrea Fuller, BSc Southampton, PGCE (Mathematics) andrea.fuller@stcatherines.info
Mrs Montse Gil Rivas, BA, MA Surrey, PGDL, PGCE (Spanish and French) montse.gilrivas@stcatherines.info
Mr Carl Gladwell, BA London, PGCE (History and Politics) carl.gladwell@stcatherines.info
Mrs Nabila Gordon, BSc, MSc London, QTS (Mathematics) nabila.gordon@stcatherines.info
Miss Emily Gray, BSc Loughborough, QTS (Physical Education) emily.gray@stcatherines.info
Mr Matthew Greenfield, MEng Oxon, LTCL, QTS (Music) matthew.greenfield@stcatherines.info
Mrs Laura Grizzelle-Lang, BA London, PGCE (Drama) laura.grizzelle-lang@stcatherines.info
Miss Jennifer Guiton, BA, Masters Artois, ITT (French) jennifer.guiton@stcatherines.info
Mrs Helen Harkness, BEd Chichester (Physical Education) helen.harkness@stcatherines.info
Mrs Kate Hawtin, BA Dunelm, PGCE (Spanish and Italian) kate.hawtin@stcatherines.info
Mrs Sophie Hay, BA Kent, PGCE (English) sophie.hay@stcatherines.info
Mrs Grace Hermitage, BSc Dublin, PGCE (Chemistry) grace.hermitage@stcatherines.info
Mrs Nicola Higgs, BA Manchester, PGCE (History/Politics) nicky.higgs@stcatherines.info
Mrs Laura Hill, BSc Bath, PGCE (Mathematics) laura.hill@stcatherines.info
Mrs Sheila Kelsall, BSc, MA Open, PGCE (Mathematics) sheila.kelsall@stcatherines.info
Mrs Elizabeth Kermode, BA University of South Africa, QTS (Psychology and English) elizabeth.kermode@stcatherines.info
Mrs Deborah Kitchen, BA Oxon, PGDip, QTS (English) debbie.kitchen@stcatherines.info
Mrs Lorraine Kowalewska, BA Roehampton, QTS (Physical Education) lorraine.kowalewska@stcatherines.info
Dr Natalia Lemanska-Kazemzadeh, MA St Andrews, MPhil Cantab, PhD Manchester (Psychology) natalia.kazemzadeh@stcatherines.info    3
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Miss Eliza Le Roy-Lewis, BA Cantab, ITT (History and Academic Mentoring) eliza.leroy-lewis@stcatherines.info
    Mr Donald Lloyd, BMus Portsmouth, LRSM, QTS (Music) donald.lloyd@stcatherines.info
    Mrs Silja Loya, Music Pedagogue, Tampere Conservatoire, Finland; PGDip RCM (Music) silja.loya@stcatherines.info
    Mrs Margaret Maunder, BEd Leeds (Textiles) margaret.maunder@stcatherines.info
    Mrs Sophie Mackness, BSc London, PGCE (Geography) sophie.mackness@stcatherines.info
    Mrs Izzy McLean, BA Exeter, PGCE (Religious Studies) izzy.mclean@stcatherines.info
    Rev’d Dr Benjamin McNair Scott, BA, CELTA, PGCE, MA, PhD London (Religious Studies) chaplain@stcatherines.info
    Mrs Rosa McQuade, BA Oviedo, PGCE (Spanish) rosa.mcquade@stcatherines.info
    Mrs Emily McWilliam, BA Chichester, QTS (Physical Education) emily.mcwilliam@stcatherines.info
    Mrs Kirsty Meredith, BA London, AKC, PGCE (Classics) kirsty.meredith@stcatherines.info
    Miss Sandra Morris, BSc Surrey, PGCE (Computing) sandra.morris@stcatherines.info
    Mrs Talei Morris, BA UAL, PGCE (Textiles) talei.morris@stcatherines.info
    Mrs Nancy Moore, BA Wales, PGCE (Physical Education) nancy.moore@stcatherines.info
    Dr Elodie Nevin, MA Oxon, PhD, QTS (French and German) elodie.nevin@stcatherines.info
    Mr Son Nguyen, BSc Nottingham Trent, PGCE (Mathematics) son.nguyen@stcatherines.info
    Mrs Alice North, BSc Southampton, PGCE (Psychology) alice.north@stcatherines.info
    Miss Catherine Olver, BA Cantab, ARCO, ALCM, ITT (Music) catherine.olver@stcatherines.info
    Mrs Colleen Owen, MA Lynchburg, MA Dunelm, BSc, QTS (Physical Education) colleen.owen@stcatherines.info
    Miss Joanna Paish, BA Brighton, QTS (Physical Education) joanna.paish@stcatherines.info
    Miss Tansy Parkinson, BA Warwick, ITT (Drama) tansy.parkinson@stcatherines.info
    Mrs Claerwen Patterson, BA, MA Oxon, PGCE (Biology) claerwen.patterson@stcatherines.info
    Miss Arie Pearson, BSc Loughborough, ITT (Physical Education) arie.pearson@stcatherines.info
    Mrs Catherine Peel, MA Oxon, PGCE (French and German) catherine.peel@stcatherines.info
    Mr Alexander Perry-Adlam, BA Liverpool John Moores, Cert Ed., PGCE (Art) alex.perry-adlam@stcatherines.info
    Dr Kathleen Puech, BSc, PhD Dublin, PGCE (Physics) kathleen.puech@stcatherines.info
    Mr James Reed, BEng Nottingham, PGCE (Geography) james.reed@stcatherines.info
    Mrs Jean Reid, BA Oxon, PGCE (Classics) jean.reid@stcatherines.info
    Ms Louise Robson, BA Hull, PGCE (English) louise.robson@stcatherines.info
    Miss Krystyna Sawicki, BA Chichester, ITT (Physical Education) krystyna.sawicki@stcatherines.info
    Miss Cecilia Scott, BA, MA London, PGCE (Religious Studies) cecilia.scott@stcatherines.info
    Miss Jasmin Sharpe, BSc, Birmingham (Biological Sciences) jasmin.sharpe@stcatherines.info
    Mrs Hannah Simcock, MA Oxon, PGCE (English) hannah.simcock@stcatherines.info
    Mrs Sarah Small, BA Liverpool, PGCE, DipSpLD (Study Skills) sarah.small@stcatherines.info
    Mrs Katie Solly, BA London (LAMDA and Drama) katie.solly@stcatherines.info
    Mrs Sarah Strachan, BSc USAF Academy, MA Penn State, PGCE (English) sarah.strachan@stcatherines.info
    Dr Jennifer Taylor, MA Oxon, PhD London, QTS (Mathematics) jennifer.taylor@stcatherines.info
    Miss Gayle Vickers, BA Warwick, QTS (Physical Education) gayle.vickers@stcatherines.info
    Mrs Anne-Marie Wakefield, BSc Nottingham, QTS (Physics) anne-marie.wakefield@stcatherines.info
    Miss Emily Ward, BA, MA Teaching Western Australia (History of Art) emily.ward@stcatherines.info
    Mrs Caroline Warren, BA, MEd OU, PGCE (Study Skills) caroline.warren@stcatherines.info
    Mr Nigel Watson, BA Ealing College, PGCE (Economics/Business Studies) nigel.watson@stcatherines.info
    Mrs Sue Weighell, BA Birmingham, QTS (Business Studies) susan.weighell@stcatherines.info
    Mr Alastair White, BA Winchester, QTS (Design & Technology) alastair.white@stcatherines.info
    Mrs Amanda White, BSc Econ Wales, PGCE (Geography) amanda.white@stcatherines.info
    Miss Tamsyn White, BA Chichester, QTS (Physical Education) tamsyn.white@stcatherines.info
    Mrs Vanessa Whittingham, BA, MA Reading, PGCE (English) vanessa.whittingham@stcatherines.info
    Mrs Caroline Willis, BSc Leicester, PGCE (Mathematics) caroline.willis@stcatherines.info
    Mrs Ceri-Anne Wiskin, BSc Exeter, PGCE (Chemistry) ceri-anne.wiskin@stcatherines.info
    Mrs Caroline Worman, BA Surrey, PGCE (Religious Studies) caroline.worman@stcatherines.info
    Mr Alasdair Wright, BSc Hertfordshire, PGCE (Mathematics) alasdair.wright@stcatherines.info
    Mrs Claire Wyllie, MA Dunelm, PGCE (Religious Studies) claire.wyllie@stcatherines.info
    Mr Ian Young, DipRSL LCGI GRMSM (Music) ian.young@stcatherines.info
    TECH N ICIA N S
    Mrs Joanne Barratt (Textiles and Food and Nutrition) joanne.barratt@stcatherines.info
    Mrs Julia Cringle (Physics) julia.cringle@stcatherines.info
    Mrs Parvinder Dhanjal (Biology) parvinder.dhanjal@stcatherines.info
    Mrs Elaine French (Chemistry) elaine.french@stcatherines.info
    Mr Duncan Palmar (Art) duncan.palmar@stcatherines.info
    Mrs Victoria Beadle (Art) victoria.beadle@stcatherines.info
    Mr Geoffrey Woodfine (DT) geoffrey.woodfine@stcatherines.info
    MODE RN FO RE IG N L A N GUAGE A S S I STA N T S
    Mlle Marjorie Kerleau (French & EAL) marjorie.kerleau@stcatherines.info
    Srta Marian Jimenez (Spanish) marian.jimenez@stcatherines.info
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The German Assistant role is taken this year by members of the MFL teaching staff
ACA DE M IC M E N TO R S
Mrs Caroline Warren, Head of Academic Mentoring BA, MEd OU, PGCE (Study Skills) caroline.warren@stcatherines.info
Mrs Sarah Small, BA Liverpool, PGCE, DipSpLD (Study Skills) sarah.small@stcatherines.info
Miss Eliza Le Roy-Lewis, BA Cantab eliza.leroy-lewis@stcatherines.info

S CH O O L H O U SE M I ST R E S S E S 		                     FOURTH FORM       TUTOR S
ASHCOMBE                Mrs Amanda White                      ASHCOMBE          Mrs Caroline Warren
MERRIMAN                Mrs Rosa McQuade                      MERRIMAN          Mr Alasdair Wright
MIDLETON                Mrs Kirsty Meredith                   MIDLETON          Miss Emily Ward
MUSGRAVE                Mrs Debbie Kitchen                    MUSGRAVE          Miss Tansy Parkinson
RUSSELL-BAKER           Mrs Izzy McLean                       RUSSELL-BAKER     Miss Louise Chivers
STONER                  Mrs Simone Berry                      STONER            Mr James Reed
Assistant Housemistress (Midleton), supporting the Senior Housemistress – Mrs Ceri-Anne Wiskin

U3/L4 H O U SE T U TO R S 		                                  S I X TH FORM TUTOR S
ASHCOMBE              Mrs Tara Keeble		                       Mrs Jean Arrick		            Miss Elizabeth Bathurst
MERRIMAN              Mrs Colleen Owen                        Dr Mark Bramwell		           Mr Philip Friend
MIDLETON              Miss Joanna Paish                       Mr Carl Gladwell		           Mr Matthew Greenfield
MUSGRAVE              Mrs Montse Gil Rivas                    Mr Son Nguyen 		             Mrs Catherine Peel
RUSSELL-BAKER         Miss Tamsyn White                       Dr Kathleen Puech 		         Ms Louise Robson
STONER                Miss Marjorie Kerleau                   Mr Nigel Watson		            Mrs Sue Weighell

A S S ISTAN T T U TO R S 		                                   BOARD I NG HOUS EM I STRE S S E S & A S S I STANTS
ASHCOMBE                 Mrs Rebecca Devine                   BRONTE			                           Mrs Helen Hobourn
MERRIMAN                 Dr Guy Brindley		                    KELLER			                           Mrs Isabel Cook
MIDLETON                 Miss Krystyna Sawicki                SYMES			                            Mrs Helen Harkness
MUSGRAVE                 Mrs Davina Byrne                     SIXTH FORM		                        Mrs Vic Alexander
RUSSELL-BAKER            Mrs Nabila Gordon                    ASST HOUSEMISTRESS - BRONTE         Miss Katy Brooke
STONER                   Miss Katy Brooke                     ASST HOUSEMISTRESS - KELLER         Miss Jennifer Guiton
			                                                           ASST HOUSEMISTRESS - SYMES		        Miss Joanna Paish
			                                                           ASST HOUSEMISTRESS - SIXTH FORM     Mrs Lorraine Kowalewska
			                                                           RESIDENT ASST TUTOR - 5.9 BUILDING Miss Natalie McAlister
ADMIN IST RAT IO N S E N I O R S C H O O L
Senior School Registrar		                                     Mrs Clare Woodgates admissions@stcatherines.info
PA to the Headmistress                                        Miss Toppy Wharton toppy.wharton@stcatherines.info
Clerk to the Governors and PA to the Business Department      Mrs Diane Haeffele business.managerpa@stcatherines.info
Office Manager and PA to the Director of Staff                Miss Sally Marshall sally.marshall@stcatherines.info
PA to the Head of Boarding and the Senior Housemistress       Ms Janice Clay janice.clay@stcatherines.info
PA to the Director of Studies and HR Administrator            Miss Melissa Hinde melissa.hinde@stcatherines.info
PA to the Head of Sixth Form and Office Assistant             Ms Petra Hammond petra.hammond@stcatherines.info
HR Administrator                                              Mrs Netty Creswell netty.creswell@stcatherines.info
Music Administrator and PA to Director of Careers Education   Mrs Gillian Hannant gillian.hannant@stcatherines.info
SIMS Manager/Resources Administrator                          Mrs Tara Keeble tara.keeble@stcatherines.info
School Assistant (Careers, Forum Café and School Shop)        Mrs Kate Bendy kate.bendy@stcatherines.info
Office Administrator                                          Miss Katie Hinde office.administrator@stcatherines.info

PRE PARATO RY SCH O O L T EAC H I N G STA F F
Miss Naomi Bartholomew, BEd, QTS, MA London (English) naomi.bartholomew@stcatherines.info
Mrs Jessica Bennett, BA Kingston, PGCE (Form Teacher and Drama) jessica.bennett@stcatherines.info
Mr Matthew Blunt, BMus London, RAM, LRSM (Music) matt.blunt@stcatherines.info
Miss Rachel Churchley, BA Exeter, PGCE (Form Teacher) rachel.churchleycook@stcatherines.info
Mrs Caroline Cooper, BA Kent, LTDSD GSMD (LAMDA) caroline.cooper@stcatherines.info
Miss Eleanor Courage, BA Leeds, PGCE (Form Teacher) eleanor.courage@stcatherines.info
Mrs Hannah Dwyer, BSc Brighton, QTS (Physical Education) hannah.dwyer@stcatherines.info
Mrs Sophie Edwards, MA UCL London, PGCE (Form Teacher and CPD) sophie.edwards@stcatherines.info
Miss Rebecca Gannon, BSc Exeter, PGCE (Physical Education and Extra Curricular) rebecca.gannon@stcatherines.info
Mrs Wendy Gibbs, BEd Winchester (Mathematics and Science) wendy.gibbs@stcatherines.info
Mrs Rebecca Gunther, BEd Kingston (Form Teacher) rebecca.gunther@stcatherines.info
Mrs Elizabeth Harrison, BA, MA, MSc Huddersfield, PGCE (Art and DT) elizabeth.harrison@stcatherines.info
Mrs Helen Hobourn, BEd Surrey (Music) helen.hobourn@stcatherines.info
Mrs Jacquie Hughes, BEd Birmingham (Teacher Assistant) jacquie.hughes@stcatherines.info
Miss Emily Jefford, BA Kingston, QTS (Form Teacher) emily.jefford@stcatherines.info
Mrs Maren Kelly, BA, CertEd, MA Roehampton, PGCE (Form Teacher and Science) maren.kelly@stcatherines.info
Mrs Tish King-Fretts, BA WSIHE, PGCE, OCR Dip SpLd (Form Teacher) tish.kingfretts@stcatherines.info
Mrs Christine Lance Jones, BA Kent, QTS (Form Teacher and Thinking Skills) christine.lancejones@stcatherines.info           5
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Miss Catherine Luke, BA Chichester, PGCE (Form Teacher and Pre-Prep Music) catherine.luke@stcatherines.info
    Mrs Katharine Malins, BA Middletown Connecticut, QTS (Director of Digital Learning, ICT & Computing) katie.malins@stcatherines.info
    Mrs Naomi Maini, BA Bristol, Dip ABRSM, PGCE (Form Teacher and RS) naomi.maini@stcatherines.info
    Mrs Julie Micklethwaite, BEd Roehampton, OCR Dip, SpLD (General Subjects) julie.micklethwaite@stcatherines.info
    Mrs Nicola Moulton, BEd Sheffield Hallam (Physical Education) nikki.moulton@stcatherines.info
    Mrs Rebecca Mudde, BA Lancaster, PGCE, OCR Level 5, SpLD (Study Skills) rebecca.mudde@stcatherines.info
    Ms Julie Mullins, BA Bath, PGCE (Teacher) julie.mullins@stcatherines.info
    Miss Jessica Murphy, BA Southampton, PGCE (Form Teacher and MFL) jessica.murphy@stcatherines.info
    Mr Matthew Parry, BSc, MSc Wales, PGCE (Form Teacher and Mathematics) matthew.parry@stcatherines.info
    Mrs Linda Reading, Diploma of Teaching Auckland, QTS (Form Teacher, Geography and Eco) linda.reading@stcatherines.info
    Miss Gayle Vickers, BA Warwick, QTS (Physical Education) gayle.vickers@stcatherines.info
    Mrs Jemma Wilson, BA Exeter, PGCE (Physical Education) jemma.wilson@stcatherines.info
    • PGCE – Post Graduate Certificate of Education • QTS – Qualified Teacher Status • ITT Initial Teaching Training

    ACADE M IC M E N TO R S
    Mrs Rebecca Mudde, BA Lancaster, PGCE, OCR Level 5, SpLD (Head of Academic Mentoring) rebecca.mudde@stcatherines.info
    Mrs Tracey Marmion, BEd, DipSpLD tracey.marmion@stcatherines.info
    Mr Michael Keane, MA Greenwich michael.keane@stcatherines.info
    Ms Julie Mullins, BA Bath, PGCE julie.mullins@stcatherines.info
    Mrs Nichola O’Keefe, LLB, CACHE Diploma Level 3 (Learning Support Assistant) nicky.okeefe@stcatherines.info

    T EACH IN G A SSISTA N T S
    Mrs Wendy Bacon, Mrs Sarah Benkert, Mrs Claire Blythe, Mrs Sarah Grewal, Mrs Jane Killick, Mrs Suzie O’Donnell, Mrs Louise Silvester

    ADM IN IST RAT IO N P R E P S C H O O L
    Prep School Registrar                  Mrs Sally Manhire sally.manhire@stcatherines.info
    PA to the Headmistress, Prep School    Ms Lesley McLaren lesley.mclaren@stcatherines.info
    Receptionist and Admissions Assistant Miss Natalie McAlister prepoffice.junior@stcatherines.info

    MEDICAL CE N T RE S I ST ER S medical@stcatherines.info
    Sister Linda Green RGN – Senior Nursing Sister, Sister Dominique Barnett RGN, Sister Katie Downes RN Part 15, Sister Maya Garside RGN,
    Sister Loretta Pope RGN

    First Aid Trainer                       Sister Katie Downes

    Resident Clinical Psychologist          Dr Joanne Taylor, BSc, MSc, Dpsy (Maternity leave from September 2020)
    Resident Clinical Psychologist          Dr Anna Shipton, BA (Hons), DCLINPSY (Maternity cover from September 2020)
    School Counsellor                       Mrs Linda Simpson, Dip Couns MBACP (Reg) DHyp MBSCH DipSMgt
    School Counsellor                       Mrs Pippa Rashbrook, BA (Hons) Couns MBACP Accred

    ST CAT H E RIN E ’ S DA N C E S C H O O L
    Principal - Mrs Lizi Eringa, RAD RTS, PDTD Royal Academy of Dance, Examiner of the Royal Academy of Dance, PBT Certified
    lizi.eringa@stcatherines.info
    Visiting Dance Teacher - Mrs Faye Reeve, ISTD, DDE faye.reeve@stcatherines.info (Maternity leave)
    Visiting Dance Teacher - Miss Jayne Bennett, BA, LRAD, ARAD, RTS, DDE jayne.bennett@stcatherines.info
    Visiting Dance Teacher - Mrs Holli Bridger, ISTD CDE holli.bridger@stcatherines.info
    Dance Waiting - Mrs Debbie Lucas (Supervisor) debbie.lucas@stcatherines.info

    AF T E R SCH O O L C A R E
    Mrs Wendy Bacon (Lead Supervisor), Mrs Sophie Wilson (Deputy Supervisor), Mrs Jessamy Mackenzie, Mrs Janet Keane, Miss Tania Whatley

    GAP ST U DE N T S
    Autumn Term: Miss Emma Biggs, Mlle Valentine Bilger, Miss Flora Burdett, Miss Alex Cant, Miss Josie Ireland, Miss Olivia Lacey,
    Miss Eliza Lawton, Miss Amelia Waters

    INST RU M E N TAL M U S I C T E AC H ER S
    PIAN O
    Mr Duncan Appleby, BMus, Birmingham Conservatoire, MPerf RCM - Head of Keyboard
    Miss Nadine Andre, BMus, MMus Performance Royal Northern College of Music
    Mrs Julia Freeman, LRAM (perf) PGDip
    Miss Elizabeth Hayley, FRSA GRSM LRAM LGSMD LTCL
    Miss Esther Knight, DipABRSM, BMus Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
    Miss Tia Kuchmy, Mus.B, GRNCM, ARNCM, LRAM, ARCM
    Miss Irena Radić, BMus, DipABRSM
    Miss Jinah Shim, BMus London
    Mrs Rachael Thomas, BMus RCM, MMus London
    Mrs Alexandra Tinker, Bmus (Hons) MSc LRSM
    O RG A N
    Miss Catherine Olver, BA Cantab, ARCO, ALCM - School Organist and Head of Organ Studies
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ANNUAL INFORMATION - St Catherine's, Bramley
PERCU SSIO N AN D CO N T E M P O R A RY M U S I C
Mr Ian Young, DipRSL LCGI GRMSM (Percussion) - Head of Percussion and Contemporary Music
Mr Michael Goodman, PGCE Institute of Education (Acoustic, Bass and Electric Guitar)
Mr Peter Howe, ARCM (Classical and Acoustic Guitar)
ST RIN G S
Mrs Silja Loya, Music Pedagogue Tampere Conservatoire, Finland; PGDip RCM (Violin) - Head of Strings
Mr Miguel Calvo, MMus Guildhall School of Music and Drama (‘Cello) - Assistant Head of Strings
Mrs Luisa Cordell, BMus University of Surrey (Harp)
Ms Caroline Harding, GTCL, LTCL, ARCM (Double Bass)
Mrs Julia McDonough, MA (Dist.), DipRCM, ARCM, CTABRSM (Violin, Viola)
Mrs Debbie Rogers, DipRCM (Double Bass)
Miss Jayne Spencer, AGSM, LGSM (‘Cello)
Mr Barry Sutton, AGSM (Violin, Viola)
WO O DW IN D
Mrs Louise Bradbury, BMus, LRAM, ARAM (Recorder)
Mrs Denise Burt, FTCL, LTCL (Flute) – Head of Woodwind and Brass
Miss Louise Hayter, BMus, PGDip (Oboe)
Mrs Fiona Howe, ARCM (Flute)
Miss Tia Kuchmy, Mus.B, GRNCM, ARNCM, LRAM, ARCM (Flute, Recorder)
Mrs Glynis Langley, GLCM, LLCM(TD) (Clarinet, Saxophone)
Mr Donald Lloyd, BMus Portsmouth, LRSM, QTS (Bassoon)
Mrs Michelle Nash, BA Canterbury, PGDip (Clarinet, Saxophone)
Miss Chloe Potter, BMus Guildhall (Clarinet, Saxophone)
BRA SS
Mrs Victoria Isfryn, BMus, PGDip RCS (Trumpet)
Miss Jessica Ortony, BMus Perf RSAM (French Horn)
Mr Paul Sykes, RMSM (Trombone, Euphonium, Tuba)
VO I CE
Mrs Vanessa Crocker, B.Mus, LRAM, ARCM - Head of Vocal Studies
Mrs Jan Barklem, LLB, LGSM (Dist)
Mrs Laura Brown, MA, MMus, ARCO, LTCL
Mrs Fiona Campbell, LRAM, DipRAM

CHE SS
Mr Andrew Martin - International Chess Master in Residence, FIDE (Federation Internationale des Echecs) Senior Trainer

S CH O O L SH O P
Manager - Mrs Katy Karwowska-Margan school.shop@stcatherines.info

ST CAT H E RIN E ’ S S P O RT S C LU B
Venue Hire and Sports Club Manager - Mr Robert Mitchell rob.mitchell@stcatherines.info

BUS IN E SS CE N T RE STA F F
Estate and Buildings Administrator - Mrs Nina Hodges nina.hodges@stcatherines.info
Business Department Assistant - Miss Nikki Cozens business.assistant@stcatherines.info
Management Accountant - Mrs Helen Ross helen.ross@stcatherines.info
School Fees Administrator - Mrs Vicky Livermore vicky.livermore@stcatherines.info
Payroll Administrator - Mrs Maria Titcomb maria.titcomb@stcatherines.info
Domestic Services Manager - Mrs Susan Godwin domesticservices.manager@stcatherines.info
Housekeeping Team - Ms Louise Beswick, Ms Cilla Chedd, Mr Alan Collett, Mrs Maria de Freitas, Mrs Alex Gouveia, Miss Lucy Mintern,
Miss Maria Mouzo, Mrs Rachel Simpson

Grounds Manager - Mr Kirk Melia head.groundsman@stcatherines.info
Head Gardener - Miss Emma Browne
Apprentice Gardener - Miss Annette Tigwell
Grounds Team - Mr Leslie Haytree
Apprentice Gardener - Miss Annette Tigwell
Maintenance Manager - Mr John O’Donnell maintenance@stcatherines.info
Maintenance Team - Mr Joseph Bruder, Mr Toni Gouveia, Mr Michael Hamilton, Mr Enrique Mirabent Casado
Minibus Driver - Mr Colin Hayward
Catering Manager - Mr Daniel Mariner catering.manager@stcatherines.info
Deputy Catering Manager - Mr Clive Longman
Catering Team - Mr Justin Brown, Mr Robert Courtney, Mr Andrew Cross, Mrs Lisa Harris, Mr Sam Kelly, Mrs Marcela Libby, Mrs Meiriele
Lopes Silva, Mrs Sirinart Pungtippimancha, Mr Luke Sheriff, Mr Robert Struszynski, Mrs Jirapinya Suwannet, Mr Felix Szabo, Mr Jose Timoteo,
Mrs Beverly Webster, Mrs Tracy Wheeler
Staffing can change from term to term. To view an up-to-date Staff list please refer to the school website – www.stcatherines.info/staff-list.
If you would like a hard copy please email the School office – schooloffice@stcatherines.info
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CURRICULUM OV E RV I E W
    PREP SCHOOL
    The Prep School curriculum comprises all formal academic subjects in addition to the broader opportunities of extension activities outside
    the classroom.

    PRE-PREP
    Throughout the Pre-Prep department the girls have specialist teachers for Computing, Music and PE and there are plenty of opportunities
    during the year for the girls to celebrate their achievements in these subjects, such as school assemblies, Sports Day and the Christmas
    Nativity.

    E Y F S ( E a rl y Ye ar s Fo unda t io n St age)                          PRE-PREP II AND III
                                                                               (Years 1 and 2)
    Pre-Prep I (Reception), celebrates the start of school life at
    St Catherine’s. Our main objective during this first year at school        These year groups continue to build on the solid foundations laid
    is for girls to feel secure, happy and settled. The girls follow the       down in Pre-Prep I. The girls are encouraged during these years to
    Foundation Stage Curriculum with activities to promote the Prime           become increasingly independent. The happy, secure and inspiring
    Areas of Learning which are:                                               classrooms in Trinity Court provide the girls with the confidence
                                                                               to tackle new challenges and to develop their emerging skills in
    •    Communication and Language, Physical Development and
                                                                               reading, writing and maths.
         Personal, Social and Emotional Development.
                                                                               In Pre-Prep III all girls start to learn the violin or cello. Ballet, Tap,
    •    Specific areas include Literacy, Mathematical Development,
                                                                               Modern Dance and Chess are offered as after school activities.
         Understanding the World, Expressive Arts and Design
                                                                               Girls are also introduced to a small selection of other optional clubs.
    (Art, Crafts, Music, Ballet and Drama are developed through the
    Expressive Arts and Design area of the curriculum.)

    There is a strong emphasis on having fun whilst learning which gives
    the girls confidence and encourages independence.

    PREP
    Form I - Lower III (Years 3 – 6)

    Girls from Form I to Lower III remain in form-based teaching groups and from Lower II are in allocated teaching sets or smaller groups for
    Maths and some English lessons. Specialist teachers deliver Art, Computing, Design Technology, Drama, French, Music, Latin and PE. Girls in
    Lower III are taught RS by our School Chaplain.

    The Curriculum includes:

    English                            Classics (Lower III)
    Mathematics                        Art
    Science                            Design & Technology
    Computing                          Physical Education (PE)
    Religious Studies (RS)             PSHE (Life Matters)
    History                            Music
    Geography                          Drama
    French                             Thinking Skills

    We are proud to be a De Bono Thinking School and promote independent thought and creative approaches to teaching and learning. Girls
    have a weekly Thinking Skills lesson which includes an introduction to De Bono’s Thinking Hats. Through our Thinking Skills programme, other
    learning strategies are introduced such as motivation, revision and examination technique. Girls in UII and LIII have their own iPads which
    provide extended learning opportunities.

    In addition, there is a wide and varied extra-curricular programme, which enables the girls to engage in many different pursuits. Using their
    creativity/ingenuity, girls often create and lead their own clubs.

    Our aim is for girls to leave the Prep School as confident, independent thinkers who are ready to take advantage of all of the opportunities
    available in their next phase of education. Girls typically take up senior school places at a number of excellent schools including St Catherine’s
    Senior School. We are very proud of their achievements.

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SENIOR SCHOOL
In the first three years at St Catherine’s all girls follow a general academic programme that is designed to give each girl experience of a
broad curriculum in advance of selecting her I/GCSE options in U4 (Year 9). I/GCSE Options are chosen in the Spring Term of U4. U5 girls
also choose their 6th Form options in the Spring Term.

CAREERS                                                                    I N F O R M AT I O N T EC H N O LO G Y ( I T )
A comprehensive package of Careers advice and guidance is                  All girls study ICT and Computing from U3-L5. They prepare for the
available to the girls both within the curriculum and also outside         Microsoft Office Specialist Qualifications (MOS), commencing in
normal lessons. The formal Careers programme begins in U4                  U4, and taking the various modules at appropriate points in their
with a weekly lecture which informs and inspires the girls as they         progress by the end of L5. MOS certification is the most recognised
consider their career potential. U4 girls are supported in making          computing qualification globally for accrediting an individual’s skills
their GCSE option choices through a combination of talks and               and abilities in Microsoft Office applications which are university
personal discussions with heads of academic departments and                and workplace staples.
tutors. In the Fifth Form girls attend Careers lessons and complete
                                                                           Girls can also opt for Computer Science at GCSE and are well
the Morrisby profile, which is designed to assist them in making A
                                                                           prepared for this, having already completed a number of
Level choices based on their academic ability, natural aptitudes and
                                                                           Computing modules in U3-U4.
career interests. During the Sixth Form the focus shifts to consider
university applications and higher education courses together with         L A N G UAG E S
careers implications.                                                      In U3 all girls will study French, German and Spanish, opting for two
Girls also benefit from a wide range of external speakers, specific        of these languages at the end of the U3 year to carry forward for
career-focused events, and the biennial Careers Fair which offers          the next 2 years of study. This Is under review for September 2021.
girls the opportunity to speak to practitioners representing a wide        In addition, all girls study Latin in the first three years and there is
range of professions. On occasion we host a University Fair and            a short Greek taster session in U4. All these languages are available
invite other schools to attend.                                            as GCSE, AS and A Level options and each girl is required to select
                                                                           at least one modern foreign language at IGCSE level taken from
C R EAT I V E A RT S                                                       French, German and Spanish.
There are six Creative Arts subjects: Art, DT, Drama, Food &
Nutrition, Music and Textiles, which are taught on a rotation basis        PE
in the first two years. There are three 10 week rotations, with four       All girls take part in PE lessons throughout their time at St
of the Creative Arts subjects taught in each. Each girl will have two      Catherine’s. In addition, the curriculum option of GCSE, AS and
rotations of each of the Creative Arts subjects in years U3 to L4          A Level PE exists for those who wish to pursue PE as an examined
inclusive. In U4 all girls take Music and Drama and opt for two from       subject.
Art, DT, Food & Nutrition and Textiles.
                                                                           L I F E M AT T E R S      (as PSHE is known at St Catherine’s)
There is no requirement to study a particular Creative Arts
                                                                           A comprehensive curriculum of age appropriate personal, social and
subject in U4 if a girl is considering it for GCSE, but it is worth
                                                                           health education is taught by experienced teachers throughout the
bearing possible future option choices in mind in order to embed
                                                                           first five years. These lessons embrace a very wide range of issues
appropriate skills. All Creative Arts subjects are available as single
                                                                           and are designed to help promote an awareness and understanding
GCSE, AS and A Level options.
                                                                           of social, moral, cultural and ethical dimensions. In addition, we host
ENGLISH                                                                    speakers who deliver sessions on matters such as Healthy Nutrition,
                                                                           Relationships etc.
All girls study English throughout their first five years at St
Catherine’s. At IGCSE level two separate examinations are taken in
                                                                           S C I E N C E S A N D M AT H S
English Language and English Literature. In the Sixth Form English
                                                                           All girls study Biology, Chemistry, Maths and Physics throughout
(Literature only) is available at AS (currently under review for
                                                                           their first five years at St Catherine’s. Girls are placed in science
September 2021) and A Level.
                                                                           divisions (sets) from the L4 onwards and in Maths divisions from
G R E Y M AT T E R S                                                       the midpoint of the U3 onwards. Movements between the divisions
                                                                           are possible and this normally happens at the end of an academic
During U3 a short course is given entitled Grey Matters. This course
                                                                           year. Maths and Science are compulsory at IGCSE and options at A
looks at Thinking Skills and learning styles, how the brain works and
                                                                           Level. Biology is currently available at AS level also but this is under
supports all work carried out throughout the curriculum, helping
                                                                           review. The option exists at IGCSE level for either double award or
the girls to become independent thinkers and learners.
                                                                           triple award science, a marked difference to many other schools.
HUMANITIES                                                                 Girls selecting double award science are then able to select an
All girls study History, Geography and Religious Studies (RS) in the       additional GCSE option and broaden their GCSE profile. Any girl who
first three years at St Catherine’s. RS, History and Geography are         selects double award science is not precluded from taking sciences
IGCSE options. Girls are required to choose either the short course        at A Level, nor is it a ‘lesser’ qualification. It allows a very bright girl
RS, taken in L5, or the full course RS (2 years) as part of their GCSE     a broader portfolio of GCSEs. Further Maths GCSE is available to
options                                                                    girls on the advice of the Mathematics department .

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THINKING SKILLS                                                             curriculum (eg all languages, three sciences, all arts ) or whether
     St Catherine’s is accredited as a De Bono Thinking School. Thinking         they wish to mix curriculum areas (eg two sciences, one language
     Skills, incorporating the six De Bono thinking hats and Cognitive           and one humanity).
     Research Trust (CoRT) skills underpin all we do in the curriculum.          All girls in the Sixth Form also attend SCOPE, St Catherine’s
     Girls are encouraged at all stages to think and learn independently,        Programme of Ongoing Enrichment, which includes further work
     think creatively and take risks. Getting the ‘wrong’ answer is regarded     on Careers, preparation for university and other Higher Education
     as a positive step forwards and helps to raise the bar still higher!        courses. They receive talks from visiting speakers on current
                                                                                 relevant issues, such as student finance, current affairs and global
     P U B L I C E X A M I N AT I O N S                                          perspectives, plus the opportunity to take elective options such
     The breakdown of GCSE and IGCSE subjects is as follows:                     as cooking on a student budget or brushing up skills in a modern
     IGCSE: Biology, Chemistry, English Language, English Literature,            foreign language.
     Geography, History, Maths, Physics.
     GCSE: Art, DT, Drama, Food & Nutrition, French, German, Greek,
     Latin, Music, PE, Religious Studies, Spanish, Textiles.
     AS and A Level: Girls opt initally for four subjects and have
     complete flexibility in their choice of nearly 30 subjects. Some girls
     will sit one AS level only at the end of the Lower Sixth either as A
     Level examination experience in a new A Level subject or to gain a
     qualification before focusing on three A Levels in the Upper Sixth.

     New subjects offered in the Sixth Form include Business, Classics,
     Economics, Government and Politics, History of Art, Photography
     and Psychology.

     The flexibility to continue with four subjects to A Level or to drop
     one AS subject and pick up another is highly valued by the girls.
     Unlike other qualifications (where there is less flexibility) the girls
     can decide whether they wish to pursue a single strand in their

        C O R E C U R R I C U LU M
        Y EA R S U 3 - L 4 ( Y EA R S 7 - 8 )                                    S E N I O R S C H O O L ( G C S E / K S 4)
        Art, Biology, Careers, Chemistry, Design Technology (DT), Drama,         IGCSE - Core Subjects
        English, French, Geography, German, History, Home Economics              Double Award Science, English Language, English Literature,
        (HE), Latin, Mathematics, Music, Physical Education (PE), Physics,       Mathematics.
        Religious Studies (RS), Spanish, Textiles, Life Matters, ICT and         GCSE - Core Subjects
        Computing                                                                One Modern Foreign Language (French, German, Spanish).
                                                                                 Non-Examined Subjects, PE, Life Matters
        Y EA R U 4 ( Y EA R 9)
        Art, Biology, Careers, Chemistry, ICT and Computing, Design              ‘SHORT COURSE’ GCSE 1-YEAR COURSE (Year 10 - L5)
        Technology (DT), Drama, English, French, Geography, German,              RS (equivalent to 1/2 GSCE)
        History, Home Economics (HE), Latin, Life Matters, Mathematics,          OPTIONS
        Music, Physical Education (PE), Physics, Religious Studies (RS),
                                                                                 Art, Biology (IGCSE), Chemistry (IGCSE), Computer Science, DT,
        Spanish, Textiles
                                                                                 Drama, French (GCSE), Geography (IGCSE), German (GCSE),
        All U4 girls study Music and Drama, and select two from Art, DT,         Greek, History (IGCSE), HE, Latin, Music, PE, Physics (IGCSE), RS,
        Home Economics and Textiles, which will be studied throughout            Spanish (GCSE), Textiles
        the year.

        SIXTH FORM (AS/A LEVEL )
        Art & Design                        French                             Mathematics                       Theatre Studies
        Biology                             Further Mathematic                 Music                             Textiles
        Business                            Geography                          PE                                GCSE Italian in L6, subject to
        Chemistry                           German                             Photography                       timetabling
        Classics                            Government and Politics            Physics                           AS Italian in U6
        DT                                  History                            Psychology
                                                                                                                 N O N - E X A M I N E D S U B J EC T S
        Economics                           History of Art                     RS
                                                                                                                 SCOPE
        English                             Latin                              Spanish

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A LEVEL & GCSE/IGCSE RE SULTS
A L E V E L R E S U LT S
Percentage of passes

                            Grade A*               A*-A                  A*-B                   A*-C              A*-D             A*-E

        2020                    34                   75                  94                      99               100              100

        2019**                  29                   64                  88                      97               100              100

         2018                   27                   66                  91                      99               100              100

         2017                   28                   65                  91                      98               100              100

         2016                   23                   68                  92                      98               99               100

         2015                   25                   66                  91                      97               99                99

         2014                   28                   64                  91                      98               100              100

         2013                   32                   70                  90                      97               100              100

         2012                   32                   73                  92                      98               100              100

         2011                   32                   68                  91                      99               100              100

        2010*                   25                   75                  95                      98               100              100

* The A* Grade at A Level was introduced in 2010.
** The first year of reformed linear A Levels in all subjects

G C S E / I G C S E R E S U LT S
Percentage of passes (reformed GCSE/IGCSE)

                    9           9 to 8         9 to 7           9 to 6          9 to 5          9 to 4   9 to 3          9 to 2        9 to 1

    2020            40            69            91               97              99              100     100              100            100

   2019 †           40            64            83               94              97              100     100              100            100

    2018*           39            64            83               94              97              100     100              100            100

† All subjects in new grading, 9-1
* Mixed economy of grades A*-G and 9-1

Percentage of passes (legacy GCSE/IGCSE)

                               Grade A*                   A*-A                           A*-B             A*-C                    A*-E

         2018                        62                    87                            95                97                     99

         2017                        67                    91                            98                99                     100

         2016                        64                    92                            99               100                     100

         2015                        63                    90                            98               100                     100

         2014                        62                    89                            98               100                     100

         2013                        53                    83                            97                99                     100

         2012                        56                    84                            98               100                     100

         2011                        57                    86                            98               100                     100

         2010                        40                    85                            99               100                     100

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A LEVEL SUBJECT
     GRADE BREAKDOWN & ANALYSIS 2019
     A Level Grade                                                                   A Level % Breakdown        A*    A     B       C        D         E   U
                               A*   A    B   C   D   E   U        Totals
     Breakdown

     Biology                   9    7    3   2   1   0   0         22                Biology                    41    32    14      9        5         0   0   Grade Analysis
                                                                                                                                                                A*            72
     Business Studies          1    1    1   1   0   0   0          4                Business Studies           25    25    25      25       0         0   0
                                                                                                                                                                A             90
     Chemistry                 6    10   4   3   0   0   0         23                Chemistry                  26    44    17      13       0         0   0
                                                                                                                                                                B             59
     Chinese                   1    4    1   0   0   0   0          6                Chinese                    17    67    17      0        0         0   0    C             22
     D&T                       1    2    1   0   0   0   0          4                D&T                        25    50    25      0        0         0   0    D             8
                                                                                                                                                                E             0
     Drama & Theatre studies   0    1    4   0   0   0   0          5                Drama & Theatre studies    0     20    80      0        0         0   0
                                                                                                                                                                U             0
     Economics                 4    9    4   1   0   0   0         18                Economics                  22    50    22      6        0         0   0
                                                                                                                                                               Total      251
     English Literature        7    6    1   0   0   0   0         14                English Literature         50    43    7       0        0         0   0
                                                                                                                                                                 % Analysis
     Fine Art                  1    1    3   1   0   0   0          6                Fine Art                   17    17    50      17       0         0   0
                                                                                                                                                                A*        29%
     French                    2    2    0   2   0   0   0          6                French                     33    33    0       33       0         0   0
                                                                                                                                                                A         36%
     Further Mathematics       3    1    3   1   0   0   0          8                Further Mathematics        38    13    38      13       0         0   0
                                                                                                                                                                B         24%
     Geography                 5    4    6   0   0   0   0         15                Geography                  33    27    40      0        0         0   0
                                                                                                                                                                C         9%
     German                    1    1    0   1   0   0   0          3                German                     33    33    0       33       0         0   0
                                                                                                                                                                D         3%
     Greek                     0    1    0   0   0   0   0          1                Greek                      0     100   0       0        0         0   0
                                                                                                                                                                E         0%
     History                   4    3    3   0   0   0   0         10                History                    40    30    30      0        0         0   0
                                                                                                                                                                U         0%
     History of Art            0    0    1   1   1   0   0          3                History of Art             0      0    33      33       33        0   0
                                                                                                                                                                 Cumulative
     Latin                     0    1    0   0   0   0   0          1                Latin                      0     100   0       0        0         0   0
                                                                                                                                                                A*        29%
     Mathematics               17   11   6   3   3   0   0         40                Mathematics                43    28    15      8        8         0   0   A*-A       65%
     Music                     0    1    3   0   0   0   0          4                Music                      0     25    75      0        0         0   0   A*-B       88%
     PE                        0    1    1   0   0   0   0          2                PE                         0     50    50      0        0         0   0   A*-C       97%
                                                                                                                                                               A*-D      100%
     Photography               1    0    3   0   0   0   0          4                Photography                25     0    75      0        0         0   0
                                                                                                                                                               A*-E      100%
     Physics                   3    2    4   2   3   0   0         14                Physics                    21    14    29      14       21        0   0
                                                                                                                                                               A*-U      100%
     Politics                  2    3    1   1   0   0   0          7                Politics                   29    43    14      14       0         0   0

     Psychology                1    9    6   2   0   0   0         18                Psychology                 6     50    33      11       0         0   0

     Religious Studies         0    4    0   0   0   0   0          4                Religious Studies          0     100   0       0        0         0   0

     Russian                   1    1    0   0   0   0   0          2                Russian                    50    50    0       0        0         0   0

     Spanish                   2    4    0   1   0   0   0          7                Spanish                    29    57    0       14       0         0   0

     Textiles                  0    2    1   0   0   0   0          3                Textiles                   0     67    33      0        0         0   0

     AS LEVEL SUBJECT
     GRADE BREAKDOWN & ANALYSIS 2019
     In 2019 the linear (two year) A Level courses removed the option to sit four AS Levels. Girls instead took one or two AS qualifications
     required by some subjects e.g. international A Levels in Biology and English. Or to gain seperate qualifications in the fourth subject
     before focusing on three A Levels in the Upper Sixth.

     AS Grade Breakdown        A    B    C   D   E   U   Totals            AS% Breakdown                   A    B      C     D           E        U

     Biology*                  19   3    7   2   1   0    32               Biology                         59   9      22       6        3        0
     Business Studies          0    0    1   0   0   0       1             Business Studies                0    0     100       0        0        0
     Chemistry                 1    0    1   0   0   0       2             Chemistry                       50   0      50       0        0        0
     Economics                 9    5    3   1   1   0    19               Economics                       47   26     16       5        5        0
     English Literature*       19   3    2   0   0   0    24               English Literature              79   13     8        0        0        0
     French                    1    1    0   0   0   0       2             French                          50   50     0        0        0        0
     Latin                     1    0    0   0   0   0       1             Latin                          100   0      0        0        0        0
     Mathematics               5    0    4   0   1   0    10               Mathematics                     50   0      40       0       10        0
     PE                        1    1    2   2   0   0       6             PE                              17   17     33    33          0        0
     Physics                   4    1    0   0   0   1       6             Physics                         67   17     0        0        0        17
     Psychology                5    1    2   2   0   0    10               Psychology                      50   10     20    20          0        0
     Russian                   2    0    0   0   0   0       2             Russian                        100    0     0        0        0        0
     Spanish                   0    1    0   0   0   0       1             Spanish                         0    100    0        0        0        0

     * Biology and English Literature follow the International A Level which requires compulsory AS and A2 exams

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A LEVEL SUBJECT
GRADE BREAKDOWN & ANALYSIS 2020
A Level Grade                                                                A Level % Breakdown              A*       A        B        C    D    E   U
                          A*   A    B   C   D   E   U     Totals
Breakdown

Biology                   11   9    6   1   1   0   0        28              Biology                          39       32       21       4    4    0   0   Grade Analysis
                                                                                                                                                            A*        89
Business Studies          0    1    0   0   0   0   0        1               Business Studies                 0        100      0        0    0    0   0
                                                                                                                                                            A         109
Chemistry                 6    6    4   3   0   0   0        19              Chemistry                        32       32       21       16   0    0   0    B         50
D&T                       0    3    0   0   0   0   0        3               D&T                              0        100      0        0    0    0   0    C         13
Drama & Theatre Studies   0    4    0   0   0   0   0        4               Drama & Theatre Studies          0        100      0        0    0    0   0    D             3
                                                                                                                                                            E             0
Economics                 5    8    4   1   0   0   0        18              Economics                        28       44       22       6    0    0   0
                                                                                                                                                            U             0
English Literature        14   6    2   1   0   0   0        23              English Literature               61       26       9        4    0    0   0   Total      264
Fine Art                  3    3    2   0   0   0   0        8               Fine Art                         38       38       25       0    0    0   0
                                                                                                                                                             % Analysis
French                    3    6    0   0   0   0   0        9               French                           33       67       0        0    0    0   0
                                                                                                                                                            A*        34%
Further Mathematics       3    1    0   0   0   0   0        4               Further Mathematics              75       25       0        0    0    0   0
                                                                                                                                                            A         41%
Geography                 5    5    3   0   0   0   0        13              Geography                        38       38       23       0    0    0   0
                                                                                                                                                            B         19%
German                    0    0    1   1   0   0   0        2               German                           0         0       50       50   0    0   0
                                                                                                                                                            C         5%
Greek                     0    1    0   0   0   0   0        1               Greek                            0        100      0        0    0    0   0
                                                                                                                                                            D         1%
History                   6    5    5   0   0   0   0        16              History                          38       31       31       0    0    0   0    E         0%
History of Art            0    1    1   1   0   0   0        3               History of Art                   0        33       33       33   0    0   0    U         0%

Latin                     3    2    0   0   0   0   0        5               Latin                            60       40       0        0    0    0   0    Cumulative
Mathematics               14   12   8   3   1   0   0        38              Mathematics                      37       32       21       8    3    0   0    A*        34%
                                                                                                                                                           A*-A       75%
Music                     0    1    0   0   0   0   0        1               Music                            0        100      0        0    0    0   0
                                                                                                                                                           A*-B       94%
PE                        1    1    3   1   0   0   0        6               PE                               17       17       50       17   0    0   0
                                                                                                                                                           A*-C       99%
Photography               1    1    1   0   0   0   0        3               Photography                      33       33       33       0    0    0   0   A*-D      100%
Physics                   2    4    1   1   1   0   0        9               Physics                          22       44       11       11   11   0   0   A*-E      100%
                                                                                                                                                           A*-U      100%
Politics                  3    10   1   0   0   0   0        14              Politics                         21       71       7        0    0    0   0

Psychology                4    7    5   0   0   0   0        16              Psychology                       25       44       31       0    0    0   0

Religious Studies         2    5    1   0   0   0   0        8               Religious Studies                25       63       13       0    0    0   0

Russian                   1    1    0   0   0   0   0        2               Russian                          50       50       0        0    0    0   0

Spanish                   2    4    2   0   0   0   0        8               Spanish                          25       50       25       0    0    0   0

Textiles                  0    2    0   0   0   0   0        2               Textiles                         0        100      0        0    0    0   0

AS LEVEL SUBJECT
GRADE BREAKDOWN & ANALYSIS 2020
AS Grade Breakdown        A    B    C   D   E   U       AS % Grade Breakdown                  A    B     C        D         E       U
Biology                   14   4    5   1   0   0       Biology                               58   17    21       4         0       0

Business Studies          1    0    0   0   0   0       Business Studies                   100     0     0         0        0        0

Classics                  1    0    0   0   0   0       Classics                           100     0     0         0        0        0

Economics                 15   3    2   0   0   0       Economics                             75   15    10        0        0        0

                                                        English Literature                    85   15    0         0        0        0
English Literature        17   3    0   0   0   0
                                                        Music                              100     0     0         0        0        0
Music                     1    0    0   0   0   0
                                                                                              67   33    0         0        0        0
PE                        2    1    0   0   0   0       PE

                                                        Psychology                            67   25    0         8        0        0
Psychology                8    3    0   1   0   0
                                                        Spanish                               0    100   0         0        0        0
Spanish                   0    1    0   0   0   0

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UNIVERSIT Y DESTINATIONS - 2019
      UN I VE R S I T Y     C OU R S E                                          U N I V ER SI T Y        C OU R SE

      Bath                   Biochemistry                                        Kent                    Computer Science
      Bath                   International Management and German                 Kings College, London   Religion, Philosophy & Ethics
      Bath                   Psychology                                          Kings College, London   Liberal Arts
      Birmingham             Chemical Engineering                                Kings College, London   Medicine
      Birmingham             History                                             Kingston                Foundation Diploma in Art and Design
      Birmingham             History                                             Lancaster               Mathematics
      Birmingham             Law
                                                                                 Leeds                   Music
      Birmingham             Medicine
                                                                                 Leeds                   Geography
      Birmingham             Modern Languages
                                                                                 Leeds                   Psychology
      Birmingham             Sports and Exercise and Health Sciences
                                                                                 Loughborough            Politics, History and International Relations
      Bournemouth            Animation Production
                                                                                 Loughborough            Product Design and Technology
      Bristol                Biochemistry
                                                                                 London School of
      Bristol                Computer Science                                                            Economics
                                                                                 Economics
      Bristol                Medicine                                            London School of
                                                                                                         Geography
                                                                                 Economics
      Cambridge              Economics
                                                                                 Manchester
      Cambridge              Modern and Medieval Languages                                               Fashion Promotion
                                                                                 Metropolitan
      Cardiff                Dentistry                                           Newcastle               Nutrition with Food Marketing with Placement
      Cardiff                Physiotherapy                                       Nottingham              Medicine
      Cardiff                Social Science                                      Nottingham              Medicine
      City, London           Computer Science                                    Oxford                  History and Spanish
      Durham                 Chemistry                                           Oxford                  Physics
      Durham                 English Literature                                  Oxford Brookes          Interior Architecture
      Durham                 Law                                                 Polimoda Fashion
                                                                                                         Fashion Art Direction
                                                                                 School, Italy
      Durham                 Modern Languages and Cultures
      Edinburgh              Economics                                           Queen Mary, London      Dentistry

      Edinburgh              History and History of Art                          Sarajevo                Performing Arts
      Edinburgh              Medicine                                            Sheffield               Psychology
      Exeter                 Accounting and Finance                              St Andrews              Greek and Hebrew
      Exeter                 Business Economics                                  St Andrews              History

      Exeter                 Business Economics                                  St Andrews              International Relations

      Exeter                 Engineering                                         St Andrews              Medicine

      Exeter                 English                                             UCL                     History

      Exeter                 English Literature                                  UCL                     Statistics, Economics and Finance
      Exeter                 Geography with European Study                       University of Arts,
                                                                                                         Foundation Diploma in Art and Design
                                                                                 London
      Exeter                 Mathematics with a Year in Industry
                                                                                 University of Arts,
      Exeter                 Philosophy                                                                  Foundation Diploma in Art and Design
                                                                                 London
      Exeter                 Politics and International Relations                University of Arts,
                                                                                                         Bespoke Tailoring Foundation course
      Exeter                 Psychology                                          London
                                                                                 UWE                     Real Estate
      Falmouth               Photography
      Guildhall School of
                                                                                 Warwick                 Philosophy, Politics and Economics
                             Theatre Technology
      Music and Drama                                                            Warwick                 Law with French Law
      Hull York Medical
                             Medicine                                            York                    Economics
      School
                                                                                 York                    English Literature
      Imperial College       Biochemistry
      Imperial College       Medical Biosciences
      Imperial College       Mathematics and Computer Science

     The Class of 2019 excludes 6 girls who have deferred their university entry and 2 who will apply to university during a gap year of
     structured work/internships/travel. Their university choices are shown on the following page.

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UNIVERSIT Y DESTINATIONS - 2020
 UN I VE R S I T Y        COURSE                                          U N I V ER SI T Y           C OU R SE

 Amsterdam                Liberal Arts                                    Manchester Metropolitan
                                                                                                      Fashion Art Direction
                                                                          University
 Bath                     Modern Languages
                                                                          Newcastle                   Marine Biology
 Bath                     Business
                                                                          Nottingham                  English
 Bath                     Politics with Economics
                                                                          Nottingham                  Geography
 Bath                     Politics and International Relations
                                                                          Nottingham                  Geography
 Bath                     Politics and International Relations
                                                                          Nottingham                  Geography
 BPP University           Chiropractic
                                                                          Nottingham                  History
 Bristol                  Veterinary Science
                                                                          Nottingham                  History
 Cambridge                Classics
                                                                          Nottingham                  History
 Cambridge                Classics
                                                                          Nottingham                  Psychology
 Cambridge                Classics
                                                                          Nottingham                  Veterinary Medicine
 Cambridge                Land Economy
                                                                          Oxford                      Medicine
 Cardiff                  Physiotherapy
                                                                          Oxford Brookes              Business and Management
 Durham                   Biological Sciences
                                                                          Oxford Brookes              Sport and Exercise Science
 Durham                   Business and Management
                                                                          Queen Mary, London          Biology
 Durham                   Geography
                                                                          Queen Mary, London          Biomedical Sciences
 Durham                   History
                                                                          Sheffield                   Health and Human Sciences
 Durham                   International Relations
                                                                          Southampton                 Physiotherapy
 Durham                   International Relations
                                                                          St Andrews                  Arabic, French and Spanish
 Durham                   Natural Sciences
                                                                          St Andrews                  Chemistry
 Durham                   Natural Sciences
                                                                          St Andrews                  Computer Science and Philosophy
 Durham                   Physics and Astronomy
                                                                          St George’s                 Medicine
 Durham                   Politics and Philosophy
                                                                          University College,
 Edinburgh                Biological Science (Zoology)                                                Applied Medical Sciences
                                                                          London
 Edinburgh                German and Portuguese                           University College,
                                                                                                      Biomedical Sciences
                                                                          London
 Edinburgh                History
                                                                          University College,
 Exeter                   Exercise and Sports Sciences                                                Engineering and Architectural Design
                                                                          London
 Exeter                   Geography                                       University College,
                                                                                                      Natural Sciences
 Exeter                   History and Modern Languages                    London
 Exeter                   International Relations                         University of Columbia,
                                                                                                      Economics and Political Science
                                                                          New York
 Exeter                   Psychology (Applied Clinical)
                                                                          University of East Anglia   Physiotherapy
 Exeter                   Theology and Religion
                                                                          University of the Arts,
 Falmouth                 Illustration                                                                Foundation Diploma in Art and Design
                                                                          London
 King’s College, London   Global Health and Social Medicine               University of the West of
                                                                                                      Wildlife Ecology and Conservation Science
 King’s College, London   History and Modern Languages                    England

 Leeds                    History                                         Warwick                     Accounting and Finance

 London School of                                                         Warwick                     Mathematics
                          Management
 Economics                                                                Warwick                     Mathematics and Philosophy
 London School of                                                         Warwick                     Politics, Philisophy and Economics
                          Politics and Philosophy
 Economics
                                                                          Westminster                 Architecture
 London School of
                          Politics and Philosophy                         York                        Social and Political Studies
 Economics
 Manchester               Mechanical Engineering
 Manchester               Medicine

The Class of 2020 includes 7 girls who have secured places to start their degrees in 2021. It excludes 8 girls who have chosen to apply to
university during a gap year of structured work/internships/travel. They continue to be supported by St Catherine’s staff as they make these
applications and will be listed next year.
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BOARDING
     Head of Boarding: Mrs Alice Phillips, MA Cantab

     St Catherine’s was founded in 1885 as both a boarding and day school. Boarding is, therefore, an intrinsic part of the School and is
     fundamental to the ethos of St Catherine’s. Boarding fosters respect and concern for others and a collegiate spirit yet gives the girls the
     confidence to develop their independence and their own individual character and style.
     W H Y C H O O S E A B OA R D I N G S C H O O L ?
     There are almost as many reasons to board as there are girls and their families. It could be that a girl already has a very full and active life
     before and after school and boarding makes it easier to manage her commitments, be they dramatic, musical, sporting or artistic, all on one
     campus. Sometimes deciding to board is based on what best suits the whole family; some of our parents live abroad and so for them, full
     boarding is the obvious choice. Weekly boarding, with the week spent in school and the weekend at home, is equally popular, especially
     in families where both parents work in the UK. For London families, St. Catherine’s offers all the academic outcomes of a top London day
     school, a larger space into which girls can breathe out and a far greater likelihood of gaining a coveted place.
     At weekends there is a busy and exciting programme for our full boarders; weekly boarders are always welcome to stay and join in the fun.
     Our fee is the same for any type of boarding, reserving a bed and surrounding space for the whole term.

     T H E F O U R C O R N E R STO N E S O F B OA R D I N G AT ST C AT H E R I N E ’ S :
     •    Expert care by professionals – all, our Boarding House Mistresses and resident tutors are fully qualified teaching professionals with a real
          understanding of how teenaged girls tick.
     •    Extended access in the evenings and weekends to our first-rate facilities.
     •    Friends and links for life are formed: the result of living in a diverse, lively, caring and cosmopolitan school community.
     •    Value for money. We have the most competitive boarding fee of any boarding school of a similar academic standing by some margin. Our
          boarders also show particularly enhanced ‘Value Added’ scores in public examinations.

     W H AT G I R L S SAY T H E Y L I K E A B O U T B OA R D I N G :
     •    Being with friends all the time.
     •    Having time to join in lots of activities.
     •    Having more time at both ends of the school day and no commute.
     •    Flexibility of weekly boarding – girls can go home on Friday or choose to stay in school for a Saturday morning match or weekend
          activities.
     •    Having resources and facilities close at hand.

     W H AT PA R E N T S SAY T H E Y L I K E A B O U T B OA R D I N G :
     •    Girls adjust to living in a community, learning about respect and responsibility, compromise and kindness. They learn to care for and
          support all members of the community and not just their friends. Disagreements have to be resolved and other viewpoints considered.
     •    Living in an international community opens girls’ minds to other cultures, music, food, dress and customs, and helps them to develop a
          wide perspective, so important for an increasingly global working environment.
     •    Boarding is a natural steppingstone to university life; it leads to greater independence, self-motivation and organisation.
     •    Full boarding allows girls from every corner of the globe to experience a St Catherine’s education.
     •    Weekly boarding allows girls to take part in a wide range of activities and do most of their prep at school during the week, having the
          weekend free with the family.
     •    There are no exeats except for the early May Bank Holiday.

     J O I N I N G ST C AT H E R I N E ’ S A S A B OA R D E R
     Our main intake points into boarding are at 11+, 13+ and 16+. We may also have the occasional boarding place at 12+. New GCSE
     specifications require some curriculum content to be taught from Year 9/13+. We therefore advise anyone seeking to join us as a boarder
     other than at 11+ to do so at 13+, which also enables girls to study our wider curriculum for a year, to settle into their favourite activities and
     then make their GCSE choices fully informed and having got to know their teachers.
     Girls registered to join us as boarders will be invited to a Taster Evening and sleep-over in the Autumn Term before they join, providing a
     valuable opportunity to experience boarding for themselves.
     Prospective boarding parents are always welcome to visit St Catherine’s where they will have the opportunity to tour the boarding
     accommodation and facilities, meet the boarding house staff and Head of Boarding, talk to some current boarders and tour the wider school
     during the school day. Parents who visit after 4pm, will also be able to see the wide range of extracurricular activities which take place after
     lessons have finished.
     To book a visit to see how boarding would suit your daughter, please contact the Registrar on admissions@stcatherines.info

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