At Putney we believe that thinking should be “out of the box”, not “tick the box”! As experts in their fields, our teachers bring to the classroom an infectious passion for their subjects and ensure that every student can be stretched, challenged and inspired to develop a lifelong love of learning.
Putney High School has been leading the way in girls’ education since its foundation in 1893. We offer a forward-thinking education that is ambitious and relevant to the future, encouraging girls to think differently, equipped with the skills and the character to stand up and use their voice. Our community is energetic, fun and above all, down-to-earth. Happy and supported within a democratic environment, our students achieve outstanding results and develop the confidence and resourcefulness to make their mark in whatever they choose to pursue.
Ours is a culture of curiosity, creativity and openness to new ideas. Our Breathe programme is central to a holistic approach to education where mental and physical wellbeing go hand-in-hand with academic attainment. We are leaders in teaching and learning research and at the forefront of digital technology in education. An award-winning careers programme is bolstered by an established Residency programme, and Putney leavers go on to the finest institutions in the UK and abroad, including Oxbridge, Central St Martin’s and the Royal Academy of Music.
As part of the school’s commitment to cross-curricular learning and STEAM education, a new Science, Music, Drama and Debating Centre is scheduled to open in 2021. It will be a space for pupils and staff to come together to discuss, to rehearse and to perform, offering acoustically engineered teaching and practice space to enhance what is a truly 21st century education.
A spirited and vibrant school, our ethos is to be:
- Inquisitive, intellectually curious and love learning
- Ambitious, bold and striving for excellence
- Innovative and open minded
- A collaborative and democratic community
- Which acts with integrity, kindness and a sense of moral purpose
- Down to earth
Putney High School is part of the Girls’ Day School Trust, a charitable trust and leading group of independent girls’ schools, with over 4000 staff and 20,000 students in 23 schools. Further information on Putney High School and The Girls’ Day School Trust can be found at: www.putneyhigh.gdst.net and www.gdst.net. The most recent full Educational Quality ISI inspection in 2015 awarded the school the highest possible grading in all categories.