St James Senior Girls’ School is situated on a spacious site in Olympia, West Kensington, shared with St James Preparatory School. We offer an education which nurtures and enriches the physical, intellectual, emotional and spiritual development of our pupils. Our happy, united atmosphere provides the ideal environment for every girl to discover her own unique combination of strengths and talents and to ‘be the best she can’.
St James girls are industrious, open-hearted and courageous; they work together, enjoying others’ successes as well as their own. They achieve the highest academic and sporting standards and are also encouraged to develop strength through self-discipline and an ability to live according to an intelligent understanding of what is wise and true. Regular opportunities for stillness and quiet enable pupils to learn to be at ease with themselves, to appreciate the value of being fully present and to develop their ability to concentrate. Our most recent Independent Schools Inspectorate Report (November 2019) judged the school as 'Excellent' in all areas.
About the school
Standards in public examinations are high: nearly all leavers proceed to Higher Education degree courses either at university, a specialist music college or to pursue an art foundation course.
Subjects available to GCSE/IGCSE: art, biology, chemistry, classical Greek, computer science/applied IT, drama, English language, English literature, French, geography, history, Latin, mathematics, music, physical education, physics, religious studies, Sanskrit and Spanish.
Subjects offered at A Level: art and design, biology, chemistry, drama and theatre, English literature, French, geography, classical Greek, Hinduism, history, History of Art, Latin, mathematics, further mathematics, music, physics, psychology, religious studies and Spanish. Students also take the Extended Project Qualification.