Founded in 1907 as one of the country's first co-educational boarding schools. Now an Academy, all-ability, Christian Foundation but non-denominational school. The school values each pupil as an Individual and has a tradition of excellence and success in all aspects of its community life.
St George's occupies an attractive open site in the small Hertfordshire town of Harpenden.
Over 40% of boarders have brothers and sisters at the school and priority is given to siblings. 30% of boarders live within 50 miles. Strong links with RAF and Army, with long experience of overseas boarders (33%). Increasing numbers from Middle East ex-pat community. EU students only considered for two year pre-university courses at A level.
Selected by Telegraph's 'Good Schools Guide': early application recommended, especially for 11+ and 13+ entry: Sixth Form places at premium.
Holiday care with guardian essential for overseas students when boarding houses close. Extra charge for individual music lessons: average termly disbursements for boarders (trips, activities etc) £60-£100. Entry as junior boarder at 11+ seen as path to academic Sixth Form career (5 GCSEs at grades C+ essential).