St Catherine's School Reviews. To think that families who construct their lifestyle around two incomes are living very precariously? St Catherine’s was founded in 1885 and has recently celebrated 125 years of successful education for girls. Page TransparencySee More. I can only recommend St Cats highly and my daughter did not come via the junior school she joined at 11+ and had no problem integrating. The school is a bit more diverse than Tormead and GHS because it has boarders as well as day girls. She went to a Sixth Form College instead and loved it. Talk widget showing discussions of the day & trending threads, Subscribe to Mumsnet emails direct to your inbox. To think that families who construct their lifestyle around two incomes are living very precariously? She lacked confidence, yet she had the academic potential. Value without compromises. St Catherines Bramley (52 Posts) Add message | Report. The head is a genuine and is proactive in ensuring children are treated as individuals. But isn't that the case at many of these high achieving schools? Lots of redevelopment- I'm sure you sure the amazing new building. It's the school I'm choosing for my DDs. The School is especially proud of the very strong results in Physics, Maths, Biology, Chemistry, Art, Psychology, Food and Nutrition, and Geography. This is a fabulous achievement and only marginally behind GHS (ranked 16 in same list) when you consider just how many schools there are in Britain. 7-9 – 56%. Thanks BectAndCall, she will be a full boarder so no worries abt traffic. St Catherine’s School, Bramley, is the current president of the Girls’ Schools Association. The head is a dynamic, fiesty woman who believes passionately in girl power. I have had girls at St Catherine's for almost 10 years, through Prep, Senior and 6th form. One ended up hospitalised with annorexia and the other refused to return for Sixth Form because she hated it so much. She isnt' hugely sporty or musical but still gets plenty out of the school and whilst the boarders are a small part of the school she has a huge number of day girls as friends and the house system works well so they meet lots of different girls. The overall staff/ teachers are really good, her house mistress is extremely kind and very watchful. To comment on this thread you need to create a Mumsnet account. Do though check the numbers of full boarders. BUT when my friend's DD was there a few years ago she went home to Grandparents every weekend as none of her friends stayed in. Lovely location and good results. My daughter acquired grade 9 ( or equivalent in some subjects that are of a certain board where 9 is translated into A with a hat in Furthermaths) in all of her subjects. It can't be too snobby or super-posh or they wouldn't let the likes of us in! Worship, education, social and community ministries continue to thrive along with The Church of St. Catherine, as we now bring welcome to an additional ministry here at MyStCatherines.org. Will people just FUCK OFF with the judging and assuming. All of these schools have had girls who want to leave before sixth form etc., and why not? St Cats girls mix with Eton at socials and it is the most 'public boarding school' of the 3. Bramley, Johannesburg 2090. According to the ISC figures there are 198 boarders from age 11 to 18, which seems a very healthy number. To comment on this thread you need to create a Mumsnet account. Will dd find it hard to make fds there since she will joining in Yr9? Mum or Dad might be looking to return to work or to move from part-time into full-time employment. St Catherine Bramley. Contact St Catherines Anglican Church on Messenger. We sent a shy, anxious girl there at 12 and she has gained confidence steadily each year. My daughter is currently doing her A-levels there, She went there from a state primary school in Ottershaw. what I've heard is that it is a bitch factory and that girls who have been there many years ie since reception etc go off the rails by the time they are teenagers and want to leave. The reason the school is able to offer so much is that they are a boarding school also. To have bought a skirt that will drive me insane? The school is divided into a senior school, for ages 11–18, and a preparatory school for girls aged 4–11. To use this feature subscribe to Mumsnet Premium - get first access to new features see fewer ads, and support Mumsnet. 62 Dalene Road. The Headmistress, staff and students at St Catherine’s School are delighted with their excellent GCSE results this year: 8-9 – 33%. I have no knowledge of st swithuns but St Catz is tricky to get to except by car or school bus and the buses are timed to take the girls home after prep each day,so may not suit everyone. St Catherine's School is an independent girls' school in the village of Bramley, near Guildford, Surrey, England. To have bought a skirt that will drive me insane? My daughter flourished as a gentle, kind, confident and eloquent young lady in this fun, gentle and balanced academic environment. In 2019/20, St Catherine’s fielded six senior teams in the Lacrosse National Championships, the highest number ever entered by one school and testament to the ‘give-it-a-go’ ethos. Plus as there is no Saturday school pupils can be weekly boarders and still go home at the weekends as they have two nights out of school even if they live a fair distance away from the school.St Swithuns is within walking distance of Winchester town centre and they can walk back up the hill too but there is a bus! Both are lovely girls and I am sure they will remain so! Facebook is showing information to help you better understand the purpose of a Page. However, this is dealt with quickly and well by the staff. She's a really nice sensible woman, lovely sense of humour and really dedicated to the job and to her girls. I've visited St Cats and the girls I met were grounded, intelligent and friendly. This is page 1 of 1 (This thread has 14 messages.). It is a pretty good school. Preparatory School: +44 (0)1483 899665 AboutSee All. To use this feature subscribe to Mumsnet Premium - get first access to new features see fewer ads, and support Mumsnet. This is a full on school but that is how they produce such well-rounded, ambitious, confident and independent girls. DD have received an offer from St Catz, but so has St Swithun's. Do you have questions about creating positive bathroom habits and routines? St Catherine's School Station Road Bramley Guildford Surrey GU5 0DF; Head: Mrs Alice Phillips; T 01483 899609; F 01483 899 608; E [email protected] W www.stcatherines.info/ A mainstream independent school for girls aged from 11 to 18 with a linked junior school; Boarding: Yes; Local authority: Surrey; Pupils: 640; sixth formers: 172; Religion: Church of England ALl local gossip I know and perhaps told with embellishment but thought I'd pass it on! The St Catherine's School Bramley School Campus is located in the suburbs of London: it is a small, cozy and quiet village of Bramley (Surrey) - about an hour's drive to the center of the capital. 62 Dalene Road. St Catherine's School, Station Road, Bramley, Guildford, Surrey GU5 0DF. The girls I have met from there are lovely, no school is perfect remember.It gets very good results, the girls get some great opportunities.AS far as making friends in year 9, kids are very resilient. At St Catherine's the headmistress is a formidable manager, very assertive with the view to the parents that she"would tolerate anything but unkindness". www.st-caths.co.za. My eldest DS has just started at Longacre prep in Year 5 all the kids have been together a few years so friendships are quite cemented, but she is settling in well and in time will make good friends.Good luck with whatever you decide. They are going to present themselves at every school in girls of this age. Johannesburg. Which one fits in best for travel and independence for you? I've heard good things 2nd hand - But I don't know how it compares to Guilford High or Tormead (sp?). Thanks. We have been delighted by the school. Frequentdriver Thu 28-Nov-19 19:42:52. St Catherines is in a rural location with a fairly ropey public transport system, normally goes wrong at evenings and weekends! She's very academic. Mrs Phillips is the head you want for your bright, lively daughter and she runs a first-rate school. 6-9 – 80%. 4-9 – 99%. Can someone tell me more abt this school? St Cats offers lots of extra-curricular, and because it is a boarding school it has a global outlook. Bramley North. St Catherine's School Q & A (Questions and Answers frequently), Reviews from teachers, students and parents. I am a childminder and babysitter. I credit the school to a large part for this. Of course there is some bitchy behaviour, there is at every school. Do you have questions about creating positive bathroom habits and routines? Find out what Mumsnet users thought of Echo by Lloyd’s Pharmacy. Welcome to St Catherine’s Anglican Church Bramley We greet you in the wonderful name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and we warmly welcome you. Will people just FUCK OFF with the judging and assuming. The international airports of Gatwick and Heathrow can also be reached in about an hour: this greatly facilitates the transfer and travel of girls. In 2012 it ranked number 32 in the FT school rankings out of ALL schools, state and independent. St Catherine's School, Bramley, Guildford, United Kingdom. I was an overseas parent with full boarders (not at these schools) so from experience I would say check the exact number of year 9 boarders, how many weekends the full boarders have to stay in and that those that do come from a variety of countries. As for the anorexia issue, I am sure that Tormead and GHS have the same percentage of girls with these issues. The school is extremely tough on bullying, very swift yet delicate in handling any controversial issues from the odd student. But as I don't know any of the girls personally that is as much as I know. Great at everything except Science. Preparatory School: +44 (0)1483 899665 We are especially happy with the pastoral care. St Catherine’s Bramley students in a dance show. I have a fourteen year old at St Catherine's. A Catholic Church in the Diocese of Columbus. CommunitySee All. St. Catherine's Church under the leadership and guidance of Father Anthony Hesse (Fr. Which one should I choose for dd? Which turned me off it completely.GHS seems amazing and I am praying DD gets in. Have you considered it? 334 likes. We liked the school more than the Guildford day schools as we would rather have our daughter hanging out in fields and playing sport than hanging on Guildford High Street. I'm considering this school for September next year (11+) - is this still the reputation that the school has. Tormead came in around 77 I think, and really any school in the top 100 has done exceptionally well. Find out how St Catherine's School rates compared to other primary schools in Waverley with our school ratings. St Catherines Anglican Church is based in Bramley, Johannesburg. 0845304817. Parents’ careers are another factor in choosing weekly boarding. In the Best Schools league tables (www.best-schools.co.uk ) St Catherine’s, Bramley is comfortably in the UK’s Top five Girls’ Boarding Schools based on the percentage of A* and A grades gained at A-level, and yet, has the lowest fees by some margin. 2090. St Catherine’s, Bramley, offers an unparalleled educational and boarding experience, set in 27 acres of grounds in the heart of the Surrey Hills, yet within an hour of … my two cousins went there and left just a few years ago. I know the headmistress. Tony) our parish has grown to 683 families strong. Located in the heart of Bexley, Eastmoor, and Columbus. But the vast majority stay to do A Levels and are happy. St Catherine’s College, part of the Diocese of Chichester Academy Trust - A Company Limited by Guarantee in England and Wales Registered No. Rankings are not the only thing to judge a school by, of course. I am thinking of sending dd to St Catz for 2014 entry( Yr9 ). St Catherine's, Bramley - Create the Future - December 2019 There is no drug abuse ( that my daughter is aware of ) and definitely no bullying at the school. The School is an Independent Church of England Day and Boarding School, in membership of the Girls’ Schools’ Association, with 892 pupils aged between 4 and 18. Academics are valued as much as music, art and sport. St Catherines is in a rural location with a fairly ropey public transport system, normally goes wrong at evenings and weekends! I have a daughter at St Catherines. Handhold please. We're going for GHS for DD but I have looked at and researched (anecdotally) St Catherine's. St Catherine’s girls grow intellectually at their own pace in an environment which encourages them in the belief ‘there is nothing a woman cannot do’. Handhold please. We are moving out of London and so don't know any parents of pupils etc or what the ge Hi, Academically both are very good schools. I have babysat for a lot of the private school girls in the area and the girls I've looked after from St. Catherine's have been, without exception, happy, friendly and confident.If there's snobbishness from either parents or girls, I've yet to come across it.I also know some of the Old Girls and, again, no snobbishness that I've ever noticed. 462 likes. From what I see that comes out the other end in Sixth form it is a phenomenal school with great results that gives us confident, mature and happy girls who are always willing to 'have a go'. The Prep. Is the school gd? Home Years 1914 1914 in education Educational institutions established in 1914 St Catherines School, Twickenham. St Catherines is a very good school, I have many friends whose children go there. St Catherine's School, Bramley | 930 followers on LinkedIn. 38 check-ins. 220 people follow this. The girls are encouraged to take on more responsibilty as they progress through the school which enables them to leave the school with little fear and a belief that they can accomplish anything they want. St Catherine’s provides a secure and happy learning environment where students are fostered in an atmosphere of trust and love. St Cats- The most academic of the 3 you mentioned. Academics are brilliant, so if that is important to you, I would say definitely go for this option. Hi Loveorange, my DD started Y9 at St Catherine’s Bramley last September and our experience so far is that St Catherine’s is an excellent school. However this is not the case across the road at the Senior school. I think some of these comments are overly harsh. GHS and Tormead are also excellent schools. girls school in the village of Bramley, near Guildford, Surrey, England St Catherine s School Twickenham an independent girls school in Twickenham London popula. Talk widget showing discussions of the day & trending threads, Subscribe to Mumsnet emails direct to your inbox. St Catherine's School, Station Road, Bramley, Guildford, Surrey GU5 0DF. This is page 1 of 1 (This thread has 10 messages.). Hi Cortina - this is little more than a bump I'm afraid. It is very different from Guildford High and Tormead in as much as the other two schools have a central city location and mix extensively with RGS and Lanesborough (boys) and the local state schools socially.DS1 knows girls from GHS and Tormed, County and George Abbot but not any of the girls at St Catherines. Overall, we are very happy with the school. DH has gone off in an ambulance. Go and have a look. Senior School: +44 (0)1483 893363. It is a friendly, inclusive school. Except if you plan for her to board of course! Alternatively, they can do arts or be very involved in the music programs. This page will provide information on activities in the church Senior School: +44 (0)1483 893363. St cats is a high achieving girls school with an excellent reputation, excellent results and a fabulous head. We are pleased with the quality of their academics and extra curricular activities that the school has to offer. As we extend this welcome to you, we desire to share with you what we discern we are called by God to do and be in this community. St. Catherine’s School is a premier all-girls, age 3 through grade 12 Episcopal School in Richmond, Virginia. St Catherines Anglican Church, Bramley, Johannesburg. Hope someone else with more direct experience comes along soon. It is very academic, they are pushed hard from what I hear. Have heard it is super-posh, much snobbier than GHS/Tormead, and as someone else has said, a bitch factory. There is no drug abuse ( that my daughter is aware of ) and definitely no bullying at the school. By the time they are in 6 form, most of this has been achieved. She is doing incredibly well there having had the usual teething problems with joining any new school in her first year. Girls are encouraged to participate in as much as they can. Hi, we have been offered a place in reception year from 2017. I believe that there are not many boarders in at the weekend at St Swithuns and those that are tend to be the international students. DH has gone off in an ambulance. There is a very cohesive atmosphere and the girls support each other in house and individual endeavours. Today, I have reviewed the school on google and decided to add this into this website as I read it prior to sending my daughter to St Cat's. It would definitely be worth finding out how many girls do full boarding and what sort of activities as Guildford is a 20/30 minute bus journey away and is also the nearest train station. 214 people like this. There are some students who come from wealthy families but there are families who struggle to send their girls there and the girls do not distinguish or discriminate accordingly. The Prep school is strong, well run and the culture is open and honest. Every lesson plan, every leadership opportunity and every facility is designed just for girls.We are accepting applications for 2021-2022. 09201845 Cookie Policy This site uses cookies to store information on your computer. Head Alice Phillips is admired by pupils and parents, described as a ‘positive leader’ with a ‘strong emotional connection to the school’. Once parents look at how much is on offer, the financial sums add up. Grocery Store in Bramley, Leeds, United Kingdom. Religious Organization. St Catherine's Mill. Sunday Mass at 8:30am • 11:00am • 5:00pm. At St Catherine's the headmistress is a formidable manager, very assertive with the view to the parents that she"would tolerate anything but unkindness". It is not tokerated at all. This thread is two years old - things have probably changed over time but I know girls at all three of the schools mentioned and as individuals they're a ll pretty similar - most are lovely, some are loud and 'out there', some are a little bit snobby - you choose your own friends. www .stcatherines .info. It would definitely be worth finding out how many girls do full boarding and what sort of activities as Guildford is a 20/30 minute bus journey away and is also the nearest train station. Situated 3 miles outside Guildford in Bramley village, St Catherine’s is ranked consistently in the Top 10 girls’ boarding schools for A Level results. ... Based upon your previous Mumsnet postings your girls left St Catherine’s 6 years ago? Find out what Mumsnet users thought of Echo by Lloyd’s Pharmacy. She is a weekly boarder. 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