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St George’s School Windsor Castle

By Coby F

2 years ago

st george's school Windsor castle

Address: Datchet Road, Windsor, SL4 1QF
Website: www.stgwindsor.org
Founded: Founded in 1348 to educate the choristers of St George’s Chapel, the school moved to its current location outside the walls of Windsor Castle in 1892. It now educates both boys and girls aged from 3 – 13.
Number of Pupils: 330
Fees: Please see website for up-to-date details.
Ages: 3–13
Head Teacher: William Goldsmith
Religious Affiliation: Church of England, although the school welcomes families of all faiths (and none).
Entrance Procedure: St George’s is a non-selective school. Pupils can join St George’s at any age, subject to places being available. The main entry points are Kindergarten at age 3, Reception class at age 4 and Year 5 at age 9. Entry at Year 7 gives pupils the opportunity to experience boarding before senior school. Between Year 1 and Year 4 the school arranges taster days for prospective pupils and entry is based on observing them in the school environment and in informal play. Entry into the Upper School is similarly non-selective, but the process is designed to identify pupils who are able to benefit from the balanced and well-rounded curriculum and who will make a positive contribution to the life of the school. From Year 5, a taster day includes an assessment in Maths and English.
Contact: Admissions – Aileen De Valley-King; or the school office.
Email: [email protected]or [email protected]
School Visits: The school website gives an excellent insight into what St George’s has to offer, but prospective parents are encouraged to visit the school at one of the regular open mornings, or to contact the Registrar (Aileen De Valley-King on 01753 836530 or via email [email protected]). Alternatively, please reserve a space at one of the regular open mornings.

The Curriculum

The curriculum at St George’s is exciting, stimulating and challenging. Dedicated form teachers and subject specialists provide pupils with a well-rounded, comprehensive education, designed to prepare them for the next stage in their academic journey. We work with parents to identify the best environment in which their children will flourish.

Games & The Arts

All children benefit from the indoor swimming pool and extensive playing fields. From Year 3 there are over four hours of timetabled sport each week and weekly fixtures of football, rugby, cricket, netball, hockey or rounders. There are over 40 sporting co-curricular activities and every child in the school is involved in drama productions and visiting workshops throughout the year.

Pastoral Care

St George’s School is a joyful, caring, lively community. Wherever you go, you will see smiling faces of children who are positive and secure.  

Caring and committed staff, supported by a dedicated safeguarding team, gently guide the children in forming relationships with one another and the traditional values of kindness, courtesy and good manners sit high on the school’s agenda.

A culture of praise runs through the heart of the school, and through encouragement, confidence and self-esteem come naturally.

This nurturing, family-focused environment supports and builds each pupil’s understanding of how they fit into the school community and wider world.

Head Teacher’s Philosophy

The young people educated at St George’s will have the opportunity to be transformational leaders in a challenging world, where they will exercise significant influence on matters that cross geographical, cultural and social borders. It is crucial to create a unique educational experience that fully prepares them for this, whilst remaining true to the school’s traditional values. Above all else, the experience should be one that is fun, happy and full of wonder.

Outstanding Characteristics

  • A vibrant, thriving and successful prep school in the grounds of the historic Windsor Castle where pupils have access to Windsor Castle as a resource for learning.
  • Academic excellence delivered through an innovative, stimulating and challenging curriculum across all year groups.
  • With music at the heart of the school, there are many opportunities to perform as well as an iMac lab and recording studio.
  • Excellent preparation and one-to-one support for the next stage of your child’s educational journey.
  • Sports lessons take place in the extensive playing fields in the beautiful Castle grounds
  • Town centre location and easy transport options direct to London. The school is located opposite Windsor and Eton Riverside station and new bus routes will operate from September 2019.