JAGS (James Allen’s Girls’ School)
|Head's Name:||Alex Hutchinson|
144 East Dulwich Grove
JAGS (James Allen's Girls' School) is a 4-18 academically selective school for girls with a passion for life and learning.
Our pupils are drawn from a wonderful variety of social, cultural and economic backgrounds, which contributes to the success and character of JAGS. We celebrate the fact that our girls speak some 50 home languages. Our long tradition of awarding means-tested scholarships and bursaries enables as many as possible to enjoy a JAGS education, regardless of income. Currently 126 girls benefit from our bursaries, almost half for full fees, with an average of 89% fee support.
Excellent specialist teachers and stimulating guest speakers help to expand horizons. Creative talent is displayed in writing, in pupil art and design works round the school and on loan in London, in performances in music, drama and dance. We are proud of our sporting opportunities and outstanding national and international achievements, our wealth of active community partnerships and our Green Flag award. Pupils and teachers alike demonstrate an enquiring, enthusiastic approach to science, languages and all learning and teaching. There’s a shared sense of purpose and fun in whole school fundraising events for charities. Concern for others is at the heart of everything we do and is voiced in our school ethos: Care, Courtesy and Consideration. Girls develop a strong sense of social awareness, feel safe and supported in their relationships and always have someone to turn to.
‘The school is extremely successful at fulfilling its ambitious aims. Pupils benefit from a rich and diverse curriculum and an outstanding range of extra-curricular activities in both the preparatory and senior school.’ (ISI Report 2013)
Our examination results are consistently amongst the best in the country. From here girls can – and do – go on to achieve highly, whatever choices they make. They leave here well-informed, active citizens, eager to make a difference.