Headmistress’ Welcome

Sarah Labram, Headmistress

St James Senior Girls’ School is an independent day school for girls aged 11-18, based in Kensington Olympia, and accommodating a two-form year group. Our Junior School pupils transfer at Year 7 and we admit a further 20-25 pupils at 11+ from other schools.

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 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 teachers have excellent subject knowledge and give their time generously to support the well-being and development of their pupils. Relationships throughout the school are extremely positive and are characterised by a spirit of love, trust and mutual respect.

I look forward to welcoming you to St James whether at one of our Open Days, a School in Action visit or when your daughter comes for an interview.

Do please use these opportunities to speak to pupils and teachers who will all be delighted to help and answer any of your questions.

I wish you good luck in this important task ahead!

Sarah Labram BA

Headmistress