JAGS – A Passion for Life and Learning

James Allen’s Girls’ School (JAGS) has been guided by a forward-thinking and philanthropic approach to education since 1741.

At the heart of this vision is an extensive and generous bursary scheme which allows the school to continue attracting bright, talented and intellectually curious girls, regardless of their economic background.

Diversity is one of its greatest strengths, and the extensive bursary provision stands it apart from other independent schools.

At JAGS, it is vital the student population reflects the social, cultural and economic diversity of the south London neighbourhood in which it is nestled.

Around one in six pupils studying at the Senior School receive this life-changing bursary provision.

James Allen’s Girls’ School

The majority of these financially assisted pupils are supported with more than 90% of fees, as well as the costs of uniform, travel, school trips, activities and lunches.

The school is also exceptionally proud of the strong, contemporary pastoral systems it has in place.

Pupils flourish in an environment which nurtures self-confidence and independence, while feeling supported through outstanding pastoral care from dedicated members of staff and their peers.
At GCSE and A level the school consistently achieves among the highest results in the country, particularly in STEM subjects, and pupils regularly go on to study at some of the world’s most prestigious universities.

The school recently celebrated its best ever A level results, with one in five Year 13 leavers going onto Oxbridge.

James Allen’s Girls’ School

However, what goes on outside the classroom is just as important as what happens inside the classroom.

At JAGS, there is an absolute commitment to a full, rich and balanced education. Pupils throw themselves into their music, drama, sport and the hundreds of other opportunities that abound.

This is a school where the pupils combine their scholarly talents with a dizzying array of commitments to activities, enrichment and the wider community.

As opposed to a timetable of extra-curricular activities, which may be viewed as an additional part of school life, JAGS promotes co-curricular activities to highlight how these operate in tandem with the rest of school life.

The 22 acres of stunning grounds on which the school is situated features a state-of-the-art sports hall, complete with a 25-metre swimming pool, climbing wall and gym.

Elsewhere, the school’s Prissian Theatre (which can be set up traditionally or in the round) offers the perfect arena for both lessons and stage shows.

For more information visit: or call 020 8693 1181

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