James Allen’s Girls’ School… inspiring and educating pupils for more than 280 years 

James Allen’s Girls’ School (JAGS) has been inspiring and educating pupils for more than 280 years.

Founded on a long-standing tradition of diversity and access, JAGS mirrors the social, cultural and economic diversity of its South London neighbourhood.

The school strives to attract intellectually curious girls and ensure its world-class education is accessible to everyone, not just those whose families can afford the fees.

A crucial component to this vision is the James Allen’s bursarys scheme, which is in place from 11+ upwards.

JAGS offers financial assistance for up to 100 per cent of the fees, as well as covering the costs of uniform, travel, school trips and lunches.

JAGS has built a strong reputation on its forward-thinking focus and innovative teaching

Currently, around one in six pupils receive transformational fee assistance through the provision.

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

There is an absolute commitment to a full, rich and balanced education, and 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.

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.

This is a school where passionate individuals thrive in an atmosphere of compassionate challenge.

JAGS – an absolute commitment to a full, rich and balanced education

Throughout its rich history, JAGS has built a strong reputation on its forward-thinking focus and innovative teaching.

The school’s unrivalled and dynamic curriculum is constantly reviewed by its teaching staff, who are experts in their respective fields, allowing pupils to develop genuine interests in and around subjects amid an ever-changing educational, digital and social future.

Each year the school’s public exam results reaffirm its place in the very top echelon of girls’ schools in the UK, particularly in STEM subjects.

This consistent success is testament to the dedication of all staff and students.

Located in 22 acres of beautiful grounds in Dulwich, pupils enjoy a state-of-the-art sports hall complete with a 25m swimming pool, climbing wall and gym.

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

For more information about JAGS and the bursaries on offer, please visit

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