Head Jenny Brown overlooking the City of London

Head’s welcome

Welcome to City of London School for Girls. Come on into our website and enjoy discovering what makes this such an exhilarating place to learn and work.

Being in the heart of the capital and right alongside all the cultural heritage of the Barbican and the professional powerhouses of the City defines the school and is part of what makes it so exciting, but the real excitement is found within the classrooms.

This is a place of brave academic enquiry, of intellectual wonder and of fiercely independent thinkers. It’s hard to convey the excitement of the learning in this school, but whether it’s recent year 7 projects on freedom, a year 12 bounding excitedly into my office with news of her publication in a national medical periodical or hearing about the sixth form genetic engineering project or the pupil talking about her published fanfiction, I am daily struck by its scholarly energy. This is a place where ideas in these rooms become almost become bigger than the people in them, where the structures of learning can become an escape from the self and identity. City is a school which never places any artificial division on our formal academic and co-curricular provision, but celebrates the wild adventure and the fun of learning wherever it is found.

It does so though without posture, or pose. We are a kind and compassionate place too, and our values of respect, responsibility and resourcefulness course through the concrete of our famous Barbican site. We are proud of our outstanding and individualised pastoral care, which encourages pupils to understand themselves and take considered and reflective ownership of their lives.  We nurture an inclusive and kind community, which embraces the cultural and social mix in the school and world around us.

Pupils care about each other and the things that matter in life. They take themselves and their ambitions seriously and have a great deal of fun. We are so proud of all that our pupils achieve and contribute, finding opportunities to experiment and grow in confidence and serve the communities around them.

Our pupils are unfailingly good company; they regularly make me laugh and surprise me.  Nothing can replace meeting them – or visiting our school, which really is a place of wonders.  I do hope I can welcome you here very soon.

Jenny Brown, Headmistress

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