St Catherine’s School, Bramley, Guildford, Surrey

School Gallery



Founded in 1885 as both a day and boarding school for girls aged 4-18, St Catherine’s lays the very best foundations for your daughter’s future. St Catherine's School is an independent boarding girls' school in the village of Bramley, near Guildford, Surrey, England. The school is divided into a senior school, for ages 11–18, and a preparatory school for girls aged 4–11.
Superb examination results are testament to the quality of teaching and learning where students are not afraid to show enthusiasm and ambition. Lessons are taught in well-appointed classrooms by subject specialists. Girls are prepared for and study at the best universities both in the UK and abroad. With extensive playing fields, state of the art sports facilities and an auditorium which boasts better acoustics than many London venues, it is no surprise that this top girls only boarding school is always buzzing with life after the teaching  day is over. 
Parents appreciate the flexibility of a this prestigious boarding school for girls which understands their working day does not finish at 4.00pm. Weekly boarding offers a compelling argument when factoring in the cost of after-school care coupled with the sheer convenience for the whole family of having everything under one roof whether it is ballet, swimming, Mandarin classes or simply the fact that your daughter’s prep. is completed each evening in a calm, supervised environment.  
Day girls are always welcome to stay on to participate in their extra-curricular activities, be it  Sport, Music, Art or Drama, completing homework or even sharing supper with boarding friends. For working parents there is the peace of mind that if a meeting over-runs or the traffic is grid-locked, it is not a problem. A business trip or family commitment can be catered for because this famous boarding school for girls offers flexi-boarding; providing beds are available, your daughter can stay with us. 
Of course full boarders enjoy a comprehensive and exciting weekend activity programme which weekly boarders are always welcome to take part in too.  In a nutshell, this top UK all girls boarding school offers something that little bit different- a premier league school where you will discover a successful mix of the modern with the traditional, academic excellence going hand in hand with kindness and consideration, all underpinned by a unique House spirit which girls recall with fondness long after they leave.





Number of students

Boarding School:







Day School:








7 days boarding: 

9,830 per term

About the school

This boarding school aims to make a modest surplus from their income to invest in new buildings and facilities.

The whole community of this top UK boarding school benefits from this award-winning facility which includes a 300-seat auditorium, boasting some of the best acoustics in the country.  An orchestra pit, technical box and recording studio provide St Catherine’s girls with exciting opportunities to enjoy Music and Drama. The Auditorium offers a capacious environment for weekly Senior School assemblies and has proved a perfect venue to host prestigious speakers.

The Millennium Building – home of Languages, Modern and Classical, and Chemistry

The John Palmer Arts Centre – home of Fine Art, Photography, Computer Aided Design and Design Technology

The Centenary Building – Sixth Form Boarding and Common Room

The Lecture Theatre – recently refurbishment, having been part of the Centenary development.

All pupils of this top UK boarding school, both day girls and boarders, are assigned to one of the six houses. The houses compete in Inter-House competitions throughout the year. Boarders make up around a quarter of its pupils while day girls from Guildford and other towns in Surrey make up around three-quarters of the school.

Let us identify a number of school options for your children

  • We will help you to identify your family priorities and find the best potential schools fit.
  • We will approach those schools on your behalf
  • We work with you through the full process, help with admission procedures and stay with you until your children finish their boarding school education.

Academic life

Sport and culture

The girls of this top private boarding school in England take part in a wide range of sports, including netball, tennis, swimming, and lacrosse. The school has four lacrosse pitches and a number of courts for netball and tennis. In the Preparatory Boarding School, hockey is played.

The equally impressive sports’ facilities, adjacent, offers a multi-purpose sports’ hall, dance studio, gymnasium, swimming pool, squash court and fully-fitted fitness suite.

This top girls only boarding school hosts a variety of creative arts, with the students regularly taking part in art, textiles, design technology, home economics, drama and music lessons.

Location Description

Station Road Bramley Guildford Surrey GU5 0DF GU5 0DF

You tell us what is important to you and your child.

Good education decision

Based on your family needs and requirements and your child's interests, aspirations and expectations

Best boarding schools match

Schools cultivate relationships with Best Boarding Schools because we send them well-matched kids and they want that pipeline.

Peace of mind

We help in school admission process, family school visits, passing tests, arranging visas and travel

We help you to get accepted at all schools

We help with school placement at top ranked highly academic schools and all other schools as well.

We are International Education Specialists

Supporting your child’s international learning journey

We provide the advice you need to make the best educational decisions for your children and help you choose the right boarding school in England, the UK, Switzerland, Europe, Canada and the US.


Give Your Child The Best Possible Opportunities In Life

Consultation, schools guide, questions and answers about finding a school in the UK, Switzerland, Europe and America. Everything from identifying your specific family and childrens’ requirements, academic, language and extracurricular requirements to evaluating the school’s mission and philosophy, curriculum, and student achievements.

We help in the full process and in multiple school interviews and applications.

Our team of education consultants will guide you in the right direction to gain entry into a right school.


Speak to an Expert

We have placed hundreds of children at boarding schools in the UK and worldwide. Use our experience to your child's benefit and education success.

Immediate access to an Expert

Get in touch so that we can learn more about your family and schedule your consultation.

Find the right school

The key benefits we offer are:
We work with ALL schools
Simplifying and strategising school admission process
Full focus on the best school for you and your child

Not sure which boarding school to choose?

  • We have your child’s interest in our main focus
  • We are proud of our highest ethical standards of practice
  • We are fast, experienced and reliable
  • We keep in touch with our partner schools on a daily basis
  • We have access to the information that parents do not have
  • You get contacts to our former parents registered with the schools
  • You get our honest views about the school you choose for your child
  • Your child will be placed at a boarding school that develops his significant talent or passion in an academic pursuit, art, music, theater, athletics 

Discover how we can help

Get in touch now for an immediate school placement advice

Why to get in touch?

  • Less stress, more fun
  • Better financial education investment
  • Smooth admission process
  • Costs nothing
  • Multiple school interviews, applications
  • Our advice based on what is best choice for your child