From the Headmistress

A very independent girls’ school 

Putney High School is one of the UK’s leading schools, with a reputation for providing the challenge of a rich and inspiring education for bright girls aged 4 – 18.

You can certainly recognise a Putney girl with her can-do attitude and enthusiasm for learning.

There’s a great energy, a spirit of academic curiosity and creativity to our students which sees girls grasping the many opportunities with both hands.

We want girls to have a voice, to take ownership in all aspects of their school life.

Our ethos is one of putting girls first, with academic excellence, wellbeing and opportunity at its heart. We achieve this by:

  • Developing a culture of intellectual agility
  • Creating a warm, supportive community, where girls have fun and can take risks, secure in the knowledge they are supported
  • Inspiring a sense of ambition and adventure
  • Offering fabulous opportunity in Art, Design, Drama, Music and Sport

Academic Excellence

Staff are passionate about their subjects, keen to nurture that same spirit of intellectual enquiry in girls. Ours is an innovative environment – we take pleasure in research and debate. All girls are given their own iPads from Year 4 upwards.


The wellbeing of our community is paramount. We respect one another and recognise all girls are individuals, each making a positive, valuable contribution.


Our vibrant co-curricular programme sees girls taking part in, on average, 8 – 10 hours of activities outside the classroom each week. We want girls to get involved, try new things and have fun. We also know it helps them to develop confidence and build leadership and other key skills.


We prepare girls thoroughly for university and beyond. Our alumnae play an important role in this. As part of the Girls’ Day School Trust, the largest single educator of girls in the UK, we connect into a vast network putting girls first.

Mrs Suzie Longstaff, Headmistress
BA (Dunelm), MA (Bath), PGCE (Cantab)

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