From the Headmistress

Inspiring young minds

Putney High School has spirit; a spirit of intellectual agility and engagement which is at the heart of our ethos. We stretch, challenge and support inside the classroom and beyond, developing inspired learners who act on their curiosities and are spirited in their pursuit of knowledge. 

Our pupils have a voice and we want them to understand that there are no limits to what is possible, that all doors are open to them, now and in the future.

We often say that there is no such thing as a typical Putney girl; indeed the only thing that unites our pupils is their determination to be themselves and to think for themselves. We actively encourage every pupil to be herself, to find her own spark.

What our students do have in common is an enthusiasm for learning, participation and a sense of the wider community. They grasp with both hands the many opportunities on offer, from a cappella, book clubs and coding to writers in residence, yoga and zoology.

We are a warm, vibrant community where students can have fun and take risks, secure in the knowledge they are in a supportive environment, where they will be looked after. Their wellbeing is paramount. Our vision is to equip every pupil with the skills and confidence to become a woman of distinction with a strong sense of identity and integrity in the complex world of the 21st century.

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

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