Putney High School
is an independent all-girls school in Putney
. It is run by the Girls' Day School Trust
, a union of 26 schools with 19,500 students and 3,500 staff.
Location and information
The three school houses, Austen, Bronte and Eliot, are named after well-known female authors, all of whom felt their sex gave them a disadvantage and used pseudonyms when writing. George Eliot lived for a time in Holly Lodge, Southfields, a house within walking distance of the Putney High School site.
The school is situated on Putney Hill, a short walk from East Putney tube station (District Line) and Putney mainline station (Waterloo- Hounslow/Teddington/Windsor/Weybridge). It is well-served by buses, the 93, 14, 39 and 85.
Good Schools Guide
According to the Good Schools Guide
, the school maintains a "Positive, friendly but hardworking atmosphere with good balance of sport, art, music, etc. The girls seem fulfilled, confident and happy – well prepared for outside world."
The Headmistress of Putney High is Dr Denise Lodge.
The position of Head of the Junior Department is currently vacant and will be filled from April 2011 by Joanna Wallace. This takes in years reception (4-5) to year six (10-11).
The school has strong links with Thames Rowing Club
. It is very strong at sports, especially rowing, lacrosse,... Read More