Putney High School

Putney High School

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.

It 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, such as the 93, the 14, the 39 and the 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." [http://www.goodschoolsguide.co.uk/school/putney-high-school.html]


enior Department

The Headmistress of Putney High is Dr Denise Lodge.

Junior Department

The Head of the Junior Department is Mrs Jane Stevens.


The school has strong links with Thames Rowing Club. It is very strong at sports, especially rowing, lacrosse, tennis, netball and athletics. The school also has links with Putney Lacrosse Club and recently won the GDST lacrosse rally at 1st team and U15 levels. The gymnastics team won the national competition in 2005.


The school motto is "fortiter et recte", which means "bravely and rightly."

Notable Alumnae

*Virginia Bottomley - British Conservative Party politician
*Melanie Phillips - British journalist and author
*Sophie Raworth - BBC TV newsreader
*Hannah Waterman - British actress
*Madeleine Wickham - British novelist published under the pseudonym of Sophie Kinsella
*Emily Young - sculptor

External links

* [http://www.gdst.net/putneyhigh Putney High Homepage]
* [http://www.goodschoolsguide.co.uk/school/putney-high-school.html Profile at the Good Schools Guide]

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