Our ethos

Our ethos

The Study has been educating and inspiring girls in Wimbledon Village since 1893. In that time, we’ve developed a strong sense of what we like to call Study spirit… who we are, what we stand for and what it means to be a Study girl.

Our ethos centres around positive attitudes and aspirations.

A well-established school, grounded in a long and successful history, we promote four core values – compassion, curiosity, creativity and courage – which encapsulate what it really means to be a Study girl.

We are creative and progressive, always nurturing and proud to be non selective. The Study strives for exciting opportunities and personal growth for every one of our girls.

“I felt my daughter would be allowed to be who she wanted to be, to suit her best, whilst still getting every possible opportunity.”

Reception parent

“It’s great to see that mental health and wellbeing is such a big focus, especially following the pandemic.”

Year 2 parent

“Our non-selective approach means we get the range of abilities, talents and passions, and the girls learn to support each other.”

Mr Baalham, Head of Spencer House

Our Aims

We aim to achieve more for our girls than just an excellent education, always striving to promote creativity and individuality, and help every Study girl become the very best she can be. Our core aims are to:

  • Provide a secure, happy and creative environment that will support a love of learning
  • Promote the school values of compassion, curiosity, creativity and courage in all that we do
  • Work as a united team to produce kind, well-rounded, confident girls
  • Offer outstanding wellbeing and pastoral support programmes
  • Embrace non-selective entry at Reception – we believe you can’t assess potential in a three year old and it doesn’t impact our fantastic leavers’ list
  • Offer a house system that’s central to school life, to promote the importance of teamwork, friendship, healthy competition, belonging and learning to fail, bringing the entire school together across the year groups
  • Stimulate our girls with a challenging and broad curriculum, brought to life with creative experiences and up-to-the-minute technology
  • Create opportunities for every pupil to build their confidence with our wide choice of co-curricular activities
  • Ensure each pupil gets the individual attention she deserves with our high staff to pupil ratio and learning opportunities tailored to individual needs
  • Work with our pupils to ensure every Study girl goes to a senior school that is the right for her
  • Make sure life at our school is fun and happy.

Our girls are

Study girls making heart shapes at Wilberforce House


In a world where we could all show more compassion, we strive to teach our girls the lifelong value of being both kind to themselves and caring, considerate and supportive towards each other.

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There’s no such thing as a silly question at The Study Prep. We encourage pupils to pursue their curiosity at every turn, always asking questions and never being afraid to challenge and be inquisitive.

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GIrls in performing arts space at Wilberforce House


Above all we aim to help our girls embrace creativity in everything they do, from problem solving and critical thinking to decision making. Study Prep pupils are encouraged to be imaginative and inventive – prepared to try something new and not scared to make mistakes.

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Study girl taking part in high jump at Wibledon Park Athletics Track


At The Study, our courageous girls learn to try new things and take risks, to have the self-belief to be different and the resilience to overcome setbacks. We guide them in learning to have the integrity to be true to themselves and the confidence to pursue their dreams.

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“Conclusive proof that all-girls education from an early age can be simply brilliant. ”

The Good Schools Guide

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