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St. Francis' College

St. Francis' College

A warm welcome to our wonderful school...

Founded in 1933 and set amidst the green residential environment of Letchworth Garden City, the world’s first garden city, St. Francis’ College stands tall in this enviable location. Letchworth is conveniently located half way on the main train line connecting London and Cambridge. Your journey by direct train from London Kings Cross station will take just 35 minutes while Heathrow airport is 50 minutes away by car.

Run by an educational charity, St. Francis’ College has been providing a first-class education for girls for decades.  Now a day and boarding school for girls aged 3-18, welcoming girls of all faiths and none, we blend traditional values and a modern vision.

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Our academic achievements are outstanding and we have a solid tradition of academic rigor.  However, we believe that academic success should be balanced with personal success in everything the girls do.  Our girls learn to set their own aspirational targets and we encourage them to nurture self-belief. 

This means that good results happen naturally.  And it is this philosophy and approach that has become an essential part of the St. Francis’ Way.

At St. Francis’ we believe that given the right stimulus, the right environment, the right focus and support, and with effort and commitment, your daughter can be anything she wants to be. As one of the top all-girls’ independent schools in the country, St. Francis’ prides itself on building intellectually creative minds.
We have strong traditions in art, dance, drama and music. The recycled fashion Show is a popular annual event, and the girls are adept at developing their own photographs in the dark room. Annual dance and drama productions from Kindergarten to Year 13 are held in our 330-seat professional Theatre and our serene Chapel hosts regular music concerts.

You can board at St. Francis’ from Year 6, and there is the option of weekly or flexi boarding, although the majority board full-time.  

The boarding house has a lovely family atmosphere supported by experienced boarding staff and academic tutors.  Boarding comes with a built-in social life, which means that the girls will be living with their friends – a recipe for fun!  

Our school has everything you would expect and more: there’s a 330-seat purpose-built theatre, a 20-metre indoor heated swimming pool, gymnasium, dance studio, hockey pitches and five courts for both netball and tennis.

St. Francis' College
Letchworth Garden City, 
Hertfordshire, SG6 3PJ

Registrar - Lisa Cogan

Tel. +44 (0) 1462 670511

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