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Our History

St Albans High School for Girls (STAHS) opened in a converted hospital on Holywell Hill, St Albans in 1889, one of many similar schools which were being established for the education of girls towards the end of the nineteenth century.

The school transferred to its current site on Townsend Avenue in the heart of the city in 1908, with the Prep School subsequently moving to the village of Wheathampstead just three miles away in 2003. The school maintains close links with the diocese of St Albans through the Bishop and the Dean.

STAHS is a selective, independent day school for girls aged 4-18 years. The school is affiliated to the Church of England and welcomes girls of all faiths or none. There are approximately 310 pupils in the Prep School, 480 girls in the Senior School and 160 Sixth Formers.

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@STAHS

20 September 2019

Looking forward to meeting lots of prospective students at the @AbbotsHill Sixth Form forum tonight. #STAHSSixthForm https://t.co/bGUPnQtouQ

Latest News

GCSE Results 2019

22 August 2019

St Albans High School for Girls (STAHS) is celebrating stellar exam success in GCSEs this year, with over 90% of grades awarded at 9-7.