Welcome to
St Albans High School

It is my great privilege to be Head of this wonderful school. We are a vibrant community of ambitious young people, caring and talented staff and supportive alumni and parents. At STAHS, we keep our aims simple: we concentrate all of our efforts on providing a safe and nurturing environment in which our students can work and learn together, where they are always challenged to think beyond the curriculum and for themselves, and where aspiration and drive is balanced with kindness and generosity of spirit. 

We are consistently ranked amongst the best independent schools in the UK, which is something that we are very proud of. However, this isn’t our goal: academic success is a by-product of our approach to education. Happy, well-supported young people who are inspired and encouraged to develop their own independent opinions and explore their own interests tend to do very well. 

Our support extends beyond a girl’s school years. When you join STAHS, as a pupil and as a family, you join a warm and giving community for life. Our alumni and friends are very much a part of day-to-day events at the School, and the advice, mentoring and guidance they provide our current staff and pupils are invaluable. You won’t spend long with us before you’ll be invited for a careers breakfast, an entrepreneurs’ advice group or a talk or workshop led by someone from our varied and wide-reaching network. 

We offer so much more than knowledge; we offer a full and well-balanced education for life. 

I do hope that you will visit us soon to see for yourself. You will be very welcome. 

Amber Waite, Head