• We have no doubt that the positive environment at Sheffield High School has helped to shape both our daughters into confident, caring and capable people. We feel sure that the core values learnt at school will stand them in good stead throughout their lives.
    Parents of two former pupils

About Sheffield Girls'

Sheffield High School for Girls is one of the 24 schools and two academies administered by the Girls’ Day School Trust. The Trust was formed in 1872 by a Christian group, but the schools are now non-denominational and girls are admitted irrespective of background or belief. The Trust schools are independent as a result of the phasing out of the Direct Grant scheme in 1976.

As a member of the Girls’ Day School Trust, Sheffield Girls’ forms part of an organisation which, for well over a century, has promoted the education of girls. Early pupils were among the first women to obtain university degrees and enter the professions. We continue this pioneering tradition, attracting girls of ability and talent who can make full use of the opportunities that the School can offer.

Independent School in Sheffield

Founded in 1878, Sheffield Girls’ is a private school in Sheffield’s Broomhill area, a very pleasant area of the city between the University and the Botanical Gardens. The Junior School is housed in spacious well-equipped accommodation adjacent to the Senior School. The Sixth Form have their own building for teaching and social purposes and a sizeable extension to these facilities was completed recently. For more information on this, please see Sixth Form Centre. In addition, there are good specialist facilities for science and information technology as well as art and music and recent additions include new cookery teaching facilities as well as extensions to both the Art and Science buildings.

Since its foundation, the school has made a significant contribution to the community in Sheffield whilst at the same time serving a wide geographical area: girls are drawn here from the neighbouring towns of Barnsley, Chesterfield, Doncaster, Rotherham and Worksop as well as the Derbyshire and North Nottinghamshire areas more generally.

There are currently around 1000 girls on roll. There is a Junior School (approx 200 girls), which caters for girls from 4-11 years of age, a Senior School (approx 600 girls) and a Sixth Form (approx 200 girls). The Sixth Form is a flourishing and vibrant community, with the vast majority of students going on to their first choice of university.