St George's School, Ascot

Coordinates: 51°24′30″N 0°40′00″W / 51.4083°N 0.6666°W / 51.4083; -0.6666
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St George's School, Ascot

Coordinates51°24′30″N 0°40′00″W / 51.4083°N 0.6666°W / 51.4083; -0.6666
TypePrivate day and boarding
MottoVincent Qui Se Vincunt
They will conquer who overcome themselves
Religious affiliation(s)Church of England
Established1877; 147 years ago (1877)
Local authorityWindsor and Maidenhead
HeadmistressElizabeth Hewer
Age11 to 18
Former pupilsOld Georgians

St George's School, Ascot is an independent girls' boarding and day school in Ascot, Berkshire, England. It was founded as a boys' school but later became a girls' school.


The school was founded in 1877 as a boys' preparatory school. Among its former pupils was the British war-time Prime Minister Winston Churchill. In 1904, it became a finishing school for girls, opened by Miss Pakenham-Walsh. In 1923, Miss Anne Loveday took over the school. In 1927, the school was recognised by the Department of Education. In 1932, the swimming pool was built, and in 1943, the sports facilities were extended with tennis courts and games field. From 1939 to 1945, the school functioned during the war and air raid shelters were made to give protection.


St George’s, Ascot is located off the High Street in Ascot, Berkshire. The school is close to Windsor Great Park and opposite the Ascot Racecourse.


Around half the girls are boarders. They are grouped by years and housed in three dormitories: Markham, Knatchbull and Loveday.[1]

Extracurricular activities[edit]

The arts[edit]

The majority of students learn musical instruments. The school has a variety of musical groups including: choirs, woodwind, strings, jazz group and orchestra. Many students are involved in school productions and in house productions.


All students must participate in the following sports and activities: netball, lacrosse, gymnastics, tennis, swimming, rounders, athletics and squash. Students may choose to participate in football, badminton, volleyball, table tennis, fitness, fencing, ballet, aerobics, modern stage, tap and basketball.

Notable former pupils[edit]

Former boys' school;


  1. ^ Boarding Houses
  2. ^ Limited, Alamy. "Princess Beatrice arrives for her first day at St George's School in Ascot, Berkshire, with her parents the Duke and Duchess of York Stock Photo - Alamy". Retrieved 5 April 2023.
  3. ^ "Maureen Emerson". Archived from the original on 28 January 2012.
  4. ^ Country Life, vol. 202 (2008), p. 75

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