College today is a vibrant community. It remains committed to the pioneering goals set in 1854 of providing girls with a thorough academic education, whilst adapting to a complex and changing world.
It is currently one of the largest communities of boarding and day girls in Europe. The Principal is Eve Jardine-Young, herself a member of Guild (1988-1990, Elizabeth). See more about Eve Jardine-Young.
In 2014 it celebrated its 160th anniversary with a series of projects and events for all members of its community.
Here are answers to some of the questions most frequently asked by Guild members
How big is College now?
What is the split of Boarding to Day pupils?
80% Boarding and 20% Day
How many houses are there?
9 Junior houses (6 boarding)
6 Sixth form houses (5 boarding)
Find out more about the houses
How international is College?
There are 40 different nationalities & over 30 languages spoken
Where do girls go after College?
513 offers received from Russell Group Universities
38 offers from Ivy League and other US Colleges
26 Oxbridge offers in 2016
What else do the girls do outside of the classroom?
459 extra music lessons in Autumn 2016
284 girls participate in Duke of Edinburgh
650 sports fixtures in 2015/16
283 girls took additional drama lessons in Autumn 2016
20 local projects are supported by the girls volunteering as part of the Community Links Programme
165 different co-curricular activities
What has changed since I was at College?
There have been various changes to the College estate over the years, enhancing our sporting, art and drama facilities.
In 2018 College opened the new Health and Fitness Centre - more details to follow...
In 2009 College opened the Parabola Arts Centre – a brand new theatre built opposite the main entrance on Bayshill Rd and attached to a Grade 2 listed building. It allows professional level performances of music and drama, as well as a beautiful exhibition space.
In 1999 College opened a new art wing, allowing the most creative girls a superb space in which to expand their talents.
In 1993 College opened a new sports centre which offers a state of the art pool, large indoor hall space and several gyms. The well-being of the girls remains critical to College life. Local Guild members can become members of the sports centre at reduced rates.