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About Us

Welcome to St Saviour's & St Olave's website.

 We are a fully inclusive and very successful inner city Church of England school for girls.  I hope this website will give you a flavour of the amazing range of opportunities available here to our students, as well as a sense of our proud history and exciting future.

With roots that can be traced back to 1562, and only five headteachers in the last 110 years, we provide an educational environment of stability and tradition that enables our whole community to learn from the very best of our shared heritage. 

We have fabulous new facilities with a new building completed in January 2013 providing state-of-the-art ICT, drama, science and sixth form spaces that enable us to provide the very best education for our 21st century students.

Our students consistently achieve outstanding results, and many have gone on to study at the most prestigious universities in the UK, including Natural Sciences at Cambridge, PPE at Oxford, Physics at Manchester, and Art at Central St Martins.  Last year, four of our sixth formers went on to study medicine – unmatched in South London.

We are proud of this great academic success but that is far from the whole story of SSSO.  We are a community with shared values rooted in our faith, and we work closely with a range of partners as well as parents to ensure our students have opportunities to grow in to confident, caring and successful young women.  They learn to value themselves and others, to become participants in a greater community.  St Saviour’s girls are generous with their time and energy, supporting their peers as mentors, school councillors and house captains, and they raise thousands of pounds each year for charities in the local and international community.

Our students’ success in every aspect of their development is supported and encouraged by a dedicated and highly skilled staff, who give freely of their time and energy to ensure every St Saviour’s girl has the opportunity to excel.  Through the formal curriculum and in the vast range of extra-curricular provision, we believe every girl will find something to challenge and inspire her.  

I am proud to be the sixth headteacher of this outstanding school with so much to look forward to. Please browse the website to find out more about us, and if you have any questions contact us at office@ssso.southwark.sch.uk

Catherine May B.Sc (Hons), MBA.

Headteacher

A Church Of England Secondary Girls' School and Sixth Form Centre