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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 six headteachers in the last 120 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. 

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.  

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 have been the headteacher of this school since 2013, grounded in our traditions and our values which were established in 1903, we offer exciting and innovative educational opportunities which will allow your daughter to flourish.  Please browse the website to find out more about us, and if you have any questions contact us at

Catherine May B.Sc (Hons), MBA.

As the Acting Headteacher of St Saviour’s and St Olave’s, it is my privilege to extend a warm welcome to each of you. Our school stands as a beacon of Christian values, academic excellence, and community spirit — a place where young minds flourish and dreams take flight. I am thrilled to stand in for Ms May during the summer term whilst she is on sabbatical. 

As an educator, school leader, and parent, I firmly believe that every child deserves access to excellent education, and I am dedicated to ensuring that our students thrive academically, socially, and emotionally. I am honoured to lead this remarkable institution, where tradition meets innovation and I will maintain our high standards to ensure that academic excellence, personal development, and our Christian ethos remain at the heart of our work.  

As we step into the future, I am filled with hope. Together, we will continue to build a legacy — one where faith, knowledge, and community intersect.

Ms Michelle Ferguson 

Acting Headteacher 

Galatians 6:9 Let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.