A warm welcome from the Headmaster…

 

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A very warm welcome to our website, which offers a broad flavour of all that takes place in our busy and vibrant School.

Prospective parents often ask for a definition of our USP and this is, for me, encapsulated in our banner slogan nurturing the individual.  This is quantified in our daily aim to ensure that our pupils can access as broad a range of learning experiences as possible, developing resilience for our fast-changing world and all within a safe, caring and family atmosphere where the needs of each and every pupil are attended to.

St Hilda’s has been part of the Harpenden community for over 125 years and our pupils receive a first-class education.  Academic rigour, mixed with carefully differentiated and independent learning and creativity, allow every pupil to maximise their potential.

 

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Destination Schools

22 scholarships awarded during 2017 and 2018 to Haberdashers’ Aske’s, St Albans High School, Berkhamsted, Abbot’s Hill, Queenswood, Princess Helena College and Haileybury.

We are delighted that 95% of our pupils have gained their first choice of school in 2018. The places offered to independent schools were:

Destination Placements
Haberdashers’ Askes’s 2
St Albans High School for Girls 7
Berkhamsted 8
Abbot’s Hil 3
Princess Helena College 3
Queenswood 3
St Francis’ College 1

For further information see our destination schools page.

“There is evidence of good teaching everywhere.”

“Breakfast club provision is very helpful and great to see After School club has been extended to 6pm for those just in case scenarios!”

“We are extremely pleased and impressed with the changes that have been made this year, especially relating to breakfast and after school club.  We look forward to seeing how forest school develops.”

Latest School News
Centenary of Armistice

The whole School community gathered outside to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice. After the last post, performed by two of our brass players, a minutes silence was observed.

Governor’s Day

We were pleased to receive this report by one of our Governors, Gillian Thornton on her recent visit to St Hilda’s.  Gillian was also a parent and a pupil at the School in former years.  Gillian is a member of the British Guild of Travel Writers and Travelwriters UK. Click here to read Gillian’s report

Form V Outdoor Learning

Form V had an afternoon of adventure making shelters as part of their new outdoor curriculum.  The girls will be having plenty of fun over the next few weeks including fire lighting and cooking outside, linking their studies with Tudor life.

String Group and Commander Keeping Assembly

We were pleased to welcome one of our parents who gave a fascinating presentation on aviation and spoke to the girls of his experiences as a flight engineer and military career. The Senior Strings delighted us with their performance of Espana in assembly this morning.  Our thanks to Mr Smith who added some castanet percussion …