A warm welcome from the Headmaster…



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’ Aske’s 2
St Albans High School for Girls 7
Berkhamsted 8
Abbot’s Hill 3
Princess Helena College 3
Queenswood 3
St Francis’ College 1

For further information see our destination schools page.

I couldn’t be happier with our decision to send our girls to St Hilda’s for Nursery, to give them the best start on their learning journey.

The Early Years team are outstanding.  The literacy work is multi-sensory and really inspires a love of stories and song.

The Early Years staff are fantastic and the curriculum is really engaging and fun.

My daughter is so happy at St Hilda’s.  The teachers take such time to get to know each child individually and that shines through in the teaching.

Our daughter has been at St Hilda’s since Nursery and we couldn’t be happier. The school has provided the ideal blend of academic excellence, sporting activity and pastoral care. The school focuses on developing well-rounded individuals and a conversation with any of the senior girls in the school shows how well this emphasis works.

We can’t rate St Hilda’s highly enough. Our daughter has attended the school since Nursery and is now in Year 3. She is thriving at the school and absolutely loves it. The staff are so nurturing and genuinely care about the girls they teach. Our daughter’s confidence is growing year on year and we see continuous academic progress. We would recommend the school to anyone.

“Behaviour from the pupils is impeccable.”

Latest School News
Summer Club 2019

  What an exciting two weeks we’ve had in Summer Club 2019. During our fun-packed first week we enjoyed craft work and activities on the following topics: Hedgehogs and Owls, Seaside, Mini Beasts, Sports Day and Superheroes and Pirates. We also enjoyed water play in the sprinkler, talent shows, party games, indoor and outdoor play …

Form IV STEM day

Today Form IV had an incredibly busy day designing and constructing hamster runs for Mrs Taylor’s hamsters Tato and Indy in the morning, followed by making band rollers with SETPOINT in the afternoon.

Henry Moore Foundation

We spent a lovely sunny day at the Henry Moore foundation learning about the artist and his works. One of the highlights was a chance to view an exhibition of his drawings. We were particularly keen to see his drawings made during his time as a war artist. The girls had a guided tour around …

ISA Draw Your School Competition

Jennie – Form VI – Second place KS2 We were very excited to learn that Jennie’s beautiful pen and ink drawing of St Hilda’s won second place in the recent ‘Draw Your School’ Competition. Well done to Jennie!