St Hilda's School in Harpenden
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About Us

St. Hilda’s School, which is privately owned, was founded in 1891.  In 1977 the school became a Limited Company and is now administered by a Board of Governors.

The premises include an adjacent field used for outdoor learning, sport and break times, a tennis court and a small swimming pool, together with attractive play areas for all age ranges.  At the time of its Centenary, the school was extended to include a Hall, Nursery and Art Room.  The building was substantially improved in 2012-2013 with the addition of a three storey extension that has provided six new classrooms, enlarged classrooms in the centre of the building, a Science Lab and a Computer Suite.  A sound-proofed Performing Arts Studio was added on the top floor in 2016, the year in which the School celebrated its 125th Anniversary.

St. Hilda’s is a member of the Independent Schools Association and the Independent Schools Council.  In 1981 it was accredited by the Independent Schools Joint Council and gained re-accreditation in 1996.  The Senior Management Team consists of the Headmaster, the Deputy Head and the School Business Manager.

St Hilda’s last had a full inspection by the Independent School’s Inspectorate (ISI) in October 2019.  We were delighted to receive the top rating of ‘excellent’ in all areas.  In November 2016 a Focused Compliance Inspection was again successfully passed in all areas.  Both reports can be viewed by clicking here.

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28 Douglas Road, Harpenden, Hertfordshire, AL5 2ES
St Hilda's Harpenden

100% of leavers in Year 6 have achieved a place at their first choice of school with 20 scholarships.  

Congratulations to our Form VI girls!