FAQS

What are your entry points?

Entry is subject to availability throughout the school. The usual entry points are Pre-Nursery, Nursery and Reception. Spaces occasionally become available in classes higher up the school.

What is the admission process?

Parents seeking admission for St Hilda’s should contact Mrs Fereday, Admissions Officer, who will be pleased to organise a bespoke visit of the School with Mr Sayers, who will show them around the site and answer any questions.

Once a registration form has been completed and the most recent report from your child’s current school supplied, prospective pupils are invited to spend time in the class they are potentially joining prior to an offer being made.  For entry into Year 2 and above, applicants are required to complete a short assessment in Maths and English.

Do you offer Nursery funded places?

Nursery funding is available for Pre-Nursery children in the term after their 3rd birthday, which can be spread flexibly over two full days.

Children in the Nursery class attend every morning and their funding is spread across the week, 3 hours per day.

What facilities do you have onsite?

The School is contained within a Victorian house that has been twice extended. One end contains a Hall and STEM Lab, the other has three floors containing six form rooms, an Art Room and a Performing Arts Studio. Further classrooms, a well-stocked library and a Dining Room are contained in the original house. Outside, there is a large field, a tennis and netball court, an outdoor theatre and two climbing areas. There is an outdoor heated swimming pool which is used during the summer months.

What before and after school care do you provide?

Our wrap around care begins with our very popular breakfast club held daily from 7.30am.

Our After School Club runs every day from 3.10pm to 6.00pm for all pupils from Nursery to Year 6. The pupils are supervised by qualified, experienced staff and enjoy a variety of creative activities in a safe, calm and caring environment.

Supervised prep is provided from Year 3. Our working parents have commented on how reassuring it is to have their children looked after safely in school and have appreciated spending time with them in the evening, homework free!

What destination schools do your pupils move onto?

We have an exceptional track record with almost all pupils obtaining their first choice of secondary school.  Around half of the Year 6 class are offered places at St Albans High School for Girls, with many also obtaining coveted places at Berkhamsted, Haberdashers’ Aske’s, Queenswood, Abbot’s Hill, Haileybury and North London Collegiate.

A number of girls will move onto one of the outstanding local state schools in Harpenden or St Albans, depending on catchment.

Our girls also achieve a number of scholarships, both academic and for other disciplines.  See our destination schools page for current information.

What extra-curricular opportunities do you offer?

We have a wide range of sporting, creative and performance activities; click on this page to find more information.

Activities vary over the year and there are options for every year group.

Contact Details
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28 Douglas Road, Harpenden, Hertfordshire, AL5 2ES
Open Morning

Come and visit St Hilda’s on Saturday 2nd March 10am-12pm.

EYFS spaces available, for more information please visit www.sthildasharpenden.co.uk/admissions/open-days/