St Hilda’s School was founded in 1891 and has been on the current site for over a hundred years. It is an integral part of the Harpenden community and is widely respected for its high standards and nurturing atmosphere. Recent developments have included the completion of an ambitious building project that has seen the addition of 6 new classrooms and updating facilities including a Performing Arts Studio. The School was inspected by ISI in February 2013 and was deemed excellent in all areas, and had a further very successful Compliance Inspection in November 2016.
St Hilda’s has approximately 170 girls aged 3 – 11 years, also admitting boys to the Nursery. From St Hilda’s, girls move on to the major independent schools in the area, including Haberdashers, St Albans High School, Berkhamsted, Abbot’s Hill and Princess Helena College. Some girls move on to board at Queenswood, Haileybury or sometimes further afield, and also to some of the very successful local state sector schools. In the last two years alone, the girls at St Hilda’s have amassed 24 scholarships and each year, almost all girls have been awarded their first choice of school.
Harpenden is a thriving residential town between Luton and St. Albans, with close proximity to the A1(M), M1 and M25 and easy access to national rail networks, including a 30 minute service to London.