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Francis Holland Sloane Square

39 Graham Terrace, London, SW1W 8JF

Francis Holland Sloane Square is an independent all-girls’ day school between ages 4 -18, with Psalm 44 as their motto: ‘May our daughters become the cornerstones of the temple.’ In keeping with this, they aim to empower their students to...

Phone: 02077302971

Website: www.fhs-sw1.org.uk

Head: Mrs Alexandra Haydon

Registrar Details:

Mrs R Kibblewhite
02078245005

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Francis Holland Sloane Square is an independent all-girls’ day school between ages 4 -18, with Psalm 44 as their motto: ‘May our daughters become the cornerstones of the temple.’ In keeping with this, they aim to empower their students to become ‘the leaders, thinkers, innovators, designers, entrepreneurs, and game-changers of tomorrow.’ The school has gained popularity, as their most recent ISI Report asserts; ‘school numbers have been increasing steadily over many years.’

There is a ‘thriving bursary programme’ (Good Schools’ Guide Review), typically at Year 7 and upon entering Sixth Form, and Scholarships in Academics, the Arts, Sport, and Ballet – largely applicable to both 11+ and Sixth Form students. Admissions are academically selective, and entrance follows the London 11+ Consortium assessment, with subject specific exams preceding the offer of a Sixth Form place, and assessments preceding entry into the Junior School (4+). Many students’s requirements necessitate SEN support, which is provided. There is also a 6-person counselling team available in the school’s Wellbeing Suite, as well as ‘Kanga’, the school dog. 

The School does have an on-site netball/tennis court, but makes use of Battersea Park for most of their outdoor sports. Athletics takes place at the Millennium Arena, and Swimming uses the Queen Mother Sports Centre. They have a large and well-equipped gymnasium, and sports range from Running, Netball, and Football, to Horse-riding, Rowing, and Self-defence. The arts are also very well catered for, with girls enjoying Art, Dance, Drama and Music. Dance is very popular, and is managed by Chelsea Ballet Schools, achieving a 100% success rate in examinations; Drama in its turn provides 12 productions per year.

Francis Holland School in Sloane Square is undoubtedly strong for academics. Their 2022 GCSE results averaged 81% for Grade A*(9-8) results, and 94% for Grade A* and A (9-7). Their most recent A-Level grades earned them 12th place in the Sunday Times Independent Secondary Schools rankings, with 40% attaining A* grades, and 75% receiving A*/A. Leavers’ destinations include Oxbridge, Durham, Kings College London, Edinburgh, and University College London. 

Sector: Independent

Day/Boarding: Day Only

Setting: City

Total Pupils: 602

Ages Covered: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18

Gender: Girls

Religious Ethos: Church of England

Opening Date: 1/1/1920

Sibling Policy: Yes

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Selection: Academically Selective