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Hill House School

Hans Place, Knightsbridge, London, SW1X 0EP

The school is large but split into three buildings in Hans Place, Pont Street and the recently acquired church in Radnor Walk. Hill House offers a broad curriculum and puts a strong emphasis on music and the arts with many...

Phone: 02075841331

Website: www.hillhouseschool.co.uk

Head: Mr R F S Townend

Registrar Details:

Mrs Janet Townend
02075841331

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The school is large but split into three buildings in Hans Place, Pont Street and the recently acquired church in Radnor Walk. Hill House offers a broad curriculum and puts a strong emphasis on music and the arts with many of its leavers earning a combination of academic and music scholarships for senior schools. It is essentially a family school and Hill House first opened in Switzerland in 1951. The school still owns a chalet in Switzerland, providing all children with the opportunity to study there for a term. The emphasis on fresh air and exercise remains and it is a common sight to see Hill House pupils in their distinctive bronze coloured uniforms walking the streets of London rather then relying on transport. It aims to educate the children for a world community by helping them to understand that all nations depend on one another and to learn to live alongside children of other nationalities. The youngest years go to Small School where there is lots of free play as well as structured lessons and then move into Pont street in Year 1 for more traditional learning. The school has suffered from a few poor Ofsted reports in recent years mainly focused on health and safety issues, but it has recently re-gained a, ‘Good’ rating again having worked hard to fill any gaps in its quality. Hill house offers an enormous amount of sport, with pupils playing at least once a day as well as a high standard in art, music and drama. There are over 300 orchestral instruments as well as three art galleries to display children’s very impressive art work. Girls go onto a range of London day schools including state (St Pauls, Francis Holland, Godolphin and Latimer, Queens Gate) and a few stay onto 13 and then go to board. Boys remain till 13, with half going to London day schools (Dulwich, City of London, St Pauls, Westminster) and the other to board. A few boys leave at 11 but mainly to go to Catholic state schools. There is no preparation for boys taking the 7/8+ examination.

Sector: Independent

Day/Boarding: Day Only

Setting: City

Total Pupils: 616

Ages Covered: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13

Gender: Co-ed

Religious Ethos: None

Opening Date: 3/27/1958

Ofsted Rating: Good

Ofsted Date: 18/01/2018

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Selection: Not Academically Selective