Francis Holland School, Sloane Square A GSG School
- Francis Holland School, Sloane Square
39 Graham Terrace
- Head: Mrs Lucy Elphinstone
- T 020 7730 2971
- F 020 7823 4066
- E firstname.lastname@example.org
- W www.fhs-sw1.org.uk
- A mainstream independent school for girls aged from 11 to 18 with a linked junior school
- Boarding: No
- Local authority: Westminster
- Pupils: 335
- Religion: Church of England
- Fees: £19,170 pa
- Open days: Please contact registrar for details.
- Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
- ISI report: View the ISI report
- Linked schools: Francis Holland Junior School, Sloane Square
What The Good Schools Guide says..
Happy, confident and charming girls who seem ready to take on the world. Well-heeled and polished with ready smiles. Couldn’t wait to tell us how lucky they felt to be here......
What the school says...
FHS, Sloane Square, offers a unique combination of academic success and pastoral care. It is a very personal school where nobody goes unnoticed. The Head not only knows every girl by name, she makes a point of shaking hands with all the girls as they leave at the end of the day. Relationships between staff and pupils are noticeably strong and the supportive environment genuinely allows each girl to fulfill her potential. Facilities are constantly upgraded in 2010 the Duke of Westminster opened the new Performing Arts Centre, further strengthening the music and drama programme. Future plans include developing a Centre for Creative Learning and Centre for Innovation and Enterprise bringing together art, design, technology and computing. The expansion of the Sixth Form centre will better prepare girls for entry into further education by developing business learning and enterprise skills. ...Read more
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What The Good Schools Guide saysHappy, confident and charming girls who seem ready to take on the world. Well-heeled and polished with ready smiles. Couldn’t wait to tell us how lucky they felt to be here...
Since September 2012, Mrs Lucy Elphinstone MA PGCE MEd FRSA (50s). Educated at Barnstaple Grammar School, Devon, and Newnham College, Cambridge (English). Very varied career, including stints in publishing, bookselling, catering, property and ghost-writing. Wide teaching experience from 3 to 18 years, and countless leadership roles including head of a pre-school, head of English at King’s Taunton, director of studies in two prep schools, director of drama and resident tutor at Fettes College. Came here from Downe House where she was head of sixth form, senior leader and Oxbridge co-ordinator. Four highly successful adult children. Living in London for the first time since her 20s...
Special Education Needs
As a small and academically selective school with a generous staffing ratio we are able to cater for pupils with mild dyslexia or dyspraxia but we do not offer any specialist provision. We liaise closely with outside agencies, in particular the Kensington Dyslexia Centre. Currently we have one, very bright, statemented pupils (physically disabled) who has the help of a Learning Support Assistant. We cannot cater for pupils with serious special needs requirements.
|Condition||Provision for in school|
|ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders||Y|
|CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia|
|English as an additional language (EAL)|
|Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory|
|Has SEN unit or class|
|HI - Hearing Impairment|
|MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty|
|MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment|
|Natspec Specialist Colleges|
|OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability|
|Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty|
|PD - Physical Disability|
|PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty|
|SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health|
|SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication|
|SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty|
|Special facilities for Visually Impaired|
|SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty|
|VI - Visual Impairment|