Skip to main content

What says..

Most sports played in Battersea Park and while it’s an important part of school life, ‘more of a have-a-go mindset,’ thought pupil, upside is that everyone gets a game - ‘We’re happy with getting the occasional win’. Similarly excellent opportunities to be involved in music and drama. Teachers are of the quirky enthusiast variety and hugely respected for devoting large chunk of their free time to making things happen. ‘Phenomenal’ music department ‘give up so much of their own time to do extra stuff...


Read review »

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

Do you know this school?

The schools we choose, and what we say about them, are founded on parents’ views. If you know this school, please share your views with us.

Please login to post a comment.

Other features

All-through school (for example 3-18 years). - An all-through school covers junior and senior education. It may start at 3 or 4, or later, and continue through to 16 or 18. Some all-through schools set exams at 11 or 13 that pupils must pass to move on.



What The Good Schools Guide says


Since 2012, Lucy Elphinstone MEd PGCE FRSA (50s). Previously five years as head of sixth form at Downe House. Unlike her daughter, who wanted to be a unicorn when she grew up (now a successful children’s author), Mrs E’s dream was to be a poet ‘and sit in a romantic cottage.’ Hadn’t expected to end up teaching in central London but parents thank their lucky stars she did. No sign of contemplative existence so far but seems to have packed in at least four lives in the time most of us take to work through just one.

As role models go, her ability to take what life throws at her and flourish triumphantly could hardly be bettered. Read English at Cambridge, went into book trade straight from university in the...

Subscribe now for instant access to read The Good Schools Guide review.

Already subscribed? Login here.

Please note: Independent schools frequently offer IGCSEs or other qualifications alongside or as an alternative to GCSE. The DfE does not record performance data for these exams so independent school GCSE data is frequently misleading; parents should check the results with the schools.

Who came from where

Who goes where

Special Education Needs

At Francis Holland we aim to do our best for every pupil according to their individual needs.  Due to the limitations of our buildings and our academically challenging curriculum,  we might not be able to support some individuals in the ways required to enable them to fulfil their full potential. This is very much dependant on the individual girl and so we recommend you contact us if your daughter has a disability or learning need. We can then work together to establish if we are the school in which your daughter will thrive. 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. We cannot cater for pupils with serious special needs requirements.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Dyscalculia Y
Dysgraphia Y
Dyslexia Y
Dyspraxia Y
English as an additional language (EAL) Y
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health Y
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty Y
PD - Physical Disability
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication Y
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty Y
VI - Visual Impairment

Who came from where

Subscribe for instant access to in-depth reviews:

☑ 30,000 Independent, state and special schools in our parent-friendly interactive directory
☑ Instant access to in-depth UK school reviews
☑ Honest, opinionated and fearless independent reviews of over 1,000 schools
☑ Independent tutor company reviews

Try before you buy - The Charter School Southwark

Buy Now

GSG Blog >

The Good Schools Guide newsletter

Educational insight in your inbox. Sign up for our popular newsletters.