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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...


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At FHS Sloane Square, we provide an inspiring education which empowers girls to become the leaders, thinkers, innovators, designers, entrepreneurs, and game-changers of tomorrow and have been named Sunday Times Independent School of the Year 2023.

Dynamic, transformational teaching, focused on thinking innovatively, problem-solving, developing leadership skills and resilience, has seen our public exam results improve on a dramatic upward trajectory over the last 5 years. What really sets FHS apart is outstanding pastoral care, resulting in an environment full of kindness and compassion where each child is valued for their individuality, and our double national award-winning Creative Enterprise Programme. ...Read more

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Since January 2024, Alexandra Haydon, previously deputy head (academic) at Millfield. BSc from Durham, PGCE and master’s in teaching and learning from Oxford. Started her teaching career at Graveney School, South London, after which she worked in a variety of schools including St Mary’s Calne as head of science and latterly senior teacher before joining Millfield. She won the i25 award for innovation and influence in the independent sector and was shortlisted in 2016 for the National Joan Sjovoll Award for STEM leadership.


Results suggest ultra-selectivity. Not so, says the school, which prides itself on mixed intake, fab teaching and excellent value added. Now scaling up the facilities to accommodate extra numbers in style. At 11+ takes around a third from own prep school (unusually, given that prep is on the premises, remains a stepping...

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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.

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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

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