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  • Parliament Hill School
    Highgate Road
    NW5 1RL
  • Head: Ms Susan Higgins
  • T 020 7485 7077
  • F 020 7485 9524
  • E enquiries@parliam…
  • W www.parliament…
  • A state school for girls aged from 11 to 18.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Camden
  • Pupils: 1,150; sixth formers: 250 (550 in joint sixth form with William Ellis, part of LaSWAP)
  • Religion: Non-denominational
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness Good 1
      • Outcomes for children and learners Good 1
      • Quality of teaching, learning and assessment Good 1
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Outstanding 1
    • 1 Full inspection 20th November 2013
  • Previous Ofsted grade: Outstanding on 5th November 2010
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report
  • Linked schools: LaSWAP Sixth Form Consortium

What says..

‘Very much a community school’, one parent told us - and very ‘inclusive.’ Bright and engaging students - one who travels from as far as Covent Garden because of the school’s reputation: ‘I started this school in year 8 as I wasn’t very happy at my last school, and heard about Parliament Hill. I was particularly attracted by its location and outdoor space as well as the bright classrooms....I settled in pretty much immediately and everyone was...

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What the school says...

Parliament Hill is an extremely popular highly successful and well established school that makes a difference to the lives of the young women who attend it. We provide an outstanding and distinctive learning environment. Lessons are designed to ensure excellence, progression and creative thinking. Our very diverse student population receive excellent pastoral support and encouragement they need to become successful, confident and mature young women.

The school enjoys specialist schools status in a number of areas. As a specialist Technology College, the school is continually developing its expertise in Technology, Maths, Science and Information and Communications Technology. We also have Leading Edge and Training School status. These programmes enable us to operate as a centre of excellence, sharing our expertise with other schools.

We are part of the most successful sixth form in London, La Swap, which enables our students to access the widest range of opportunities, expertise and resources.
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What The Good Schools Guide says


Since September 2017, Sarah Creasey, previously deputy head. She joined Parliament Hill in 2011 from Preston Manor, where she had been head of English and then assistant head.

Academic matters

A huge ability range here, with lots of bright girls and also plenty in need of extra support, whether educational or emotional. Accordingly, the school offers a range of options. Everyone studies for a core of GCSE subjects which includes maths, English, core science, RE, and short courses in PE and citizenship. They can add on more GCSE subjects, or choose a vocational BTec from a range that includes business, art and design, ICT and health and social care, or go for a young apprenticeship. Most of the latter two options are taught elsewhere in Camden. Everyone is allocated to either French or Spanish classes for...

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Special Education Needs

The Student Learning Department arranges support for girls who have learning difficulties. Support may be provided by the teacher alongside the student in class, or on a one-to-one basis outside the classroom. Similar kinds of support are available through the EAL Department for those students who are new to English. In Year 7, students who achieved a level 3 in English or Maths in their Key Stage 2 SATs are given intensive literacy and numeracy sessions throughout the year to help them catch up with their peers.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Aspergers Syndrome [archived]
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders [archived]
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Delicate Medical Problems [archived]
Dyscalculia Y
Dyslexia Y
Dyspraxia Y
English as an additional language (EAL) Y
Epilepsy [archived]
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class
HI - Hearing Impairment Y
Hospital School
Mental health Y
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty Y
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
Not Applicable
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 Y
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication Y
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
VI - Visual Impairment Y

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