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‘Very much a community school’, one parent told us - and very ‘inclusive.’ Bright and engaging students - one who travels from as far afield 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 so friendly.’

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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 2005, Ms Susan Higgins MA (Cantab) MA (Ed) (50s), previously head of Brentford School for Girls for five years. She studied English at New Hall (now Murray Edwards) College, Cambridge, after a peripatetic school career as her family moved around the country. The first Oxbridge student from her Bradford comprehensive, she was enthused by 'an inspirational English teacher' who was a Cambridge graduate: ‘He made Shakespeare a really exciting experience and encouraged me to study English at degree level. He told me Cambridge would be a great place to study.’ Although very much in the minority, with a lot of adaptation on her behalf, Ms Higgins nonetheless looked at Cambridge as a fantastic opportunity and draws on that experience to encourage her own students. One parent said: ’The girls love hearing about her...

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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
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Dyscalculia 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 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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