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  • Parliament Hill School
    Highgate Road
    NW5 1RL
  • Head: Ms Sarah Creasey
  • T 020 7485 7077
  • F 020 7485 9524
  • E [email protected]…
  • 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
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Outstanding 2
    • 1 Short inspection 20th February 2018
    • 2 Full inspection 19th November 2013

    Short inspection reports only give an overall grade; you have to read the report itself to gauge whether the detailed grading from the earlier full inspection still stands.

  • Previous Ofsted grade: Outstanding on 4th November 2010
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report
  • Linked schools: LaSWAP Sixth Form Consortium

What says..

Parli’s’ strength undoubtedly lies in its GCSE years, where it takes in a broad range of girls and delivers success for all, achieving results that put it in the top ten per cent of non-selective schools nationally, top five in many subjects. Parents are positive about the package. ‘Parli has a lovely buzzy, creative atmosphere,’ said one. ‘It’s a mixed intake and you have to have a degree of self- motivation, but it’s always true to the ethos of a liberal comprehensive education.’ Parli has limited...

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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’s essential ethos is captured in its motto: High Achieving and Happy.

The School is outward-facing in its work. It is an active member of many collaborative networks which benefit staff and students. Locally, the La Swap consortium is fundamental to our success in delivering post-16 education. We are also energetic members of Camden Learning leading on many training and school improvement projects, for example, co-ordinating Camden’s Secondary NQT programme and running the Growth Mindset Hub. As a training institution we work with local universities, Teach First, London West Teaching Alliance and National College.

We are often invited to pilot innovative projects like Researchers in Schools and Returners to Teaching.
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What The Good Schools Guide says


Since 2017, Sarah Creasey BA PGCE, NPQH (late 40s). Spent 25 years working in London secondary schools, starting out in a single-sex school in Wimbledon, followed by a decade at Preston Manor, a mixed all-through school in Brent, where she headed the English department and rose to assistant head.

Arrived at Parliament Hill in 2012 to become part of a tight-knit senior leadership team, first as associate head, then as deputy. Her mission is clear: to deliver on the school’s motto, ‘happiness and high achievement for all’, and she addresses the complex requirements of the school’s broad-ranging community with calm dedication. Girls warm to her: ‘She’s very nice and understanding,’ said one; parents consider her relatable and down to earth: ‘I was surprised on parents’ evening to find her sitting in...

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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.

Who came from where

Who goes where

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
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

Interpreting catchment maps

The maps show in colour where the pupils at a school came from*. Red = most pupils to Blue = fewest.

Where the map is not coloured we have no record in the previous three years of any pupils being admitted from that location based on the options chosen.

For help and explanation of our catchment maps see: Catchment maps explained

Further reading

If there are more applicants to a school than it has places for, who gets in is determined by which applicants best fulfil the admissions criteria.

Admissions criteria are often complicated, and may change from year to year. The best source of information is usually the relevant local authority website, but once you have set your sights on a school it is a good idea to ask them how they see things panning out for the year that you are interested in.

Many schools admit children based on distance from the school or a fixed catchment area. For such schools, the cut-off distance will vary from year to year, especially if the school give priority to siblings, and the pattern will be of a central core with outliers (who will mostly be siblings). Schools that admit on the basis of academic or religious selection will have a much more scattered pattern.

*The coloured areas outlined in black are Census Output Areas. These are made up of a group of neighbouring postcodes, which accounts for their odd shapes. These provide an indication, but not a precise map, of the school’s catchment: always refer to local authority and school websites for precise information.

The 'hotter' the colour the more children have been admitted.

Children get into the school from here:

most years
quite often
sometimes, but not in this year

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