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  • Sacred Heart High School (Hammersmith)
    212 Hammersmith Road
    W6 7DG
  • Head: Mrs M Doyle
  • T 020 8748 7600
  • F 020 8748 0382
  • E [email protected]
  • W
  • A state school for girls aged from 11 to 18.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Hammersmith & Fulham
  • Pupils: 1,133; sixth formers: 152
  • Religion: Roman Catholic
  • Open days: Check website for virtual events
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness Outstanding 1
      • 16-19 study programmes Outstanding 1
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Outstanding 1
    • 1 Full inspection 30th November -0001
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What says..

Expectation for all pupils to do at least two after-school clubs (which they call enrichment), has been accommodated by changes to the school day (which now comprises five 60 minute lessons and finishes at 3.05pm). Girls encouraged to be proactive, rather than spoon fed, with lots of emphasis on them doing things, rather than talking about things. When we visited, a group of girls had gone to Mexico to rebuild houses for those in poverty. Asked what they’d improve, girls told us they could do with more quiet study space, especially…

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What the school says...

Sacred Heart High School is an outstanding school in all aspects of its delivery in promoting a holistic Catholic education for girls aged 11 -18. Together with its Mission Statement the school ethos is underpinned by the goals of Sacred Heart education founded by St Madeleine Sophie Barat - these are Faith, Intellect, Community, Formation of Character and Social Awareness that impels to action. Pupils experience a broad curriculum offer at Key Stage 3 and are offered a selection of options at Key Stage 4 in addition to the core curriculum offered. The school offers a wide enrichment programme for pupils including trips abroad, extra curricular activities in music, drama, sport, debating, science, and maths to name a few. The school has extensive links with the wider community to support the learning experiences of the girls in a wider context. Leadership is encouraged at all levels from year 7 - 11 including an active School Council and Lead Learner programme. ...Read more

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Since 2014, Marian Doyle MA NPQH (50s). Previously deputy head since 1997. Before that she taught English and RE at Haggerston School, Hackney, Phoenix High School, Hammersmith and latterly Holland Park School, Notting Hill Gate. Mrs Doyle has brought a fresher, more contemporary style of leadership to the school. Not only does she look smart (she was impeccably dressed when we met her), the school does too. Walls are adorned with colourful canvases of the girls at work and many inspirational quotes. School systems (from admin through to bullying policies) also had an overhaul, thanks to the head’s key vision of the school being run seamlessly. A parent herself, she is big on boundaries and ‘tough love’, but is also approachable and smiley, and is regularly seen around the school, popping into lessons and...

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