Skip to main content

What says..

Performing arts and debating a particular strength and seen as key skills in confidence building. Much time spent outside in all weathers, with waterproof trousers and wellies on the uniform list. A parent from London describes the lack of pressure and stress at the school, noting ‘St Hugh’s is more relaxed than London, but the same stuff gets done.’ And yes, there is something …

Read review »

What the school says...

At St Hugh's we are committed to children's broader personal development as well as their preparation for scholarship and common entrance examinations to senior independent schools. We are a leading co-educational, day and boarding school with 349 boys and girls from the ages of 3 to 13, sited in and around a Jacobean manor house with extensive, wooded grounds and excellent, modern educational facilities. St Hugh's is a very special place and we warmly invite you to come and see why. ...Read more

Do you know this school?

The schools we choose, and what we say about them, are founded on parents’ views. If you know this school, please share your views with us.

Please login to post a comment.

Sports

Equestrian centre or equestrian team - school has own equestrian centre or an equestrian team.

Rowing

What The Good Schools Guide says

Headmaster

Since 2019, James Thompson, BA QTS. Previously head of Royal Russell Junior School, Croydon, has held posts at Ardingly College Prep and Kingswood Prep in Bath. Educated at Dulwich College Prep and Cranbrook School, he has first-hand experience of both boarding and day schools. His grandfather was deputy head at Marlborough House Prep for over 30 years so education is very much in the blood. Actively involved in numerous sports throughout his career, he specialised in PE while teacher training at St Mary’s University, Twickenham. With a background teaching maths, geography and even KS1 French ‘the lure of being able to lead the whole school community as opposed to just one part of it’ was always his dream.

Mrs Thompson ran the Minors Nursery in Notting Hill and is now director...

Subscribe now for instant access to read The Good Schools Guide review.

Already subscribed? Login here.

Special Education Needs

At St Hugh's, children of all ages receive extra support if any area of their learning is of concern. We have small classes throughout the school which means that all children's needs can be supported and catered for, whether they are gifted and need extension, or need extra support to enable them to cope with the curriculum. The Prep-Prep department has a qualified learning support assistant who can give extra help to individuals or small groups of children. As they move through the school, specific concerns are first dealt with in the small teaching groups, with advice from the Learning Support staff, who later withdraw children from class for one to one lessons. As shown below, we support a wide range of mild and moderate learning difficulties, including dysgraphia. 09-09

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)
Genetic
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
PD - Physical Disability
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
VI - Visual Impairment

Leavers' destinations


Subscribe for instant access to in-depth reviews:

☑ 30,000 Independent, state and special schools in our parent-friendly interactive directory
☑ Instant access to in-depth UK school reviews
☑ Honest, opinionated and fearless independent reviews of over 1,000 schools
☑ Independent tutor company reviews

Try before you buy - The Charter School Southwark

Buy Now

GSG Blog >

The Good Schools Guide newsletter

The Good Schools Guide Newsletter

Educational insight in your inbox. Sign up for our popular newsletters.

The Good Schools Guide manifesto for parents