Headmaster’s Newsletter – 17 June 2016

Dear Parents,

This week is a week to celebrate the excellent results of another successful group of pupils who have passed exams to their next schools. You will see below the names of some of the most well respected and prestigious schools in the country. You will also see a very broad range of schools in the list. For a school with a non-selective entry to achieve these results is remarkable. Congratulations to all the boys and girls on their achievements and also to the dedicated staff who have helped, encouraged and nurtured them on their journey to this point throughout their time at Hill House.

Girls
Day Schools
  • 2 – Emanuel School (1 Academic Scholarship)
  • 2 – Francis Holland, Regent’s Park
  • 4 – Francis Holland, Sloane Square
  • 4 – Godolphin & Latymer
  • 2 – JAGS
  • 1 – Lady Margaret School
  • 2 – Latymer Upper School (1 Music Scholarship)
  • 1 – More House School
  • 1 – North Bridge House
  • 1 – Putney High School
  • 3 – Queen’s College
  • 7 – Queen’s Gate School (1 Sports Scholarship)
  • 1 – Queen’s Park Community School
  • 3 – St. Paul’s Girls’ School
  • 1 – South Hampstead High School
  • 2 – Wimbledon High School
Boarding Schools
  • 1 – Bishop’s Stortford (Academic Scholarship)
  • 4 – Cheltenham Ladies’ College
  • 1 – Roedean (Drama Scholarship)
  • 1 – Wycombe Abbey
Further Scholarships Awarded
  • 5 – Academic
  • 1 – Art
  • 1 – Drama
  • 1 – Music
Boys
Day Schools
  • 1 – Alleyn’s School
  • 1 – Cardinal Vaughan School
  • 2 – City of London School
  • 6 – Dulwich College (1 Art, 1 Sports Scholarship)
  • 1 – Emanuel School
  • 1 – Graveney School
  • 1 – Halcyon London International School
  • 2 – The Harrodian School
  • 3 – King’s College, Wimbledon (1 Sports Scholarship)
  • 1 – Kew House School
  • 1 – Ibstock Place School
  • 1 – Mill Hill School
  • 1 – Portland Place School
  • 1 – St. Benedict’s School
  • 2 – St Paul’s School
  • 2 – Thames Christian College
  • 5 – Westminster School
  • 8 – Wetherby Senior School
  • 2 – Whitgift School
  • 2 – University College School
Boarding Schools
  • 2 – Charterhouse
  • 2 – Eton College (1 Music Exhibition)
  • 3 – Stowe School
  • 1 – Uppingham (Music Scholarship)
  • 1 – Winchester College
Overseas Schools
  • 1 – International School of Belgrade
Further Scholarships Awarded
  • 2 – Music (Organ)

We can particularly congratulate Kai Das for achieving the second highest marks of any candidate to St. Paul’s. This comes on the back of Herbie Bingham being awarded a place at Westminster having sat “The Challenge” and no less than seven academic scholarships being awarded to this year’s girls.

In May we sent a team to the St. Swithun’s Maths Tournament. One hundred and twenty girls and boys in teams of four entered from schools around the country. I am delighted to say that our team came third and were awarded bronze medals. Congratulations to Maxine Clignet, Mia Fadel, Isabela Guillen and Pia Mathur.

Congratulations also to Petica Evans, in Lower Transitus, who has won a prize in the City of London School for Girls Art and Literature Prize. She entered the literature section and will be awarded her prize at City of London later this month.

This week we have also had a very successful book fair in Cadogan Gardens. It is important to support this not only because the children enjoy the process of choosing their books and ordering them but the more books that are sold means the more money is raised for the school libraries. Thank you to Miss Fisher and Miss Wardle for coordinating this.

Richard Townend