Parliament Hill School
Camden, United Kingdom
About Parliament Hill School
We greatly value being a community school and serving the community. We believe that one of our key strengths is that we are a truly comprehensive school which welcomes all local students. The way we work with parents and our students and our approach to teaching and learning reflect the fact that we value our comprehensive nature. We gain enormous strength from having : both able bodied students and students with disabilities, students of all abilities, students from a wide variety of ethnic backgrounds, students from families which value education and students from those that do not have a history of having benefited from the education system. This has enabled the school community to build respect and a willingness to learn from eachother; it is a real benefit in helping prepare students for adult life in the 21st Century.
Our school is situated on a beautiful site right next to Parliament Hill Fields and Hampstead Heath. Part of the school is the original building; it has been listed as being of architectural significance.
We believe we have the ideal arrangements of having single sex girls provision from 11-15, and a mixed sixth form with William Ellis School, with whom we share our site.
We are also part of LaSwap 6th form consortium (La Sainte Union, William Ellis, Acland Burghley & Parliament Hill); this enables us to offer an extremely wide choice to students.
In the Classroom
All students are expected to work hard - with extra help given for those who need it, either in the classroom or through small group work. We aim to offer challenge to all our students and are committed to meeting the needs of our gifted and talented students.
Students join a mixed-ability tutor group of 25 or 26 girls in their first year, and remain with them for most of their lessons. At the start of Year 7, we measure the baseline ability of all students using Cognitive Ability Tests (CATs).
Our Teaching and Learning Coordinator works with all staff on developing effective teaching that ensures the needs of all students are met. When they reach Key Stage 4, students are grouped by ability in Maths, Science and Languages.