Parliament Hill School

Camden, United Kingdom

Location: Camden, United Kingdom
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Girls
Age range: 11 - 18 years

About Parliament Hill School

High Achieving and Happy

Parliament Hill’s feminist mission is to enable every student to forge a strong identity, empowered to make their mark in the world.

We are proud to be a centre of excellence and innovation for girls’ education.

We nurture aspirations and support each student to discover their dreams and ambitions.

We empower girls to take risks and to develop the confidence, leadership attributes, and cooperative relationships that enable them to flourish academically, socially and personally.

Students are educated to be inclusive global citizens, enabled to speak out, and make a positive difference to the world now and in the future.

We believe that achievement and happiness are inextricably linked and we are committed to enabling both.

About our school

We are a large, fully comprehensive girls’ community school for 11-18 year olds in the inner London Borough of Camden with approximately 1213 students on roll. We are located in the inner London Borough of Camden, but our close proximity to Hampstead Heath provides a peaceful and secure environment for rich and diverse learning experiences.

We are an outward facing school and an active participant in a number of valued partnerships, including the acclaimed LaSWAP Sixth Form, a partnership with three other local schools (La Sainte Union, William Ellis and Acland Burghley).

Economically and socially, Parliament Hill School reflects its complex, challenging inner London environment. Whilst we enjoy the confidence and support of local middle class families, many of our students come from low- income families, facing high levels of economic deprivation and the associated disadvantages. It is our mission to continue closing the gap between disadvantaged and non-disadvantaged students and in doing this we prioritise quality teaching first which is designed to ensure that disadvantaged students at Parliament Hill out- perform others nationally. We are proud of our rich cultural and racial diversity, with over 49 different languages spoken. We have a very strong ethos of valuing and respecting multi-culturalism. If you thrive in a diverse, inner city school, then this will be an exciting opportunity for you.

We are proud of our strong track record of achievement. Progress at Ks4 is well above average (P8 0.8 in 2019) with exceptional top grade performance (41% in 2019). Progression post-16 is excellent with students moving in from LaSWAP to a wide range of destinations including competitive places at prestigious universities.

At Parliament Hill we recognize the opportunities and challenges of being a young woman in a changing world. We aim to build on our strong history and continue to empower our students to take advantage of every opportunity to enhance and transform their lives. We are rightly proud of Parliament Hill’s tradition of helping others in our school, our local community and around the world. All our students are encouraged to be active world citizens and to work to make a positive difference.

We expect our students to participate actively, value each and every individual and to be caring and respectful for other people and for our environment. We are deeply committed to inclusion and equal opportunities for all. Students are involved in all aspects of school life and decision-making and are encouraged to have a say in their community. We take seriously our duty to oppose discrimination and all forms of prejudice and do not tolerate bullying of any kind. Learning is the core of what our school is about. We support and challenge our students to make a full contribution to achieve as highly as they possibly can. We expect them to be positive role models to others, to strive to be the best that they can be and to contribute to making the world a better place.

Professional Development

We are a centre of excellence for professional development and believe that the most significant resource in ensuring success for our students is our staff team. All professional development undertaken by staff within the school is to support student achievement and well-being.  Staff are responsible for modelling a love of learning and the continued pleasure of finding new challenges. We seek opportunities to work in partnership with other schools, universities and professionals in order to enhance the learning of staff and, therefore, accelerate students’ achievement. We have a strong track record of delivering continued professional development both in school and throughout Camden.

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Address: Highgate Road, London, NW5 1RL, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 207 485 7077
Positions available at Parliament Hill School