Lady Eleanor Holles

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The Lady Eleanor Holles School, Hanworth Road, Hampton, Middlesex TW12 3HF
TW12 3HF
London – Outer (within M25)
020 8979 1601
Girls
875, Upper sixth 90
£3320-£4400
to the Registrar

Founded in the Cripplegate Ward of the City of London in 1711 under the will of Lady Eleanor Holles, daughter of the second Earl of Clare. In 1936 it moved to its current 33 acre site, comprising of modern buildings that are surrounded by gardens and playing fields. All sports facilities are on site. An extensive building programme has created many new facilities and the school is now very well equipped. Most recently a sports hall, new learning resources centre and boat house (joint with Hampton School) have been added. Academic standards are high and examination results are consistently excellent. Music is very strong, as is drama. A good range of sports and games are provided and standards are very high with representatives at county, regional and national level in many disciplines. There is much regular social and academic liaison with Hampton School next door. Commitment to local community services and a good record in the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme. The school is also involved in Outward Bound, leadership and adventure courses, Make Poverty History, Model United Nations and Young Enterprise.

Head Mistress: Mrs Gillian Low, in post from 2004. Educated at North London Collegiate and Oxford University (English). Previously Headmistress at Francis Holland (Regent’s Park) and Deputy Headmistress at Godolphin & Latymer School. Also Governor of Queen’s College; member of HMC/GSA Universities Committee; GSA President 2010/11. Teaching staff: 81 full time, 64 part time in the senior school; 16 full time, 1 part time in junior school.
GCSE: 93 pupils in upper fifth, all gaining at least grade C in 8+ subjects (99% in 10 subjects); 97% of passes were A/A* grade. A-levels: 88 in upper sixth: 82% pass 4+ subjects, with an average final point score of 500, including general studies.
98% of sixth form leavers go on to a degree course (10% after a gap year), 20% to Oxbridge. 15% take courses in medicine, dentistry and veterinary science, 15% in science and engineering, 3% in law, 58% in humanities and social sciences, 7% in art and design.
Sport: Netball, lacrosse, gymnastics, dance, swimming, tennis, athletics, rounders compulsory. Optional: badminton, hockey, sports acro, aerobics, rugby, soccer, climbing, canoeing, self-defence, squash, real tennis, trampolining, yoga, basketball, golf, rowing, fencing, table tennis, fitness, volleyball. RLSS exams and ASA assistant teachers award may be taken. International representation in rowing, lacrosse, swimming, netball, skiing, rounders, tennis, windsurfing and fencing. Numerous county netball and lacrosse players; rowing national champions; regional winners/finalists in lacrosse, swimming, netball, gymnastics and sports acro. Activities: Pupils are strongly encouraged to take part in extra-curricular activites. Pupils take bronze, silver and gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. Community service optional; service volunteers work locally with disadvantaged children and the elderly and in a mentoring scheme in a local school. Some 120 clubs include music, drama and PE to Outward Bound, Model United Nations, Amnesty, Make Poverty History; also pupils work on a miniature nature reserve in the grounds, a partnership with the Eden Project.
is run by the school.
Anne Nightingale (radio presenter); Saskia Reeves, Charlotte Attenborough, Beatie Edney (actresses); Lucy Irvine, Jane Thynne (authors); Christina Hardyment (author and journalist), Lyn Barber (journalist; An Education), Jay Hunt (Controller Radio 1).