Mill Hill County High School

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Mill Hill County High School
MHCHS crest.jpg
Motto Altiora Peto
("Aiming High")[1]
Type Partially selective academy
Headteacher Mr Geoffrey Thompson
Chair of Governors Mr M Dannell
Location Worcester Crescent
Mill Hill
51°37′46″N 0°14′55″W / 51.6295°N 0.2485°W / 51.6295; -0.2485Coordinates: 51°37′46″N 0°14′55″W / 51.6295°N 0.2485°W / 51.6295; -0.2485
DfE URN 137386 Tables
Ofsted Reports Pre-academy reports
Staff 150 +
Students 1706
Gender Mixed
Ages 11–18
Houses Apollo, Gemini, Saturn, Mariner, Capricorn

Navy, Red

Website MHCHS

Mill Hill County High School is a large secondary school with academy status located in Mill Hill, London, England. It was the first comprehensive school in the United Kingdom to have had a student taken on the prestigious Morehead-Cain merit scholarship program in the United States and is an official Morehead-Cain nominating school.[2]


It is for students aged 11 to 18. The school has 1,700 pupils as of 2009.[3] The current headmaster of the school is Geoffrey Thompson.


The school uniform includes a striped maroon and navy blue blazer. As of 2007, students in years 7-11 wear ties of different colours in order to distinguish students in different year groups. The different colours of ties are (in no particular order): Maroon, Black, Navy Blue, Royal Blue and Silver.


At Key Stage 3 all students study[edit]

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Design and Technology
  • Modern Foreign Language*
  • Religious Education
  • ICT
  • Geography
  • History
  • Art
  • Music
  • Dance and Drama
  • Physical Education
  • Personal, Social Citizenship and Health Education

German French

Students who show linguistic ability commence a second modern foreign language or Latin in Year 8.

At Key stage 4 all students study[edit]

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • French, German or Spanish
  • Religious Education
  • PE (non exam)
  • Personal, Social, Citizenship & Health Education

Plus two subjects chosen from[edit]

  • French, German or Spanish
  • Latin
  • Business Studies
  • Art
  • Computing
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Economics
  • History
  • ICT
  • Geography
  • Music
  • Physical Education (GCSE)
  • Leisure and Tourism (OCR Nationals)
  • Childcare
  • Construction (Level 1)

Selection of GCSE option subjects takes place in Year 9 following a programme of information meetings, consultations and interviews to ensure the suitability and educational soundness of courses for individual students. The Science course leads to double GCSE certification. For English, students have the opportunity to study both English Language and English Literature to GCSE level. ICT and Religious Education can lead to a full or a half GCSE.Languages are chosen in the end of Year 8 and the head of languages is Miss Thompson.

Notable former pupils[edit]

Orange Hill Grammar School[edit]

The Good things come to those who wait ending to noitulovE, directed by Daniel Kleinman

Orange Hill Senior High School[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ literally "I make for/seek/aim for higher things". Stone, Jon R. (2004). The Routledge Dictionary of Latin Quotations: The Illiterati's Guide to Latin Maxims, Mottoes, Proverbs, and Sayings. Routledge. p. 136. ISBN 978-0-415-96909-3. 
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-04-15. Retrieved 2012-12-06. , Morehead-Cain British Nominating Schools.
  3. ^ [1], Mill Hill County High School.
  4. ^ J Gunzi (2006-05-05). "Welcome Back, David Dein" (PDF). Head's Newsletter. Mill Hill County High School. p. 9. Retrieved 2008-11-17. 

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