Parliament Hill School

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Parliament Hill School
Established 1906
Type Community school
Headmistress Ms Sue Higgins
Location Highgate Road
Borough of Camden
Coordinates: 51°33′30″N 0°09′01″W / 51.5582°N 0.1503°W / 51.5582; -0.1503
Local authority Camden
DfE number 202/4166
DfE URN 100050 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Students 1,250
Gender Girls
Ages 11–18

Parliament Hill School is a secondary school and sixth form for girls located in the Borough of Camden in London, England. In 2013, there were 1,250 students on roll, between the ages of 11 and 18.

Location and facilities[edit]

The school is located on the edge of Hampstead Heath and comprises a combination of both modern and traditional buildings.

In January 2014, the school unveiled plans for a £19 million redevelopment of the school, encompassing the construction of two new buildings to replace a number of the older ones. The new buildings are designed to be environmentally friendly, incorporating a number of features to reduce carbon emissions. The new development will include a new sixth form centre for students at the LaSWAP Sixth Form.[1]

Academic performance[edit]

The school places a strong focus on high academic achievement, alongside highly effective teaching and pastoral care to ensure all students receive the correct level of support. Participation in extracurricular activities is also strongly encouraged, as a means of enriching students' learning.[2]

Parliament Hill School was rated 'Good' overall by Ofsted inspectors in 2013, with behaviour and safety of students and leadership and management rated 'Outstanding'.[3] The number of students achieving five or more A*-C grades including English and Maths in 2013 was 67%, 14 percentage points higher than the national average.[4]

Students at the school come from a wide range of socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds, and almost half of students speak English as an additional language. The majority of students move on to the LaSWAP Sixth Form following completion of their GCSE courses.

The school has Investors in People accreditation and participates in the London Excellence in Work Experience Scheme.

Sixth Form[edit]

The school is part of the successful LaSWAP Sixth Form consortium, along with the neighbouring schools La Sainte Union Catholic School, William Ellis School and Acland Burghley School. The Sixth Form focuses strongly on academic qualifications, and there were 1,266 students on roll in 2013. 79% of students achieved three or more A Level qualifications in 2013. [5]

Notable former pupils[edit]


  1. ^ "First image of £22million project to revamp Parliament Hill and William Ellis schools in Camden". Ham&High. Retrieved 2014-05-14. 
  2. ^ "Headteacher's Welcome". Parliament Hill School. Retrieved 2014-05-14. 
  3. ^ "Ofsted, November 2013". Ofsted. Retrieved 2015-02-18. 
  4. ^ "School Performance Tables". Department for Education. Retrieved 2015-02-18. 
  5. ^ "La Swap Performance Tables". Department for Education. Retrieved 2014-05-14. 
  6. ^ "Margot Shiner". Munk's Roll, Volume XI. Royal College of Physicians. p. 519. Retrieved 13 May 2017. 
  7. ^ BBC – Press Office – Laura Trevelyan Archived February 12, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.. Retrieved 5 January 2009.