St Hilda’s, Harpenden

Parent Testimonials

“As parents, we feel we are kept very well informed of the childrens’ activities throughout the week via the weekly nursery newsletters on the website, along with the ability to interact with the school via Tapestry.”

“St Hilda’s is a very nuturing yet challenging environment for young children and we are excited for our happy daughter to remain at this school for her full primary level education.” Nursery Parent

“The Early Years staff are fantastic and the curriculum is really engaging and fun.” Nursery and Reception Parent

“The Early Years team are outstanding. They are constantly coming up with new ideas and activities for the children that feed off their interests. The literacy work is multi sensory, and really inspires a love of stories and song. I couldn’t be happier with our decision to send our girls to St Hilda’s for Nursery to give them the best start on their learning journey.” Nursery and Form I Parent

“Our daughter is currently in Reception class and we couldn’t have wished for a more nurturing environment in which to start her school life. The teaching staff are brilliant, very well suited to this age of children and have the right balance between providing a calm and supportive environment with having so much fun! The variety of activities the children get involved with is amazing and they really do have a fun packed schedule every day which engages and excites them. Our daughter is thriving and her class are impeccably behaved….we couldn’t have asked for more.” Reception Parent

“My daughter has made tremendous progress in her speech and ability to express herself in communication with others. Job well done!” Reception Parent

“I love the emphasis St Hilda’s places on an all round education. The opportunities for developing talents in music, art, public speaking and drama are fantastic. It’s wonderful to see the confidence of children grow through their form concerts, shows and house competitions. Specialist teachers really help all children develop and find areas of the arts that interest them.” Form III Parent

“We can’t rate St Hilda’s highly enough. Our daughter has attended the school since nursery and is now in Form III Parent. She is thriving at the school and absolutely loves it. The staff are so nurturing and genuinely care about the girls they teach. Our daughter’s confidence is growing year on year and we see continuous academic progress. We would recommend the school to anyone.” Form III Parent (Mrs Sparkes’ comment from Google review)

“St Hilda’s strikes the balance brilliantly between being caring and nurturing whilst also challenging. Our girls are very happy and secure at school which means their brains are open and receptive to learning. Our eldest daughter is in her fifth year at the school and we have found the quality of teaching to be consistently excellent. The form teachers really get to know the girls as individuals and although their personalities and teaching styles vary we have found each and every one has done a great job motivating our daughter and making learning exciting and fun. We love the supportive ethos of the school. The girls are always overjoyed when one of their classmates achieves something extra special. We are so pleased we chose St Hilda’s for our girls”. Form III and Form I Parent

“St Hilda’s delivers a unique school experience for our daughter. A small, nurturing environment, combined with challenging teaching methods and supportive staff that we feel confident will help our daughter reach her potential. The school continues to look at new and exciting learning opportunities and also has unique pastoral and wrap around school care which supports the girls at all ages. The extra curricular choices are also wide spanning arts, science and sports ensuring the girls get many opportunities to try and explore new activities. I thoroughly recommend the school and am enjoying watching my daughter grow with their support. “ Form III Parent

“Our daughter started in Form II and has flourished in every aspect of school life. In a short time she has developed wonderful and caring friendships and grown in confidence both academically and socially. The balance between academic achievement and pastoral care is perfect and allows every girl to shine in her own way.” Form III Parent

“Our daughter has been at St Hilda’s since Nursery and we couldn’t be happier with her progress. She has flourished into a confident, curious and compassionate child who cannot wait to go to school each day. We love that all of the girls across the school know each other and care for and support each other. St Hilda’s combines academic excellence, a huge variety of extra-curricular activities and outstanding pastoral care and we couldn’t recommend it more highly.” Form III Parent

“It’s been a joy to watch my two girls skip through the school gates with a smile on their faces for the past five years, long may it continue! It’s such a lovely, nurturing school, teaching the girls to be kind and polite whilst striving for academic success.” Form III Parent

“My daughter has loved her time at St Hilda’s so far. She started in nursery and has never looked back. It’s a great place for the girls to make friends and learn so much whilst having lots of fun in a warm, caring environment. I cannot recommend it enough!” Form III Parent

“St. Hilda’s provides a perfect mix of being kind and nurturing, whilst at the same time building the girls’ confidence and challenging them to do more and try new things. Both our girls are very happy there and they constantly surprise me with the breadth of activities that they talk about doing at school.” Form III Parent

“St Hildas encourages the girls to aspire to reach their potential and fully equips them to do it.” Form III Parent

“My daughter absolutely loves going into school each day and she views all of the girls and staff as her extended family – priceless for any parent.” Form III Parent

“St Hilda’s has transformed my daughter into a confident, positive and mature young lady. This wonderful school has allowed her to find out where her strengths lie and helped her to develop them. She has found a love for music, drama and art as well as achieving high standards in her academic work. I cannot speak more highly of St Hilda’s and would highly recommend it.” Form VI Parent

  • Free wrap around care from 7.30 to 6pm
  • 15 hours government funding for 3 and 4 year olds
  • 95% of girls got their first choice school in 2017/18

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28 Douglas Road, Harpenden, AL5 2ES
Tel: 01582 712307.
St. Hilda’s School (Harpenden) Limited – reg. 01313552 (England)