Francis Holland School, Sloane Square

Francis Holland School Sloane Square is a highly sought-after, independent selective school for around 740 girls aged 4 to 18 (HMC and GSA).  There are around 170 Juniors and 570 Seniors, including over 140 in a fast-growing Sixth Form.  The School is located on a spacious site in a beautiful residential part of Belgravia, close to the Saatchi Gallery and many cultural institutions such as the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Science and Natural History Museums, the Royal Academy and the Tate Galleries.  The proximity to Imperial College offers us unparalleled access to lectures and support.


The School has enjoyed some significant building developments in recent years to accommodate a dramatically increasing roll and our vision for creative learning for the real world.  Most recently, the Sixth Form has moved into a spacious and inspirational building called The Old School House, which forms a bridge with the local community and provides an exciting environment for young people to develop their entrepreneurial talents. 


Pupils come from all parts of London with many of the Junior School pupils choosing to stay for the Senior School.  Ours is a vibrant international community, and families from major cities abroad often seek places for their children here as a priority.  Each member of staff is involved in the pastoral life of the School, normally as a Form Tutor, and the care of the children is renowned and exceptional.  A team of counsellors provide constant support to the pupils and staff, reflecting our emphasis on supporting wellbeing.


A very wide range of co-curricular opportunities is offered to the pupils, and all staff contribute to this vibrant dimension of the School.  Over sixty clubs and societies, outstanding music and drama opportunities and renowned art department are complemented by an exceptional sporting reputation which benefits from the superb facilities of nearby Battersea Park.  Overseas trips and annual expeditions for all pupils build resilience and independence. The School has a distinctive emphasis on creativity and innovation, and all pupils learn to use their ‘time, talent and treasure’ in the service of the local and wider community.  Volunteering and fundraising are strong, and all girls develop an understanding of social enterprise, with many setting up their own business ventures.  The School has several energetic partnerships, including a link school in Tanzania.


Academic standards are consistently high throughout the School, placing it amongst the most successful schools in the UK.  On leaving, after A Levels, girls proceed to a wide range of prestigious higher education courses, sometimes after a gap year.


The staffing ratio is generous and the School has its own attractive salary scale.  Interest free travel loans are available for new appointments.