Francis Holland School, Regent’s Park, was founded in 1878 by the Reverend Canon Francis Holland and is regarded today as one of London’s leading academically selective girls’ independent day schools. The school is situated next to Regent’s Park and has a reputation for its friendly, cohesive and collegiate atmosphere. The ISI Inspection Report in March 2022 assessed Francis Holland as ‘Excellent’ in all key areas of school life.
Entry to the school is very competitive and pupils are selected via entrance examinations and interview at 11+ or Sixth Form. Girls achieve exceptionally good results in examinations at GCSE and A Level, and progress to some of the best universities in the UK, as well as to top global institutions such as those in the US. There are close links with our “sister” school at Francis Holland, Sloane Square, which was founded in 1881. The school offers a large number of bursaries, in addition to music, academic and art scholarships, all of which are means-tested, up to 100% fees.
Moreover, the school offers a plethora of co-curricular activities. Over seventy clubs and societies are available every week: before school, at lunchtimes and after school. Music, drama and sport are particularly strong. Community voluntary work, outreach and charitable activities are enthusiastically supported by staff and pupils. Achievement beyond academic results is regarded as essential for FHS students and all teachers are expected to contribute fully to the wider life of the school and its co-curricular programme.
With effect from 1 January 2023, new members of teaching staff will automatically be enrolled in The Francis Holland Schools’ Trust Group Pension with Aviva (salary exchange scheme) to which members will contribute 10% (the ‘Employee’ Contribution) and Francis Holland Schools contributes 20% the ‘Employer’ Contribution). The TPS is closed to new staff members from this date.
Several colleagues have already opted for the new Aviva (Salary Sacrifice) scheme due to the tax advantages it offers, the flexibility with the option to reduce one’s own contribution (without affecting the ‘Employer’ Contribution), and the ability to opt for a lower ‘Employer’ contribution in favour of a higher salary, as well as the added benefit of Income Protection; full details of the scheme, and self-management is available to members via the Aviva Pension Microsite upon joining Francis Holland Schools.
In addition, our benefits package includes:
Cycle to Work Scheme
Free school lunch during term time
Interest free travel and computer purchased loans
The Francis Holland Schools Rewards Hub offering a vast range of retail and entertainment discounts
Enhanced Maternity Pay
50% fee remission for own daughters
Outstanding professional development opportunities
Accredited ECT induction with reduced timetable and mentor support
Approximately 20 fewer teaching days per year compared to the maintained sector
Smaller class sizes compared to most maintained schools
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The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. Statutory checks including a satisfactory DBS certificate and references will be a requirement for this role. This role is classed as regulated activity with children as it involves teaching, training or supervising children on a day-to-day basis and is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act, 1974.