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Francis Holland School

Coordinates: 51°29′30″N 0°09′14″W / 51.4917°N 0.1539°W / 51.4917; -0.1539
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Francis Holland Schools
Address
Map
Bursar's Office
35 Bourne St

London
,
SW1W 8JA

England
Coordinates51°29′30″N 0°09′14″W / 51.4917°N 0.1539°W / 51.4917; -0.1539
Information
TypePrivate day school
MottoThat our daughters may be as the polished corners of the temple
Religious affiliation(s)Church of England
Local authorityCity of Westminster
GenderGirls
WebsiteSW1 School www.fhs-sw1.org.uk NW1 School www.fhs-nw1.org.uk

Francis Holland School is the name of two separate private day schools for girls in central London, England, governed by the Francis Holland (Church of England) Schools Trust. The schools are located at Clarence Gate (near Regent's Park NW1) and at Graham Terrace (near Sloane Square SW1).

History[edit]

The schools were founded in the 1870s by Canon Francis James Holland for the education of girls in London. He was born in London on 20 January 1828 and educated at Eton College and Trinity College, Cambridge. The Regent's Park School is the older of the two schools but no longer has a Junior Department. Both schools have developed their facilities over the last few years.[when?]

The Sloane Square School was opened with 13 pupils on 1 March 1881 at 80 Coleshill Street, Belgravia, later renamed as 28 Eaton Terrace. Within a year, the school expanded into a further property opposite but as this arrangement proved awkward, Canon Holland purchased a site on the corner of Graham Street, now Graham Terrace where a new school building was constructed ready for occupation in October 1884. Francis Holland, Regent's Park, used to accept boys as primary school pupils but they would leave as soon as the girls moved on to secondary education.

Francis Holland, Regent's Park[edit]

FHS, Regent's Park
Address
Map
Ivor Place

London
,
NW1 6XR

England
Information
Established1870
Department for Education URN101158 Tables
HeadKatharine Woodcock
Age11 to 18
Enrolment540~
Colour(s)Red  
Websitehttp://www.fhs-nw1.org.uk/

There are about 500 pupils at the school, and about 120 sixth-formers.[1] Most of their sports take place in Regent's Park and Paddington Recreational Grounds.

Francis Holland, Sloane Square[edit]

FHS, Sloane Square
Address
Map
39 Graham Terrace

London
,
SW1W 8JF

England
Information
Established1881
Department for Education URN101161 Tables
HeadAlexandra Haydon
Age4 to 18
Enrolment760~
Colour(s)Blue  
Websitehttp://www.fhs-sw1.org.uk/

There are over 760 pupils on roll,[2] 175 of whom are in the Junior School aged between 4 and 11 years, and 100 sixth-formers. Most of the school's sports take place in Battersea Park.[citation needed]

Notable alumnae[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Francis Holland School, Regent's Park". Independent Schools Council. 2018. Retrieved 4 August 2018.
  2. ^ "Francis Holland School, Sloane Square". Independent Schools Council. 2018. Retrieved 4 August 2018.
  3. ^ [1] The Daily Telegraph, 23 August 2018.
  4. ^ Costume dramatist, The Guardian, 10 May 2003.

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