Mill Hill School
About the school
About Mill Hill School
The Mill Hill School Foundation offers education to boys and girls aged between 3 and 18 in its four Schools. The Schools occupy a magnificent 160 acres of beautiful grounds just 10 miles from Central London with easy access to underground and main line stations.
Mill Hill School is a co-educational school for boys and girls aged 13- 18 in North West London. Offering day, weekly and full boarding. The School adopts a broad education, where academic excellence is complemented by cultural, sporting and social development.
Mill Hill School seeks to equip pupils for life, both now and in the future. Our stimulating academic environment and numerous activities outside the classroom encourage learning and personal growth. We are committed to the development of every pupil and believe that our friendly and supportive community helps this to happen.
A unique feature of life for day pupils at Mill Hill is their membership of a House. There are seven Day Houses in the School – each House has an average of 20 pupils in a year group and four Boarding Houses, where around 100 boarders stay. The Housemaster/mistress is the point of contact and a figure of prime importance for both pupil and parent.
The School’s academic curriculum is broad, flexible and forward-looking and is designed to encourage among pupils intellectual curiosity, sound learning and a spirit of enquiry in the pursuit of academic excellence. It seeks to enable pupils to acquire core knowledge and skills in English, Mathematics, Science and a Modern Language and, in addition, to develop their own particular academic interests.
Mill Hill School is renowned for its sporting excellence. Every pupil, regardless of physical ability, is encouraged to participate in both competitive and non-competitive sport. The major sports for the boys are Rugby, Hockey and Cricket and for the girls are Hockey, Netball, Rounders and Tennis. Other opportunities include Athletics, Basketball, Cross Country, Eton Fives, Golf, Horse Riding, Soccer, and Swimming. In recent years Mill Hill’s sportsmen and women have enjoyed great success at National, Regional, County and local level. There are regular sports tours overseas, destinations have included New Zealand, Canada, Barbados, South Africa, Italy and Spain.
Year 9 pupils are introduced to a range of minor sports and aspects of adventure training. All pupils are also offered a range of other activities such as debating, drama, chess, jewellery-making and computing. In Year 10 the focus is ‘teamwork and leadership’. Pupils choose from a number of options including the CCF (Army, Navy and RAF), a Sports Leaders programme and Business Enterprise. In addition, many Societies exist to cater for a variety of out-of-school interests.
Art, Drama and Music
The Creative Arts have a long and successful tradition at Mill Hill and are a key part of the academic curriculum. The Art Department offers facilities and expertise for pupils to develop their interest and skills in painting and drawing, alternative media, film, illustration, multimedia, photography (including digital photography), printmaking, sculpture, textiles, theatre design and video.
There is a biennial inter-House Drama festival, which alternates with the biennial inter-House Music Festival; both attract a high level of pupil participation. There is an extensive programme of concerts, competitions and recitals throughout the year, some of which include recitals by professional performers.