Academic Excellence

Horris Hill School aims to deliver a curriculum that is as broad as possible, without sacrificing high standards of achievement. 

There is a traditional academic rigour, for example through Classics, Advanced Maths and separate Sciences taught in an enthusiastic and inspiring way.  

All children in the Upper School (Years 4 - 8) study English, Maths, Science, French, Latin, History, Geography, Religious Studies, Music, Art, Drama, Design and Technology, PSHE, Information Technology and Physical Education.  

Our boarding framework allows us more class time, starting at 8.30am and going on until 6.30pm, five days a week, for those in the final years, within which time we include prep, activities, music practice, tutor sessions – all on top of a full timetable of 15 different subjects. The children work at school but not at home.  There is no homework at Horris Hill School!

Pupils are prepared for Common Entrance or Academic Scholarship exams in Year 8, with an outstanding track record on both fronts and pupils gain entry to some of the most selective schools in the country.