Our core aim is to keep Horris Hill a small, selective, academically rigorous and nurturing family school coupled with a holistic learning environment. We will continue to prepare children for the next stage in their education and to deliver children into the most academically ambitious schools in the world. Horris Hill’s unrivalled culture, which creates a truly rounded education.
We will add to the extra-curricular, creative and sporting programmes; we will enhance the school’s facilities. We are committed to providing better communication and are focussed on being a solution for busy parents and families. We will also build up a diverse and fun social events calendar for both pupils and parents alike.
Our staffing team are critical to the school’s continued success and we are delighted to have made some excellent recent appointments. Our experienced bursar joined the school in September 2022, along with our Headmaster, Rob Stewart. Rob has an outstanding track record, including being an Eton Housemaster as well as the Head of a leading Prep School. In addition to the new Bursar and Headmaster, we have also hired a new head of boarding & pastoral, a new marketing co-ordinator and a new accountant amongst others.
Our 50 week nursery provides who have younger children the ability to access our education and care for ages 2 years and upwards. The Lower School welcomed girls from September 2022.
In 2021, we developed the Sports Hall in to a first-class facility, with a specialist floor (to enable professional cricket practice) imported from Germany, along with new nets, a viewing space, cricket and tennis ball machines. The science laboratories have been stripped back and refurbished with the latest equipment and superfast Wi-fi has been installed across the site. Chromebooks are available to every child, staff have laptops and there are the latest touch screens in classrooms and iPads in Lower School.
From September 2023, Horris Hill became fully co-educational, welcoming a number of girls across the year groups. This provided the opportunity for pupils to be joined in school by their siblings, as well as welcoming several new families to the school community.
Forfar is very proud to be the first and only all outstanding/excellent rated schools group in the UK. This has stemmed from hard work, a focus on the detail and making sure that we have a clear vision and roadmap for each of our schools. We are also the first schools group in the world to commit to being net carbon zero in five years – and detailed work is already underway at Horris Hill to start this important journey.