Scholarship Success for St Hilda’s
The pupils of St Hilda’s School have earned an extraordinary seven scholarships between them in another round of highly successful 11 plus exams.
This year’s cohort have secured highly sought after places at schools including Haberdashers’ Aske’s School for Girls, St Margaret’s School, Aldenham School, Watford Grammar School for Girls, Royal Masonic School, St Albans High School for Girls, and St Clement Danes School. Scholarships have been offered to Mia Mortensen (Haberdashers’ Aske’s School for Girls Academic Scholarship, Royal Masonic School Academic Scholarship), Remi Parmar (Royal Masonic School All Rounder Scholarship), Isra Salahuddin (St Margaret’s School Art Scholarship), Faith Victoria (St Margaret’s School Drama Scholarship) and Amber Yebovi (Aldenham School Music Scholarship, St Margaret’s School Art Scholarship), and Katie Lemon has been selected for the elite Sporting Excellence Programme at Harefield Academy. 36% of pupils who applied to schools in the independent sector received scholarships.
Faith Victoria, who has earned a drama scholarship to St Margaret’s, is thrilled. “When I heard the news, I was exhilarated. I’m going to do my absolute best and I know I’ll have a great time!” Her parents are equally pleased. “We’re grateful to everyone at St Hilda’s for giving Faith the skills and confidence necessary to tackle this next stage in her development. Her teachers have been incredibly supportive throughout the 11 plus process.”
Nestled in the heart of Bushey, St Hilda’s is a small girls’ school well-known in the area for its nurturing ethos and high academic attainment. Girls receive specialist teaching in all subjects and have the opportunity to discover and develop a range of talents and interests, including art, music, sport and drama. Pupils are prepared for entry to a variety of prestigious schools in both the state and independent sectors, whilst being encouraged to maintain a healthy balance of work and play. Miss Sarah Jane Styles, Headmistress of St Hilda’s, is delighted that the range of scholarships awarded to the girls reflects the broad curriculum about which the school is so passionate.
“In a class of just 16 girls, seven scholarships is an astounding result,” Miss Styles commented. “We are so proud of our girls’ outstanding achievements. They have met the 11 plus process with true St Hilda’s spirit and it is wonderful to see their effort and perseverance being so richly rewarded.”