Mill Hill Preparatory School and Mill Hill School
Overview of Mill Hill Preparatory School and 11 Plus information
Children sit the 11 Plus entry to Mill Hill preparatory school and then when they are 13 they naturally move into Mill Hill senior school
Address: Belmont, Mill Hill Preparatory School, The Ridgeway, Mill Hill Village, London, NW7 4ED
Boys – Yes
Girls – Yes
School Size – c. 400 – 420
Belmont, Mill Hill Preparatory School Scholarships and bursaries available – Yes
Belmont Mill Hill Preparatory School 11 Plus Exam – English, mathematics and non-verbal reasoning.
Belmont, Mill Hill Preparatory School – Overview
Belmont is a co-educational day preparatory school for pupils between 7 and 13 years. It was originally founded in 1912 as a boys’ boarding house for Mill Hill School and became a full preparatory school shortly after. The school became co-educational in 1995. It is set in extensive grounds, which include a woodland play area, in a residential area of North West London. It is based in an eighteenth century house with many additional buildings. The school is part of the charitable Mill Hill School Foundation that also includes the senior school, Mill Hill School, and the Grimsdell, the pre-preparatory school. Belmont is based a short walk away from the site of the other two schools. The day-to-day running of the three schools from an education perspective is separate but they share governors and a central administration, and the headmaster of the senior school acts as chief executive for all three schools.
The aims of the foundation are to provide excellence in education, supporting pupils from childhood towards adulthood within a Christian environment, whilst accepting pupils from other faiths or no faith. It sets out to focus on the individual and developing the interests and talents of each pupil so that he or she feels waned and valued. The school seeks to work in partnership with parents and to actively encourage an atmosphere of care and support.
The overall ability of the pupils is above the national average, and almost all pupils have ability that is at least above average, while some have ability that is well above average.
Pupils come mostly from professional families who live in the surrounding areas. The rich ethnic mix within the school reflects the diversity of the local community; pupils come from a number of different faith and cultural backgrounds.