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Hill House International Junior School

Hill House International Junior School

17 Hans Place, Chelsea, London, SW1X 0EP

020 7584 1331



Hill House International Junior School
School type Coeducational Day
Founded 1949
Proprietors Richard, Janet, William & Edmund Townend
Date Appointed 2002
Co-ed Age Range 4-13
Number of pupils 600
Number of boys 350
Number of girls 250
Day fees per annum £15,000 - £18,600
Average Class Size 12-14
Teacher/Pupil ratio 1:7

'A child's mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled.'

Hill House was founded in Switzerland in 1949 moving to La Tour-de-Peilz in 1951 when the building in Hans Place, London was opened. We hold fast to the guiding vision set by the founders that the modern child must be educated for a world community. He or she must be taught to understand that all nations depend on one another; learn to live with children of other nationalities; respect that which is unknown and often very foreign to them, and thus open the doors to a world which each day becomes smaller. Hill House became the first school to teach in two different countries at the same time with the same children. The purpose built house in Glion, 2,500 feet above Lac Leman, hosts specialist courses throughout the year for selected pupils from London, providing experience of a boarding school environment in the setting of a mountain village in the French speaking canton of Vaud.

Hill House is the oldest London school in which every aspect of the daily administration of the school remains in the care and control of the founding family. It is a school that enables children from all over the world to have the opportunity to follow an English curriculum while learning that every nation is equal but different and that peaceful co-existence comes from mutual respect, understanding and consideration for others from diverse backgrounds. A full academic programme, enriched by outstanding teaching in small classes, leads to pupils consistently going on to the leading day and boarding secondary schools of their choice with many scholarships awarded each year. We passionately believe in supporting and stretching all our pupils to seek the highest levels of academic achievement. There is a particular emphasis on Art, Drama, Music and Sport all of which are taught by over thirty specialist teachers. Throughout the year there are over seventy concerts, recitals and drama evenings in Founders' Hall where pupils can showcase their artistic talents and the school year ends with a celebratory Field Day culminating in the famous Gun Run.


Children can enter Hill House at any age between four and eleven years old if places are available. There is no formal entry test at four years old. Older children will be assessed in English and Maths. Parents are invited to visit Hans Place any Monday, Tuesday, Thursday or Friday during term time at 8.30am for a tour of the school. Please telephone the registrar to arrange a time to visit. After the tour, if you wish, you may complete the simple admissions form. All forms must be completed by the parents, in person, at Hans Place. We will not send forms by post.


Miss Beryl Lang (Registrar)

Tel: 020 7584 1331, registrar@hillhouseschool.co.uk