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Francis Holland School, Sloane Square

39 Graham Terrace


T: +44 (0)20 7730 2971

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ISC ID: 17446


Mrs Lucy Elphinstone (Headmistress)

Girls - age range:

Day: 4 to 18


656 pupils

Francis Holland School, Sloane Square case studies (18)

KLS Parent Support


  • Francis Holland School, Sloane Square
  • The Katherine Low Settelment
  • Community work/fundraising
  • Coronavirus support
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Outward Bounds Trips Funding


  • Francis Holland School, Sloane Square
  • St Barnabas' CofE Primary School, Pimlico, London
  • School sponsorship
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St Barnabas' Netball Club


  • Francis Holland School, Sloane Square
  • St Barnabas' CofE Primary School, Pimlico, London
  • Sport/DofE/cadets
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Academic Reading Group


  • Francis Holland School, Sloane Square
  • Chelsea Academy, Chelsea, London
  • Academic
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Impact of partnership work done in 2019 (ISC annual Census 2020)

  • 4 state schools involved
  • 50 to 100 state school pupils involved
  • 20 staff hours given

*Please note, data shown here is from the 2020 Census for partnerships in 2019, rather than from the 2021 Census. This is due to the impact of COVID-19 on full year collection for 2021. The coronavirus pandemic has forced many schools to put some partnership projects on hold until restrictions are eased.

Impact Statement

Our school librarian and successful YA author runs weekly creative writing classes at FHS for selected children from Year 6 at St Barnabas C of E Primary School. Their teachers report that the children love the classes and also that there has been a marked improvement in their SAT writing scores as a result.

Thirty One LVI Pupils volunteer for one hour per week at St Barnabas running after school Homework Clubs and extra-curricular activities. The Head of St Barnabas has frequently commented on the great dedication of these volunteers as well as the notable impact on St Barnabas pupils’ confidence and communication skills.

As a reward for regular attendance at after school clubs, selected pupils from Year 6 at St Barnabas were given a special session of ‘Animal Club’ in the science labs. Teachers have commented that this is still discussed by the students and had an overwhelmingly positive impact.

FHS offers free use of its facilities for the Beanstalk Book Festival, which is targeted at primary school children across London and encourages interest in books and reading. This year over 500 pupils and teachers from a wide range of schools attended. Reading volunteers were trained by Michael Rosen and FHS girls donated over 400 books for young readers to be distributed across the schools.

An ongoing partnership with Chelsea Academy has led to several joint initiatives. FHS continues to invite students to the 6th Form Speaker Programme each Thursday evening. Lectures built on and extended work done in A level and GCSE classes, as well as engaging interest more widely in a variety of subjects.

An FHS teacher continues to support the Feminist Society at Chelsea Academy which was set up last year following a successful visit by the FHS equivalent.

Several members of staff from Chelsea Academy have attended Academic Reading Group meeting at FHS to discuss areas of educational research in an informal setting. Colleagues from both schools have benefited from the breadth and variety of experience that this has allowed them to draw upon.

Staff from Chelsea Academy attended the International Women’s Day panel event on Wednesday 7th March and were enthused and excited by the advice on offer about advancing the cause of women in the workplace.

On 6th March five governors from CA came into school to meet SLT and observe lessons with a view to further developing links between the schools.

As part of the Stretch and Challenge programme at FHS, selected pupils from Chelsea Academy have been invited to regularly attend ‘Curious Club’, which meets monthly to discuss a variety of challenging topics.

Pupils from Chelsea Academy and Capital City Academy were invited to the Year 7 and 8 TIPS week in the summer term for a filmmaking masterclass. Teachers and pupils commented that the opportunities to develop collaboration, confidence and creativity were outstanding.


Francis Holland is committed to providing a service to the local and wider community.

In particular, one of the Trust’s key objectives is to offer a top class education to children who would not otherwise be able to afford it.  Our provision of bursary awards has always been a priority to the Trust and over the years we are delighted that so many girls have been able to benefit from a Francis Holland education, despite their financial circumstances.

Bursary awards are typically offered at Year 7 and on entry to the Sixth Form and are reviewed annually.  Our decisions about the award of bursaries take account of a number of factors, including:

- The ability of the girl and her fit with the school
- The overall financial circumstances of the fee payers,   both income and assets
- The family circumstances of the applicant
- The financial position of the Trust
- Remission on a third of the fees is available to places offered to daughters of the clergy.

Francis Holland is also part of the Fee Assistance at London Independent Schools programme, along with a number of other independent schools, full details can be found at here. For further information and help with individual queries please do not hesitate to contact The Bursar on +44 (0)20 7730 8359 (from 9.00am to 5.00pm daily) or email

More information about giving to our Bursary Fund can be found here.


Francis Holland award scholarships in recognition of excellent achievement in particular disciplines and we aim to provide opportunities for enrichment to those who hold such awards, in addition to the fee discount referred to below.

Academic Scholarships

- Year 7 – 11+ Academic Scholarships are available to the value of 5% of fees.
- Sixth Form – 16+ Academic Scholarships (internal and external) are available up to the value of 25% of fees.

Music Scholarships

- Year 7 – 11+ Music Scholarships are available to the value of 5% of fees.
- Sixth Form – 16+ Music Scholarships are available up to the value of 25% of fees.

Drama Scholarships

- Year 7 – 11+ Drama Scholarships are available to the value of 5% of fees.
- Sixth Form – 16+ Drama Scholarships are available up to the value of 25% of fees.

Art Scholarships

- Year 7 – 11+ Art Scholarships are available to the value of 5% of fees.
- Sixth Form – 16+ Art Scholarships are available up to the value of 25% of fees.

Sport Scholarships

- Year 7 – 11+ Sport Scholarships are available to the value of 5% of fees.

Classical Ballet Scholarship

- Year 7 – One 11+ Classical Ballet Scholarship is available up to the value of £2,000.

For further details, please contact the Registrar on +44 (0)20 7824 5005 or via email at

  • Academic scholarships
  • Art scholarships
  • Drama scholarships
  • Music scholarships
  • Sport scholarships
  • Clergy discounts
  • Sibling discounts
  • Bursaries for new entrants
  • Hardship awards for existing pupils

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