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Towards 2026 and beyond

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At South Hampstead High School we aim to equip our pupils for life – to develop the leaders, the thinkers, the creators of tomorrow. Our masterplan, ‘Towards 150’ sets out some of these ambitions as we look towards our sesquicentennial anniversary – at the centre is the need to provide the best possible facilities to support a dynamic learning environment, and the desire to extend our education to anyone with ability and potential, regardless of background or wealth.

Whether you are a parent, pupil, alumna, teacher or friend of South Hampstead, you are considered to be a valuable, life-long member of our community. By investing in our initiatives you will provide real opportunities for all, you will enrich the lives of every girl at the school and, by becoming part of their future, we hope you will enrich your own.

In the past few months our world has changed dramatically. Every effort is being made to ensure that our pupils continue to enjoy the broad and stimulating education that South Hampstead provides with our Guided Home Learning programme.  We have reduced our fees during this period of lockdown, but there are still families who are facing financial hardship and many more for whom the opportunities we can provide will be out of reach next year.  Our bursary funds are now more important than ever and your support is highly valued.

Breadth & Accessibility

Bursaries

Extending outstanding opportunities to all girls

The Girls’ Day School Trust was founded in 1872 to provide education to all girls, regardless of background or means.  We are committed to providing ‘learning without limits’ and to this end, South Hampstead High School has pledged to double our current bursary support by our 150th anniversary in 2026 as part of the GDST wide bursary campaign.

You can help support bursaries by contribution to:

The South Hampstead Bursary Fund – which supports means tested bursaries for new pupils at South Hampstead High School

The GDST Hardship Fund – for pupils across the GDST network whose parents are currently experiencing financial difficulties

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Teaching & Learning

Speakers’ Fund

Enabling our pupils to find their voice

Our speaker and debating programme is a key element in building confidence and presence amongst our pupils, enabling them to find their voice. Help our girls to continue to speak out and be heard.

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Community & Leadership

Project Zero

Leading the way to become a carbon neutral school

Environmental sustainability has moved centre stage and is a priority for our pupils and for the school.  Project Zero is our programme to improve South Hampstead’s environmental profile – Carbon offsetting, plastic recycling, composting, the replacement of paper towels, and LED lighting all require significant investment beyond our everyday budget. We would welcome your support for this initiative.

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Community & Leadership

Partnerships

Building mutually beneficial links

We want to establish sustainable and mutually enriching partnerships which benefit our staff,  pupils and those beyond our gates. Sharing knowledge, facilities and experience with those around us is core to our future plans.  Help us to support our partnerships with local schools and outreach to organisations like The Spear programme and Unitas.

 

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Capital development

Waterlow Hall

A new cultural and creative heart

The Waterlow Hall is the largest project ever funded entirely by our community.  We opened the doors to this wonderful new facility at the end of January 2020 and to date, we have raised over £3million to fund this development.

 

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Learn more about our plans for the future

£820,000
In gifts made to the school last year
£112,000
Claimed from HMRC in Gift Aid last year
£6.6m
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