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 150th anniversary in 2026 – 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.


Breadth & Accessibility

Opening Doors

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 provision by our 150th anniversary in 2026 as part of the GDST wide bursary campaign.

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Teaching & Learning

Speak Up, Speak Out

Enabling our pupils to find their voice

There are few things in life more important than the ability to communicate effectively – our Speak Up, Speak Out programme for speech and debate, breeds confidence, presence and critical thinking.  You can sponsor this programme through our Speakers’ Fund which helps us to secure guests for the South Hampstead Speaker Series  and for the sixth form Free Thinking’ Friday events, and run debating activities for our pupils and partnership school.

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Community & Leadership

Project Zero

Leading the way to become a carbon neutral school

Project Zero is a pupil run programme to improve South Hampstead’s environmental profile and in 2020 we were awarded the Independent Schools of the Year Green Award for Environmental Achievement thanks to their efforts. If you would like to help our pupils continue to make South Hampstead a more carbon neutral school then please do support our Project Zero fund.

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Community & Leadership


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

The Junior School

An imaginative extension of our learning environment

We are seeking to adapt and enhance our junior school buildings in Netherhall Gardens to ensure that the quality of our teaching spaces support the quality of our teaching. The plans will also embrace our sustainability goals and create new communal space and play areas to allow for seamless indoor and outdoor learning.

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Learn more about our plans for the future

Pupils receiving bursaries
Invested in means tested awards
Donors supporting Towards 150