Views from the Hill

International Women's Day 2024: Inspiring Inclusion

Inspiring Inclusion is a movement to encourage others to understand and value women’s inclusion and, importantly, where women themselves are inspired to be included. Being an all girls’ school, the notion of not being included because of gender is one which our girls just don’t have to consider on a day to day basis.

Future-Proofing Skill Sets

Head Designate Maria Young considers the skills our pupils need for the jobs market ten years from now.

A Christmas Miracle

Mrs Laura Evans-Jones reflects on the Christmas miracle bestowed upon the Sisters of the RCE, offering timeless lessons for us all today.

Closing the Gender Gap in STEM

In recent years, there has been a growing concern about the underrepresentation of girls in STEM fields.  With the ever-growing demand for skilled STEM professionals, it is crucial that we inspire and empower the next generation of scientists, engineers, and mathematicians.

Shaped by Education, Driven by Ambition

Freya reflects on her personal growth as a student at Farnborough Hill, mentioning her musical journey, her love of running, and her pursuit of her childhood dream of working in the climate and polar science industry.

How do I Prepare my Child for Secondary School?

Mrs Emily Harrison, Head of Year 7 at Farnborough Hill, has guided countless new girls through their first few months and reflects on some of the questions that might be at the forefront of your mind right now.

Sport is More Than Just a Game

Mr Daniel Emery, Director of Sport, gives his thoughts on the role that Sport and PE plays for young people and reflects on our willingness to compete.

Be Brave, Not Perfect

Mrs Emma Judge, Director of Admissions and Marketing, reflects on the common drive for perfection amongst women and the contrary idea that excellence is a way of being and thinking.

Following Your Instinct

Mr Craig McCready, Head of Sixth Form, highlights the importance of being true to oneself and following one's instinct.

How to Ignite Passion as an Educator

Mr Alan Rees, Teacher of Physics and STEM enthusiast, perfectly reflects on the learning processes of education and offers an intriguing scientific analogy.

pupils in business

The Young Enterprise Scheme runs every year at Farnborough Hill, under the expert guidance of Business and Economics Teacher Miss Lucy Miller.  We spoke with Miss Miller and two Year 10 pupils, Eesha, Managing Director of Lazy Mountain, and Gabby, Managing Director of Aura, to learn more about the entrepreneurial scheme.

pupil writing in class

It is always the passion with which the girls engage with their topic that is the most striking, however, and it wonderful not only to see Sixth Form students picking up their Year 9 topics for further development at EPQ level but to hear of undergraduate dissertations being written on issues first considered as a project.

pupil speaking to peers

Mrs Lori Winch-Johnson, Teacher of English and Head of Learning Support, believes it is also not too far-fetched to say that effective public speeches have shaped history and have been as powerful as the sword for good or bad.