Hampstead Hill School

Type Independent School
Age Range 2-11
Religion Unknown
Address St Stephen's
Pond Street
Reference Number 100073



Hampstead Hill School, located at St Stephen's Hall, Pond Street NW3 2PP, is a London-based non-selective primary school focused on preparing children for admission into competitive private day schools in London and beyond. The academically vigorous school fosters a culture that nurtures, educates, and prepares students for a promising future. It is inclusive, welcoming children with disabilities and special educational needs requirements.

The school's curriculum is designed to create lifelong, curious learners who develop critical and reflective thinking skills while focusing on understanding the world, conservation, and the ability to reason. Hampstead Hill School places particular emphasis on active reading and consistently encourages reading for pleasure and developing lifelong independent readers who are proficient and confident in this essential skill.

Key points about Hampstead Hill School are as follows:

  • Prepares students for competitive entry into private day schools.
  • Non-selective and inclusive, welcoming children with needs.
  • Admission at various entry points, including ages 2+, 3+, 4+, and 7+.
  • Average of 10–20 places become available annually at the 7+ entry point.
  • Offers both formal and non-selective primary entry points.
  • Emphasizes active reading and reading for pleasure.
  • Uses a sequential approach to developing reading skills.
  • Provides targeted support to characters who require supplementary assistance.

The school encourages parents to register as early as possible. The main entry point is in September, with offers made in the preceding January, amid opportunities for occasional places throughout the year.

General Makeup

Number of pupils
Boy/Girl ratio Boys: 61.08%
Girls: 38.92%

Year Groups

Year Number of pupils
1 Unknown
2 Unknown
3 Unknown
4 Unknown
5 Unknown
6 Unknown

Ofsted Rating Outstanding
Last Inspection Date 2018-03-14
Date Description Report
2018-02-20 Standard inspection: Standard inspection:
2014-12-02 Standard inspection: Standard inspection:
2008-11-27 Light touch inspection Light touch inspection
2005-06-06 Standard inspection Standard inspection


Age Range

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Key Stage 2 Attainment

Students Meeting expected standard

Students Meeting higher standard

GCSE Attainment

Attainment 8 score percentile

Students getting 5 or more GCSE's at grade 9-4 (A-C)