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The School

Pursuing Academic Excellence

Our high standards of teaching, our broad and balanced academic curriculum and our extensive learning opportunities inspire every young woman to raise her expectations and to be ambitious in exceeding her potential.

We foster a passion for learning from the moment students start school to the moment they leave. Our curriculum enables every student to acquire the knowledge, skills and personal qualities needed to open doors to life-long opportunities and to progress to both University and work beyond.

Younger students follow a core curriculum of English, Maths, Science, Humanities subjects (taught as discrete subjects), Languages, Design Technology, Sport and P.E and Arts, including Performing Arts (taught discretely). Our intensive Accelerated Reading and Literacy Programme ensures that all girls, no matter what their ability, develop a love of literature from the beginning of their academic journey at Hornsey.

All students study core and foundation subjects at GCSE, each student being guided onto an appropriate curriculum pathway which enables her to receive the individual support and challenge to be successful. We have high expectations of our students and ensure intellectual and academic rigour at every level, including an A level programme for students of high aptitude in years 10 and 11 in readiness for the next stage of work or learning. 

The Department for Education Performance Table