St. Hilda's is an independent preparatory school for girls aged 4 -11. There is also a nursery for boys and girls aged 2-4 (see Bluebird Nursery link).
It has at its centre a beautiful Victorian house, once the home of an artist who came to Bushey to study with the famous painter, Hubert Von Herkomer. The function of the building was transformed when Violet Curry brought her girls' school to its present site in 1928.
The founder of the school, Violet Curry, named the school after St Hilda of Whitby, the Medieval Abbess of Whitby Abbey. St. Hilda believed everyone possessed talents which would blossom if given the right encouragement. Violet Curry also had a passion for advancing the education of girls, a philosophy we still celebrate and promote today.
The school has been tastefully extended over the years and now boasts a covered heated swimming pool, a tennis court, well appointed modern classrooms, specialist teaching rooms, a purpose built sports hall ( see link ), a delightful inner courtyard, an extensive garden and our own secret nature reserve. Bluebird Nursery is housed in a purpose built, self contained unit.
St. Hilda's is located in Bushey , a small village nestled in the greenbelt on the outskirts of North London, easily accessible by car and public transport.
A website cannot show the friendly atmosphere, enthusiasm and high standards of work produced by our pupils. Visit us for a personal tour of the school and meet the staff and pupils who will be delighted to show you our lovely school.