Doncaster city's independent school receives top accolade

Doncaster’s growing reputation on a national level was enhanced this week when it was announced that the city’s independent school, Hill House School, has been accepted into membership of HMC (the Headmasters’ and Headmistresses’ Conference), the elite group of the world’s top 350 independent schools.

Saturday, 9th July 2022, 11:59 am

Hill House now joins schools such as Eton, Westminster and Manchester Grammar School at the forefront of British and international independent education.

Membership of HMC reflects excellence in classroom teaching, pastoral care, and extra-curricular provision.

The organisation promotes the discussion of national and international educational issues, and influences policy and public opinion with regard to the independent sector.

Hill House now joins schools such as Eton, Westminster and Manchester Grammar School

Headmaster of Hill House, David Holland, is delighted with the news, saying: “to be accepted into the very top group of independent schools worldwide is a great accolade for the school and the city, and a fabulous recognition of all the hard work that has gone into making Hill House one of the country’s top schools.

“During a rigorous inspection by HMC in May, the inspectors watched lessons, interviewed staff, governors, parents and pupils, scrutinised results and toured the school’s buildings and grounds.

"They were delighted with the school’s outstanding results, teaching, curriculum, and facilities, but most of all, they were charmed by our wonderful pupils who are such great ambassadors for our school and our area.”

In addition to the recognition this success brings to the school, it also brings significant benefits such as outstanding opportunities for staff development, as well as sport and creative arts.