Mill Hill School is a coeducational independent day and boarding school in Mill Hill, London. If you are looking for best private schools in London, this one is worth considering! A member of the HMC, it is one of a handful of independent boarding schools in London. The site was once the estate of Ridgeway House, significant in the history of British botany, as the former home of botanist and avid gardener Peter Collinson.
This year, our 108 A level candidates performed extremely well, in line with the pattern of very good grades which has been established at Mill Hill. Our average pass rates over the last three years are 45% A*/A, 73% A*-B and 92% A*-C. The mean UCAS points score over the same period has been 348 per candidate, which equates approximately to ABB at A level plus an additional C at AS level.
In 2012, 25 pupils achieved A level grades of AAA or better. The highest performing candidate attained five A* grades, while five scored 3 A* and 1 A each. One in nine pupils achieved two or more A* grades. In addition to the broad range of subjects we offer, a number of pupils completed an Extended Project Qualification, with 75% receiving the top grade of A*.
The School saw its largest group of pupils for 20 years take up places at Oxford and Cambridge, in Mathematics, Chemistry, Natural Sciences, Philosophy and Computing, Fine Art and Music. One pupil was also successful in gaining a Choral Scholarship to his Cambridge college. Almost all our 2012 leavers secured their university places, either for 2012 or after a Gap Year in 2013, with a high proportion going on to are elite Russell Group and top twenty universities.
The AS level performances represent a School record, with 60.7% of exams being graded A or B. Almost a quarter of the cohort achieved three A grades or better. Two pupils attained five A grades, and one attained four A grades and one B grade.
The GCSE results, from a cohort of 123 candidates, form another School record, with the A*/A pass rate rising to 60.5%. This is all the more impressive as it came in the year that saw the first national decline in GCSE grades since the launch of the qualification in the late 1980s. One third of the Mill Hill cohort achieved eight A*/A grades or better, with over one in ten pupils receiving six or more A* grades.
Rolling or fixed admission date? Rolling
Cost of tuition
7 days boarding: GBP 29 835
Famous People Who Attended This School
- Alisha Bennett
- Michael Bishop
- Jasper Britton
- David Buck
- Richard Burns, poet
- Francis Cammaerts
- James Challis, astronomer
- Ernest Cook, English philanthropist and businessman (grandson of Thomas Cook)
- Frank Cook, joint owner of Thos. Cook & Sons, world's largest travel agency (eldest grandson of Thomas Cook)
- Chris Corner
- Francis Crick, A sculpted bust of Francis Crick by John Sherrill Houser,
which incorporates a single 'Golden' Helix, was cast in bronze in the
artist's studio in New Mexico, US. The bronze was first displayed at the
Francis Crick Memorial Conference (on Consciousness) at the University
of Cambridge's Churchill College
on 7 July 2012; it was bought by Mill Hill School in May 2013, and was
displayed at their inaugural Crick Dinner on 8 June 2013.
- Richard Dimbleby, broadcaster
- John Richard Easonsmith
- Sir Norman Hartnell, fashion designer
- Francis Heron, England footballer and FA Cup winner
- Hubert Heron, England footballer and FA Cup winner
- Peter Youngblood Hills, actor
- Stanislav Ianevski
- Chaz Jankel
- Simon Jenkins
- Keith Levene, musician, Public Image Limited
- Nick Leslau
- Bob Marshall-Andrews
- Harry Melling, actor
- Thanos Papalexis
- Adam Rossington, Middlesex cricketer
- Vir Sanghvi
- Ernest Satow
- Henry Shaw, botanist
- Roger Spong, international rugby union footballer, England and Great Britain
- Mitchell Symons
- Sir Denis Thatcher
- David Tinker
- Roger Toulson, Justice of the Supreme Court
- Patrick Troughton, actor
- Austin Vince, long distance adventure motorcyclist