We are delighted to announce that Lyonsdown School is merging with a family of highly respected local independent schools, through the Mill Hill School Foundation.
Day to day life at Lyonsdown will remain almost entirely the same; the school will continue to offer an all-girls education, on its current site, with its existing staff led by Lyonsdown’s Head, Mrs Hall. Whilst the school’s identity, ethos and strategic ambitions will all remain, Lyonsdown will now benefit significantly from being part of a larger family of schools.
“Lyonsdown is already a strong school with a proud history, healthy demand for places and an excellent reputation” says Lyonsdown’s Head, Mrs Rittu Hall. “As we enter this exciting new chapter, the governors and I are unanimously agreed that this merger will make Lyonsdown an even stronger school. With the Foundation’s support, we will be able to significantly broaden the scope of educational and enrichment opportunities that we can offer to our girls.”
Following today’s announcement, the Foundation now comprises of seven schools with over two thousand pupils https://www.millhill.org.uk/. Most of the Foundation’s schools and its 150-acre site are within just a few miles of Lyonsdown, providing easy access for our girls to the sporting and educational facilities it has to offer, including its swimming pool and Forest School. In addition, Lyonsdown girls will have an opportunity to mix with the other local schools within the Foundation by taking part in competitions and other events and activities.
Lyonsdown will continue to prepare girls to access, and thrive at, the senior school that suits her best – whether outside, or part of, the Foundation.
“We are delighted to welcome Lyonsdown into our family of schools,” says Antony Spencer, CEO of The Mill Hill School Foundation. “Our unremitting focus is to provide the best possible education for all our pupils, and this works best through an effective partnership. I look forward to seeing Lyonsdown continuing to thrive as we work together with this shared goal.”
Mrs Hall concludes: “I am excited about the possibilities the merger will bring for our girls, the school and for our staff body. The Foundation is an excellent fit for Lyonsdown and, as an educational charity, it has a very similar educational and pastoral ethos to our own. Being part of a family of schools will help enhance all aspects of our educational provision (academic, sporting, creative); whilst also enabling Lyonsdown to continue to be a happy and family focused school that inspires and enables our girls to love learning and achieve personal success.”