St Francis’ College is an independent and wonderful day as well as a boarding school for girls that are located in the Letchworth Conservation Area in Hertfordshire that established in 1933. It is one of the Hertfordshire private schools that are located within the first of the world’s Garden city, Letchworth and managed by Letchworth Garden City Heritage Foundation. The school is situated on the loveliest road, The Broadway in Letchworth. It is spread over 3.1 hectares campus comprising of gardens, chapel, playing fields, dance studio, theatre, gym, swimming pool, tennis/Netball courts, hockey pitches, and other on-site facilities. It accommodates around 350 girls on their campus.
This is one of the best educational institutes that promote traditional, moral, spiritual values with intellectual, physical, and creative development thereby encouraging the overall growth of the student. They accommodate some pupils with SEND- Special Educational Needs or Disabilities who have mild issues in learning like dyslexia as a part of social involvement. The school has good transportation facilities with minibuses and coaches for student commuting.
How and how much?
To get admission, one has to go through an exam along with an interview.
Age Criteria-Age eligibility for girls are 3-18 years for day school and a boarding school for girls aged 10-19 years. Few boys aged 3 to 4 years are also accommodated in day school.
Fee structure (per term)
Boarding – £7,850 to £11,170Day school-£1,615 to £5,930
Academics, Sports and Arts
The school is strong in its sports, drama, and music arena. They encourage students by conducting tournaments, plays, regular concerts, and several other co-curricular activities for the overall development of the student. To state a few, they won hockey and netball tournaments, have their productions like the Maze and the Minotaur, Michael Morpurgo’s Private Peaceful, and so on, took part in events like Youth Drama festival and held concerts. In boarding school, a homely feel is maintained and regular trips are held as well.
On the academic stream, they have been in the top 100 GCSE schools. Their pass rate has been 98 percent in overall. Students who have left have settled down in top universities. They have shown an edge on a creative path along with academics.
Other than these the students have collaborated with the University of Hertfordshire on Antibiotic resistance and overcoming it globally. They participated in Birmingham’s European Microbiology Conference and Solutions towards a Sustainable World- STEM conference in Cambridge and other events to display their knowledge in the world’s development.
Their art department is excellent with fine art, photography, and fashion. They have held awesome exhibitions on these arenas and recycled fashion is brilliant.
Their motto of education is to modernize the way of learning by making it fun and blend it with computer technology. There is a continuous up-gradation with new innovative learning techniques being implementing with changing time but not loosing on traditional values. The institute keeps in touch with all of their students through their buddy system thereby maintaining long time friendships. They encourage responsibility from a young age and welcome new ideas. The teachers are very supportive of promoting them. St. Francis College is an all-round and all through school.