The Henrietta Barnett School is a voluntary-aided grammar school for girls in Hampstead Garden Suburb in London. The Good Schools Guide called the school "One of the top academic state schools in the country, providing a gentle, inspiring education in a wonderful setting for very clever girls.
The school's origins lie in the desire of Henrietta Barnett to improve girls' education, which in her time, was at a low level. She believed in a society where poor girls had access to the same levels of education as those girls in more privileged sections of society. Indeed when the school was founded, the now affluent Hampstead Garden Suburb was built for poor families to live in, and it was Dame Henrietta Barnett's wish to educate girls based on their natural ability, not their financial background.
In September 2007, the school opened a new multi-gym containing a variety of different exercise machines as well as a dance studio. In addition, the Southway hut was converted into the Acorn Cafe and a new PSHE hut was placed.
The school was recently awarded Music Specialist Status due to its outstanding music department, and now is officially a Music Specialist Status College with English as a secondary subject.
At the School Gates: Henrietta Barnett School; Every Week in This Column, Schools Expert LISA FREEDMAN Finds out What's for Sale in London's Best School Catchment Areas
Mar 04, 2007; Byline: LISA FREEDMAN In 1905, social reformer Dame Henrietta Barnett founded Hampstead Garden Suburb, a model housing estate in...
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