We offer all the advantages of a superb single-sex education, along with all the benefits of a fabulous co-educational campus.

We work closely with our Girls’ Senior School and Boys’ Prep School, creating opportunities for friendship and learning in a familiar, safe and supportive setting.

We are situated on one side of the girls’ buildings, surrounded by wide-open spaces, including our Forest School, Outdoor tipi classroom, sports fields and other nature spaces just waiting to be explored.

Joining our Junior School

We open our Junior School doors to over 300 girls every day, aged from four to 11.

There are two classes in each year, from Reception through to Year 6.

We welcome new students in 4+ (Reception) or 7+ (Year 3), or via an occasional place in another year group.

Our approach

We prepare our students for lives and careers which will demand a strong moral compass, resilience, empathy, the ability to create solutions and to lead. We instil a genuine love of learning within the classroom, encouraging curiosity and ambition which leads to academic excellence.

This journey of growth begins from the start of a Habs education within our Junior School, where we help our students to understand and relate to the world beyond their family and school.

We do this by celebrating our values, through our charity support, our assembly programme, form time and our tailored Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) curriculum. With a strong pastoral care programme, we discuss the importance of mental and physical health and wellbeing.

We believe in personal responsibility, learning from our mistakes and restorative justice.

Inside the classroom

We believe every girl should have the opportunity to flourish through a magical curriculum full of awe and wonder.

Mrs Claire Brown, Head Junior School

Our diverse community

Habs Girls is proud of the very wide range of cultures, backgrounds and beliefs our students represent. We believe it is valuable preparation for life and work in a diverse society and a globalised world.

We support our students to know themselves, and be themselves. We celebrate the contribution of everyone, across all races, genders, gender identities, sexual orientations, religious beliefs, cultures, social strata and disabilities.

Students from Year 1 to Year 6 are elected onto our Student Voice by their peers, representing their various views to the wider school.

Single-sex education

Whilst the Junior School girls are taught in a single-sex environment, we are fortunate to be situated on a co-educational campus, which allows for frequent collaboration with Habs’ Boys Prep School.

  • In Reception to Year 2, they enjoy some shared playtimes and activities like joint musical workshops, Forest School trips, egg hunts and teddy bears’ picnics.
  • In Year 3 to Year 6, students enjoy some shared lunch and playtimes and activities like script writing, maths workshops and the Planetarium. We also have a joint choir, Lunchtime Live performances and joint sports festivals.

The single-sex taught environment allows our students to excel in an academic environment free from gender expectations, yet it is important for the girls to be able to work alongside, and build relationships with boys.

The school day

  • 8.00am – Our playground is open and pupils are welcome to play under staff supervision
  • 8.35am – Our doors open to welcome all pupils
  • 3.30pm – The school day ends for Reception to Year 2
  • 4.00pm – The school day ends for pupils in Year 3 and above
  • 5.30pm – Our after-school care service closes

From Year 3 onwards, pupils can travel to and from school using our extensive coach service, run jointly with Habs Boys. For our youngest pupils we have a mini bus route running from north London.