Timeline Stories

New Classrooms

25th June 2024

In 2023, TaskSpace designed and delivered three unique classrooms by reconfiguring the old spaces to create optimised learning environments for pupils. Creative bench seating was introduced in the science lab, in a funky molecular style, while maintaining all the practical facilities in their existing locations to minimise cost and complexity of the project. Within the…

The Food Studio

25th June 2024

On the 10th July 2017, work began on the new Food Studio; a dedicated space to enable the girls to fully embrace the food technology curriculum and to learn invaluable life skills. Tons of earth and London clay were excavated in order to create a room which would exist below the level of the existing…

New Building

25th June 2024

In the early 1990s, the Governors announced exciting plans to move the school to a new building further down Eton Avenue. The staff were involved in the planning and development of ideas for the new building and in 1994 the whole school attended a ceremony for the laying of the foundation stone. A time capsule…

New Beginnings

25th June 2024

Sarum Hall girls have always participated in sports activities, opportunities that were not available at all girls’ schools in the first half of the 20th century. The original school had a gymnasium and organised annual sports days at Hampstead Heath Extension. In those days the prizes were real silver and consisted of items such as cups,…

War and Evacuation

25th June 2024

In 1939, at the outbreak of war, the school was evacuated to Whatcombe House in Dorset. Unfortunately the evacuation was unsuccessful, only lasting about one term. The conditions, including cooking facilities, were far from ideal and the bombing in the Hampstead area of London was not as bad as expected, so many parents wanted their…

Revolutionary and Traditional

25th June 2024

When the school first opened the girls were delighted to find a modern, even revolutionary, style of uniform. Most girls’ schools at that time had the typical ‘gym’ tunic. Sarum Hall School girls, however, had pleated kilts and warm jumpers in the winter and pretty cotton dresses in various shades of green during the summer…

Founded in 1929

25th June 2024

Sarum Hall School was founded in September 1929 at 51 Eton Avenue, Belsize Park by Miss Violet E Webb, the first Headmistress. Miss Webb had been a pupil at the Godolphin School in Salisbury and named Sarum Hall School after that town – Sarum is the Roman name for Salisbury. The first term began with…

“Why did we choose Sarum Hall? Its reputation and our observations on the school’s value system and pastoral care, and how they raise the girls in addition to educating them. Also their commitment to music, the arts and extra-curricular activities.”

Sarum Hall School parent

“I think she is being extremely well taught in a very nurturing environment.”

 

Sarum Hall parent

“My daughter is happy and enjoys her school experience immensely. She often surprises us with the breadth of her knowledge.”

Sarum Hall parent

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