Mill Hill County High School

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Mill Hill County High School
MHCHS crest.jpg
Worcester Crescent

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Coordinates51°37′46″N 0°14′55″W / 51.6295°N 0.2485°W / 51.6295; -0.2485Coordinates: 51°37′46″N 0°14′55″W / 51.6295°N 0.2485°W / 51.6295; -0.2485
TypePartially selective academy
MottoAiming High
Department for Education URN137386 Tables
Chair of GovernorsMr M Dannell
HeadteacherMr Andy Stainton.
Staff150 +
Age11 to 18
HousesApollo, Gemini, Saturn, Mariner, Capricorn
Colour(s)Navy, Red          

Mill Hill County High School is a large secondary school with academy status located in Mill Hill, London, England. It was the first comprehensive school in the United Kingdom to have had a student taken on the prestigious Morehead-Cain merit scholarship program in the United States and is an official Morehead-Cain nominating school.[1] The school is particularly noted for the outstanding quality of its music although its exam results for all subjects puts it in the top 5% of state schools.


The current school was created as a merger between Moat Mount Comprehensive and Orange Hill school in Burnt Oak after the latter was closed. Orange Hill had originally been a grammar school and Moat Mount a secondary modern before the ending of the grammar school system in the Borough of Barnett in the early seventies. Moat Mount Comprehensive had a tiny sixth form in the seventies and a total school population of around 970 pupils.


It is for students aged 11 to 18. The school has 1,700 pupils as of 2009.[2] The current headteacher of the school is Andy Stainton.


The school uniform includes a striped maroon and navy blue blazer. As of 2007, students in years 7-11 wear ties of different colours in order to distinguish students in different year groups. The different colours of ties are (in no particular order): Maroon, Green, Navy Blue, Royal Blue and Silver.


At Key Stage 3 all students study[edit]

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Design and Technology
  • Modern Foreign Language*
  • Religious Education
  • ICT
  • Geography
  • History
  • Art
  • Music
  • Dance and Drama
  • Physical Education
  • Personal, Social Citizenship and Health Education

German French

Students who show linguistic ability commence a second modern foreign language or Latin in Year 8.

At Key stage 4 all students study[edit]

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • French, German or Spanish
  • Religious Education
  • PE (non exam)
  • Personal, Social, Citizenship & Health Education
  • Geography or History

Plus two subjects chosen from[edit]

  • French, German or Spanish
  • Latin
  • Business Studies
  • Art
  • Computing
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Economics
  • History
  • ICT
  • Geography
  • Music
  • Physical Education (GCSE)
  • Leisure and Tourism (OCR Nationals)
  • Childcare
  • Construction (Level 1)

Selection of GCSE option subjects takes place in Year 9 following a programme of information meetings, consultations and interviews to ensure the suitability and educational soundness of courses for individual students. The Science course leads to double GCSE certification. For English, students have the opportunity to study both English Language and English Literature to GCSE level. ICT and Religious Education can lead to a full or a half GCSE.Languages are chosen in the end of Year 8 and the head of languages is Miss Thompson.

Notable former pupils[edit]

Orange Hill Grammar School[edit]

Orange Hill Senior High School[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 15 April 2013. Retrieved 6 December 2012.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link), Morehead-Cain British Nominating Schools.
  2. ^ [1], Mill Hill County High School.
  3. ^ J Gunzi (5 May 2006). "Welcome Back, David Dein" (PDF). Head's Newsletter. Mill Hill County High School. p. 9. Retrieved 17 November 2008.

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