Inspired Learning Group is delighted to welcome St. Francis’ College to the group. This now brings our growing family of schools and nurseries to a total of 19.

Set in the midst of Letchworth Garden City, St. Francis’ College is a leading girls’ day and boarding school that has been providing a first-class education for girls for over 85 years, blending traditional values and a modern vision. Catering for girls aged from 3 to 18, the school aims to provide stimulating education, based on Christian values, which enables young women to thrive in an ever-changing global environment.

St. Francis’ College has been recognised for its outstanding academic results, pastoral support and the extensive range of extracurricular activities available for students. This is exemplified by the college’s inclusion in Best Schools’ Top Independent Schools in the UK based on achievement of top grades at A’ Level. Through being part of the ILG family, St. Francis’ College will benefit from significant investment that will go towards improving the college’s facilities and professional development opportunities, to further enhance its existing high standards of teaching and learning.

Commenting on the partnership, Bronwen Goulding, Headmistress at St Francis’ College, said: “Visitors to St Francis’ College are struck by its warmth and sense of community, where the staff are committed and dedicated to the well-being and intellectual development of all our students. We are proud both of our academic achievements and our extensive extra and co-curricular programmes. We are a community not just of learners but of people who care about each other which is why, with these shared values, Inspired Learning Group is the perfect partner to build further on our rich tradition of academic and extracurricular excellence.

All of our decisions have been made with the best interests of our college community in mind, and I am excited that we are about to embark on this new chapter as part of the ILG family.”

Amit Mehta, CEO of ILG, said: “We are thrilled to be welcoming St. Francis’ College into Inspired Learning Group and very much look forward to supporting the school in providing a stimulating education that enables young women to thrive in an ever-changing global environment.

We see all the schools within our group as one extended family, allowing us to share best practice and the latest teaching techniques in order to deliver the best possible teaching and learning for all our students. St. Francis’ College is a wonderful addition to our family of schools, and we look forward to working closely with Bronwen and her dedicated team as the school enters an incredibly exciting new chapter.”

St. Francis’ College will officially become part of ILG on 12th May 2022.