The school occupies a picturesque and beautiful Grade ii listed former convent in the centre of Horbury, close to Junctions 40 and 41 of the M1. Originally founded in 1949 by the Community of St Peter’s Convent, it became part of the Silcoates School Foundation in 1993. The school retains its magnificent Chapel, which has been preserved from the days when the St Peter’s nuns occupied the building.
St Hilda’s is spacious and generously resourced school, blessed with both a good location and abundance of space. It has its own gymnasium, purpose-built children’s kitchen, well-stocked library, science/language lab, art room and an information technology room with controlled internet access. Additional facilities include an out-of-school care room, dining hall and staff facilities.
Outside, the children benefit from an all weather surface, a hard surface court area, playing fields, maintained gardens, a 0 – 3 years play area and a play area for children in Reception class and Form I.
We have the added advantage of being able to use the sporting facilities at Silcoates School, including its extensive playing fields and heated indoor swimming pool. St Hilda’s also takes advantage of Silcoates musical expertise, with pupils able to be taught an instrument of their choice by Silcoates’ staff.