Polished Corners

Polished Corners charts Francis Holland School's development from the small establishment founded in 1878 to its current role as one of the leading academic girls' schools in the country. This beautifully illustrated hardback records the fascinating story behind the School's foundation, its relocation from Upper Baker Street to Ivor Place, significant events in its history, and the personalities – in particular the Headmistresses – who helped create the ethos and community we all recognise today.

This celebratory publication draws on the two valuable histories of Francis Holland School, Regent's Park already written by Enid Moberly Bell and Susan Hicklin and includes material from the School's archives. Through informative and entertaining text, beautiful imagery, newly commissioned photography and reminiscences from alumnae, former and current staff, parents and pupils, the diverse and vibrant community which makes the school the centre of excellence it is today is brought to life. Not just a celebration of the School's history, Polished Corners captures the true essence of what being a 'Polished Corner' means in the 21st century.

Published4 December 2015