St Hilary's Association

The St Hilary's Association (SHA) is open to any past pupil or member of staff and its main objective is to bring together those associated with St Hilary’s School.  

Our patron is the actress Ms Jenny Seagrove.  We are very proud to have such a thriving association; one reason for this may be the good friendships created during pupils' time at this school.

We warmly invite ex-pupils and their families to join the association by emailing

(It helps greatly if you can indicate the years that you attended St Hilary’s).

To keep up to date with all the latest School news, please search for St Hilary's School Trust on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @StHilarysSchool

A Brief History

In 1927 Miss Marjorie Hiorns founded St Hilary’s School as an independent co-educational preparatory school in Godalming, which later in 1966 became a charitable trust with a Board of Governors. The area now occupied by St Hilary’s is marked on maps as Kilcott and a chimney bears the date ‘1870'; but the earliest written records are 1878-84. In 1888 the home was owned by Robert Smith, whose son, George, the Corinthian footballer who played centre forward for England, needed the large field for practising. Today, sport continues to play an important part of school life and pupils enjoy it at play time and on Sports days. Many additions to the original house have followed over the years to support the learning that goes on and every year the school celebrates with a Hiorns Day along with Founder’s Prize Givings.

Memories of St Hilary's

As part of our 90th anniversary celebrations, we encouraged past pupils, parents and staff to share their memories of the school with us.  Here is a selection of what we received (please click on the following link):


Jenny-Seagrove.jpg victoriahamilton_portrait.jpg Lucy-Parham.jpg   Andrew-Haveron.jpg    
Jenny Seagrove
Victoria Hamilton
Lucy Parham
Concert Pianist
Andrew Haveron
Concert Violinist



Lucy Prebble
David Farr
Theatre Director and Writer
Camilla Harris



St Hilary’s School, Holloway Hill, Godalming, Surrey GU7 1RZ  •  Tel: 01483 416551  •  Email:
Skype: sthilarysschoolgodalming  •  Find us on Facebook •   Follow us on Twitter •   Follow us on Instagram

 © St Hilary’s School 2020    |   Sitemap    |   Privacy Policy    |   Cookie Policy    |   Site by Quantock