Our 2019 guide to Hertfordshire Prep Schools

Each of which feature in our new guide.

Beechwood Park School

Beechwood Park School is a thriving independent, co-educational day and flexi-boarding prep school in Hertfordshire for children aged 3 to 13. The main school is situated within a beautiful Georgian mansion, surrounded by 37 acres of rural parkland, located a short distance from Harpenden, St Albans and Berkhamsted.

St.Hilda’s School

St Hilda’s is a family community, providing an outstanding quality of education, a wide variety of curriculum and exceptional pastoral care to its pupils, who range from 3 – 11. Pupils thrive on a personalised curriculum, where diversity is celebrated, individuality is nurtured, good manners are fostered and achievement is encouraged at every level.

Aldwickbury School

Aldwickbury offers a high-quality education for boys within a happy, challenging, supportive and caring environment. Its’ ethos encourages the boys to have high aspirations and helps them to confidently make the transition to a wide range of senior schools.

Abbot’s Hill

Abbot’s Hill School is an independent Day School providing an all-round education for over 500 girls aged 4-16 years in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire. The school is non-selective and has been providing pastoral care on the site for over 100 years having been founded in 1912.

Saint Nicholas School

Founded in 1939, Saint Nicholas School moved to its current site in 1977 where it continues to provide an inspiring education from Hillingdon House. The school encourages students to embrace challenges, set goals and support each other to achieve them, with a theatre and sports facilities enriching learning.

Royal Masonic School

Cadogan House represents the Prep School arm of the Royal Masonic School, an all-girls school in Rickmansworth. A highly-regarded and rigorous curriculum is complemented by sporting, extra-curricular and Forest School activities, enabling girls to develop confidence, problem-solving and teamwork skills.

Duncombe School

Duncombe School is a co-educational school for children aged two to 11 in Hertford. In addition to achieving good academic results and securing scholarship places, the school enhances each student’s education and builds confidence through sport, which includes fencing, ballet and equestrian opportunities.

Bishop’s Stortford

Established in 1868, Bishop’s Stortford College is a co-educational school. Children from four to seven attend Pre-Prep before progressing to Prep from seven to 13. Inspirational staff recognise students as individuals, enabling them to pursue their interests and aim high, becoming well-rounded, happy people.


Felsted is a co-educational independent school with both day and boarding available to students. Children are encouraged to seek out and embrace opportunities with an awareness that their actions today will help them reach ambitions for tomorrow, backed up by excellent pastoral care and facilities.

St Margaret’s Prep

Co-educational for ages two to 11, St Margaret’s Prep School enjoys an attractive location in Gosfield Hall Park, near Halstead. The school prides itself on its caring environment, which gives children the confidence to succeed and play to their individual strengths, with strong academic foundations set.

St Columba’s

St Columba’s College is an independent boys school in St Albans, founded in 1939 and led by the Brothers of the Sacred Heart in 1955, the legacy of which lives on in the Catholic school today. With over 800 students, the school has a significant community spirit and places importance on children learning positive societal values, like compassion.

St Margaret’s

St Margaret’s is Hertfordshire’s oldest independent girls school, having welcomed its first students in 1749. Students join the day school at four years old, with the opportunity to board available from 13. The school is well-equipped across its 60-acre campus and girls excel with a tailored approach to learning.

Lockers Park School

An independent day and boarding school, Lockers Park School educates boys from four to 13. The school combines traditional values of respect, honesty and compassion with forward-thinking teaching approaches. Students are stretched, guiding them to achieve academic, sporting and creative success.

Edge Grove School

Edge Grove is a dynamic prep school that caters for boys and girls aged between 3 and 13 years on a day and boarding basis in the village of Aldenham in Hertfordshire.

New Hall School

New Hall School is a co-educational independent school in Chelmsford, with boarding available from seven years. The majestic Tudor school building stands at the end of a tree-lined driveway and the school embraces a holistic approach to each student’s development, supporting them academically and as individuals.

St Francis’ College


York House School


Holmwood House


Littlegarth School


Lochinver House


St Anne’s Prep

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