Aldenham School A GSG School
- Aldenham School
- Head: James Fowler
- T 01923 858122
- F 01923 854410
- E firstname.lastname@example.org
- W www.aldenham.com
- A mainstream independent school for pupils aged from 11 to 18 with a linked junior school
- Boarding: Yes
- Local authority: Hertfordshire
- Pupils: 565
- Religion: Church of England
- Fees: Day: £15,291 - £21,414; Boarding: £21,099 - £31,386 pa
- Open days: June & October
- Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
- ISI report: View the ISI report
- Linked schools: Aldenham Preparatory School
What The Good Schools Guide says..
Perhaps not a destination for the single minded scholar, although pupils say they are strongly encouraged to hit their own personal best, ‘the natural spread of ability makes for breadth and roundedness,’ according to head. Although those bright enough to......
What the school says...
Established over 400 years ago, Aldenham School still occupies the same site of more than 110 acres of beautiful Hertfordshire countryside. Aldenham offers uninterrupted co-education for 3-18 year olds. Boarders (from age 11) and day pupils benefit from individual attention in small classes, with a personal tutor for each pupil.
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2016 Good Schools Guide Awards
- Best performance by Boys taking History at an English Independent School (Cambridge Int Certificate Level 1/Level 2)
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What The Good Schools Guide saysPerhaps not a destination for the single minded scholar, although pupils say they are strongly encouraged to hit their own personal best, ‘the natural spread of ability makes for breadth and roundedness,’ according to head. Although those bright enough to...
Since 2006, Mr James Fowler MA PGCE (50s). Educated at Merchant Taylors’ School, Northwood and New College, Oxford where he was a choral scholar. Previously head of sixth form at Brentwood School and deputy head at Highgate. Permeates every facet of school with his relaxed charisma and understanding of what makes parents and pupils tick. Unusually, interviews every candidate with their parents before admission. Is he interviewing the parents as well as the child, we asked? ‘Of course,’ he says. ‘I spend a lot of time helping people understand what we are and are not.’ And...
Special Education Needs
We have an extremely good SEN Department. However, pupils do need to be able to cope in the normal classroom situation; they are not taught separately, but have extra individual tuition as and when necessary with qualified SEN teachers. Study skills support is provided in small groups. 10-09
|Condition||Provision for in school|
|ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder||Y|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders||Y|
|CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia|
|English as an additional language (EAL)|
|Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory|
|Has SEN unit or class||Y|
|HI - Hearing Impairment|
|MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty|
|MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment|
|Natspec Specialist Colleges|
|OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability|
|Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty|
|PD - Physical Disability|
|PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty|
|SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health|
|SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication|
|SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty|
|Special facilities for Visually Impaired|
|SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty|
|VI - Visual Impairment|