Haberdashers’ Aske’s Prep and Pre-Prep A GSG School
- Haberdashers’ Aske’s Prep and Pre-Prep
- Head: Ms Mercer
- T 020 8266 1700
- F 020 8266 1800
- E email@example.com
- W www.habsboys.org.uk
- A mainstream independent school for boys aged from 5 to 11 with a linked senior school
- Boarding: No
- Local authority: Hertfordshire
- Pupils: 257
- Religion: Church of England
- Fees: £13,914 - £18,456 pa
- Open days: October, January
- Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
- ISI report: View the ISI report
- Linked schools: The Haberdashers' Aske's Boys' School
What The Good Schools Guide says..
An initiative to teach more lessons outside is currently underway. The head says, ‘Some children learn better outside the confines of a classroom. It makes them less inhibited.’ (Very Dead Poet’s Society). Academia is undoubtedly high priority at this school,...
What the school says...
The pre-prep is based at
Hazel Road, Park Street, St Albans. Hertfordshire.AL2 2AH
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What The Good Schools Guide saysAn initiative to teach more lessons outside is currently underway. The head says, ‘Some children learn better outside the confines of a classroom. It makes them less inhibited.’ (Very Dead Poet’s Society). Academia is undoubtedly high priority at this school, but one parent said she resented the word ‘hot housing’ to describe their academic ethos. ‘Don’t get me wrong, it’s not a holiday camp, but they only push children...
Since 1997, Ms Yvonne Mercer BEd Adv Dip Applied Educational Studies, who heads the prep and pre-prep. Trained as a PE teacher and then went on to become deputy head of Ashton Church of England Middle School for seven years, and continues to be a governor. It was at this school, she says, that her future was ‘implanted’.
Assertive but with a twinkle in her eye, her...