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Nestled in a picture postcard village, yet just a stone’s throw from the M25 in the grounds of Aldenham School, location is a draw especially for urban families who describe the setting as ‘fantastic’. Historically, the feel has been of a village school though the newly built teaching block gives a more contemporary vibe. Corridors, classrooms, windows – they all give a feeling of space and scale, with plenty of room to run around, though in reality these well-mannered children in their immaculate traditional blazers tend to save that for outdoors where there’s a…

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Aldenham Prep School is set in the same glorious site of over 110 acres of Hertfordshire countryside on which the senior school was established in 1597, Aldenham Prep School is dedicated to ensuring the flexibility for each boy and girl to develop their own individual abilities, whether they are academic, creative or sporting. An excellent all round education is available offering exceptional opportunities in outstanding facilities from enthusiastic, motivated and caring staff. ...Read more

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Since 2011, Vicky Gocher BA BEd MA (50s). Previously deputy head at Caterham Prep and before that taught at Downsend School, Leatherhead. Educated at Gwernyfed High School in Powys, Wales followed by University of Hull (English) and a PGCE at Roehampton. Also has masters in educational leadership and innovation (Warwick). Can’t remember a time when teaching didn’t beckon and has always been drawn to primary age – ‘I love my subject of English, but it’s much more rewarding getting to teach a bit of everything, including skills for life.’

We met her in her large but no-frills (she is not a fan of ‘over decorating walls,’ also noticeable across the rest of the school) office at the front of the school. Earnest and business-like, she is widely recognised as having...

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Aldenham Prep School provides a broad and balanced curriculum for all children. When planning, teachers set suitable learning challenges and respond to children's diverse learning needs. Teachers take account of requirements and make provision, where necessary, to support individuals or groups of children and thus enable them to participate effectively in curriculum and assessment activities. Nov 09.

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