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  • Aldenham Prep School
    WD6 3AJ
  • Head: Mrs Gocher
  • T 01923 851664
  • F 01923 851605
  • E [email protected]
  • W
  • A mainstream independent school for pupils aged from 3 to 11 with a linked senior school
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Hertfordshire
  • Pupils: 160
  • Religion: Church of England
  • Fees: £10,140 - £14,571 pa
  • Open days: Virtual Open Mornings and Open Working Mornings will be in October, January and June.
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • Linked schools: Aldenham School

What says..

Nestled in a picture perfect postcard village, yet just a stone’s throw from the M25 in the grounds of Aldenham School, location is clearly a big draw for urban families who describe the setting as ‘fantastic’. Historically, the feel has been of a village school though the large new contemporary style prep and pre-prep building may put an end to that from a physical perspective. Parents are, however, as loquacious as ever about how ‘caring’ and ‘kind’ the atmosphere is from day one. Parents love the bijoux headcount too – ‘keeps the family feel,’ said one. The school has a quietly confident mixed ability (though a bit less…

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What the school says...

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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All-through school (for example 3-18 years). - An all-through school covers junior and senior education. It may start at 3 or 4, or later, and continue through to 16 or 18. Some all-through schools set exams at 11 or 13 that pupils must pass to move on.

What The Good Schools Guide says


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 Hull University (English) and a PGCE at Roehampton. Completed master's in educational leadership and innovation at Warwick in 2011. 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.’

Purposeful and business-like but with plenty of warmth and gentleness. Widely recognised as having cemented school’s reputation and brought things on academically without moving into the pressure cooker territory that some other local preps inhabit. Consistent with the Aldenham ethos,...

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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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