Aldwickbury School A GSG School
- Aldwickbury School
- Head: Mr Vernon Hales
- T 01582 713022
- F 01582 767696
- E firstname.lastname@example.org
- W www.aldwickbury.org.uk
- A mainstream independent school for boys aged from 4 to 13
- Boarding: Yes
- Local authority: Hertfordshire
- Pupils: 380
- Religion: Church of England
- Fees: Day £12,270 - £15,180 pa; Boarding + £29.90 - £36.40 per night
- Open days: Please see web site for details
- Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
- ISI report: View the ISI report
What The Good Schools Guide says..
Reception has its own safe haven outside with a small adventure playground area, plus trikes, bikes and a sand table – ‘very therapeutic if they’ve had a tricky morning in the classroom’, says head of pre-prep. School places a large emphasis on outside learning at this stage – ‘we’re not a...
What the school says...
Aldwickbury School is a vibrant and dynamic community, linking consistency and tradition with all that is best about modern educational practice. We understand how boys think, grow and learn, eventually becoming fine young men displaying a confident approach toward all that life may hold and a determination to carve out their own future.
The curriculum at Aldwickbury equips the boys with skills to succeed in future schooling and beyond. As a Christian school we pay due regard to the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of the boys. There is a daily programme of physical education and games, making full use of the extensive grounds surrounding the school.
The Pre-Prep Department is a happy, purposeful and friendly place where boys experience the joy of learning. Self expression linked to self discipline is encouraged, as well as a caring attitude and respect for others.
Our boys are polite, caring young men who enjoy being free to be boys. We are serious about the boys academic progress and they leave us able to be independent learners. From Year 6 flexible boarding is available, providing a happy and safe environment in which boarders are well cared for. ...Read more
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What The Good Schools Guide says
Since 2003 Mr Vernon Hales BEd (50s). Educated at Langley Park Grammar School and Exeter University, where his education degree majored in PE. After a year in the state system, he started his prep school career at Papplewick (‘great fun’) before heading off to New Zealand, becoming deputy head in its then largest boarding prep school. Returned as deputy head and boarding housemaster at Elstree School, then joined Aldwickbury as the school’s fourth head. Partnered through entire professional journey by wife Claire, also a trained teacher and now head of marketing at school and ‘traditional head’s spouse’. Educated his two sons, now late teens, at Aldwickbury and The Leys, where they are full boarders.
Relaxed, warm and jovial with the boys, and ‘very visible around the school’, according to parents, he...