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  • Haberdashers’ Aske’s Junior School for Girls
    Aldenham Road
    WD6 3BT
  • Head: Ms Laura Flynn
  • T 020 8266 2400
  • F 020 8266 2403
  • E [email protected]
  • W
  • A mainstream independent school for girls aged from 4 to 11 with a linked senior school
  • Read about the best schools in East Hertfordshire and West Hertfordshire
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Hertfordshire
  • Pupils: 328
  • Religion: Christian
  • Fees: £20,310 - £23,745 pa
  • Open days: We encourage anyone interested in joining Habs to visit us during one of our School in Action mornings prior to registration. At each 4+, 7+ and 11+ School in Action Morning you will be offered a tour of the school by our existing pupils
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • Linked schools: Haberdashers’ Girls’ School

What says..

Readers sceptical that such an academically successful school can also be fun should think again. Habs girls are down to earth, noisy and animated and clearly love every minute of the school day. Although many parents naturally reassess whether to move on to the senior school at 11+ or look elsewhere, they uniformly give a clear message that their daughters would never speak to them again if they were moved. Overall, a best in class girls’ prep and first step on the ladder to reaping…

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What The Good Schools Guide says

Executive head of junior school

Since April 2021, Laura Flynn, previously acting head and deputy head (academic). Educated at Haberdashers’ Monmouth School for Girls. BSc in psychology from Southampton, PGCE from Canterbury Christ Church.


Two reception classes. Selection is a careful process and girls have to demonstrate their ‘Habs-ability’ to win one of the most coveted school places in the area, if not the country. Girls are observed and chatted to within small groups with similar birth dates. Of some 250 who apply for around 40 places, the parents of about 80 will be invited to meet senior staff to talk about their daughters and why they might suit the school.

School is looking primarily for ‘personality, teachability and sociability,’ as well as ‘some evidence that the girl is more advanced than usual'...

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