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‘Teaching is dynamic and exciting and not all done the same way here,’ says principal. ‘It’s creative because we don’t want to bore children.’ Judging by the bright-eyed, smiley and engaged students we met, this is far from the case, and parents are happy – ‘our son, a scholar, has felt stimulated and challenged,’ says one. ‘The teachers are passionate about what they do and this rubs off on the children.’...

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The exceptional pastoral care, combined with excellent academic provision makes New Hall very special. We focus on the individual, ensuring that each person fulfills his or her potential academically, creatively and socially.

A Catholic Foundation, faith lies at the heart of this foundation and remains essential to the character of the school today. A sense of responsibility and a spirit of service to others is fostered through it's award-winning and nationally recognised organisation the New Hall Voluntary Service.

New Hall operates the Diamond structure: a Co-Educational Preparatory Division (3-11), Boys Division (11-16), Girls Division (11-16) and Co-Educational Sixth Form. Girls and Boys between the ages of 11-16 are educated in a single-sex classes but with the benefit of a mixed environment.

Founded in 1642, New Hall is one of the oldest Catholic schools in England. The campus offers exceptional facilities including a beautiful Chapel, 25m 6-Lane swimming pool, a National standard running track & floodlit Astroturf, the Walkfares Performing Arts Centre, excellent boarding accommodation, and a new Technology Centre. The co-educational Preparatory Division and Pre-Reception are situated on the same 85 acre campus as the Senior School.

We pride ourselves on being a community which allows each individual to flourish and become confident and happy young adults.
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Since 2001, Katherine Jeffrey MA PGCE MA (EdMg) NPQH. Previously an RE teacher at St Mary’s School, Shaftesbury, head of RE at Woldingham School and deputy head at The Marist School, Ascot before coming to New Hall as its first ever lay principal and teacher of theology. Now the longest-serving head at the same HMC school. She is also executive head of New Hall’s Multi-Academy Trust. Awarded the Institute of Directors’ East of England Businesswoman of the Year Award, followed by a national Independent Schools Award for Outstanding Strategic Initiative and the TES Overall School of the Year. She has been a committee member of the Catholic Independent Schools’ Conference and a governor of St Mary’s School, Hampstead. She is currently a director of The Tablet, the international Catholic weekly, and a member of...

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