Independent schools in Hertfordshire

Discover independent schools in Hertfordshire – nursery, pre-prep, prep and senior – around St Albans, Harpenden, Hemel Hempstead, Rickmansworth, Ware, Berkhamsted and Bushey.

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Pre-Prep and Prep schools in Hertfordshire

Entry to pre-prep is normally in the year a child reaches age 5 but some schools offer a nursery provision for the early years as well. Prep schools start at age 8 and go through until transition to senior school at either 11 or 13 years. Some schools offer every stage from pre-prep, prep and senior providing a single school foundation for a child.

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Abbot's Hill School
  • Day
  • Girls
  • Pre-Prep & Prep + Senior

    400 to 700 pupils

    Aldenham School
  • Day
  • Boarding
  • Coed
  • Pre-Prep & Prep + Senior

    700 to 1,000 pupils

    Aldwickbury School
  • Day
  • Boarding
  • Boys
  • Pre-Prep & Prep

    200 to 400 pupils

    Beechwood Park
  • Day
  • Boarding
  • Coed
  • Pre-Prep & Prep

    400 to 700 pupils

    Berkhamsted School
  • Day
  • Boarding
  • Coed
  • Pre-Prep & Prep + Senior

    1,000+ pupils

    Bishop's Stortford College
  • Day
  • Boarding
  • Coed
  • Pre-Prep & Prep + Senior

    1,000+ pupils

    Charlotte House Preparatory School for Girls
  • Day
  • Girls
  • Pre-Prep & Prep

    100 to 200 pupils

    Duncombe School
  • Day
  • Coed
  • Pre-Prep & Prep

    200 to 400 pupils

    Edge Grove
  • Day
  • Boarding
  • Coed
  • Pre-Prep & Prep

    400 to 700 pupils

    Haberdashers' Boys' School
  • Day
  • Boys
  • Pre-Prep & Prep + Senior

    1,000+ pupils

    Haberdashers' Girls' School
  • Day
  • Girls
  • Pre-Prep & Prep + Senior

    1,000+ pupils

    Heath Mount School
  • Day
  • Boarding
  • Coed
  • Pre-Prep & Prep

    400 to 700 pupils

    Immanuel College
  • Day
  • Coed
  • Pre-Prep & Prep + Senior

    400 to 700 pupils

    Kingshott School
  • Day
  • Coed
  • Pre-Prep & Prep

    200 to 400 pupils

    Lochinver House School
  • Day
  • Boys
  • Pre-Prep & Prep

    200 to 400 pupils

    Lockers Park School
  • Day
  • Boarding
  • Boys
  • Pre-Prep & Prep

    100 to 200 pupils

    Lyonsdown School
  • Day
  • Girls
  • Pre-Prep & Prep

    100 to 200 pupils

    Manor Lodge School
  • Day
  • Coed
  • Pre-Prep & Prep

    400 to 700 pupils

    Merchant Taylors' Prep School
  • Day
  • Boys
  • Pre-Prep & Prep

    200 to 400 pupils

    Sherrardswood School
  • Day
  • Coed
  • Pre-Prep & Prep + Senior

    400 to 700 pupils

    St Albans High School for Girls
  • Day
  • Girls
  • Pre-Prep & Prep + Senior

    1,000+ pupils

    St Christopher School
  • Day
  • Boarding
  • Coed
  • Pre-Prep & Prep + Senior

    400 to 700 pupils

    St Columba's College
  • Day
  • Coed
  • Pre-Prep & Prep + Senior

    700 to 1,000 pupils

    St Edmund's College
  • Day
  • Boarding
  • Coed
  • Pre-Prep & Prep + Senior

    700 to 1,000 pupils

    St Francis' College
  • Day
  • Boarding
  • Girls
  • Pre-Prep & Prep + Senior

    200 to 400 pupils

    St Hilda's School
  • Day
  • Girls
  • Pre-Prep & Prep

    100 to 200 pupils

    St Joseph's In The Park
  • Day
  • Coed
  • Pre-Prep & Prep

    100 to 200 pupils

    St Margaret's School
  • Day
  • Boarding
  • Coed
  • Pre-Prep & Prep + Senior

    400 to 700 pupils

    Stormont School
  • Day
  • Girls
  • Pre-Prep & Prep

    100 to 200 pupils

    The King's School, Harpenden
  • Day
  • Coed
  • Pre-Prep & Prep + Senior

    100 to 200 pupils

    The Royal Masonic School For Girls
  • Day
  • Boarding
  • Girls
  • Pre-Prep & Prep + Senior

    700 to 1,000 pupils

    Tring Park School for the Performing Arts
  • Day
  • Boarding
  • Coed
  • Prep + Senior

    200 to 400 pupils

    Westbrook Hay Prep School
  • Day
  • Coed
  • Pre-Prep & Prep

    200 to 400 pupils

    York House School
  • Day
  • Coed
  • Pre-Prep & Prep

    200 to 400 pupils

    Senior schools in Hertfordshire

    Entry to senior school is normally at age 11 or 13. Some senior schools also offer a pre-prep and prep, providing a single foundation for a child without the need to change schools.

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    Abbot's Hill School
  • Day
  • Girls
  • Senior + Pre-Prep & Prep

    400 to 700 pupils

    Aldenham School
  • Day
  • Boarding
  • Coed
  • Senior + Pre-Prep & Prep

    700 to 1,000 pupils

    Berkhamsted School
  • Day
  • Boarding
  • Coed
  • Senior + Pre-Prep & Prep

    1,000+ pupils

    Bishop's Stortford College
  • Day
  • Boarding
  • Coed
  • Senior + Pre-Prep & Prep

    1,000+ pupils

    Haberdashers' Boys' School
  • Day
  • Boys
  • Senior + Pre-Prep & Prep

    1,000+ pupils

    Haberdashers' Girls' School
  • Day
  • Girls
  • Senior + Pre-Prep & Prep

    1,000+ pupils

    Haileybury
  • Day
  • Boarding
  • Coed
  • Senior

    700 to 1,000 pupils

    Immanuel College
  • Day
  • Coed
  • Senior + Pre-Prep & Prep

    400 to 700 pupils

    Mount House School
  • Day
  • Coed
  • Senior

    200 to 400 pupils

    Queenswood
  • Day
  • Boarding
  • Girls
  • Senior

    400 to 700 pupils

    Sherrardswood School
  • Day
  • Coed
  • Senior + Pre-Prep & Prep

    400 to 700 pupils

    St Albans High School for Girls
  • Day
  • Girls
  • Senior + Pre-Prep & Prep

    1,000+ pupils

    St Albans School
  • Day
  • Boys
  • Senior

    700 to 1,000 pupils

    St Christopher School
  • Day
  • Boarding
  • Coed
  • Senior + Pre-Prep & Prep

    400 to 700 pupils

    St Columba's College
  • Day
  • Coed
  • Senior + Pre-Prep & Prep

    700 to 1,000 pupils

    St Edmund's College
  • Day
  • Boarding
  • Coed
  • Senior + Pre-Prep & Prep

    700 to 1,000 pupils

    St Francis' College
  • Day
  • Boarding
  • Girls
  • Senior + Pre-Prep & Prep

    200 to 400 pupils

    St Margaret's School
  • Day
  • Boarding
  • Coed
  • Senior + Pre-Prep & Prep

    400 to 700 pupils

    The King's School, Harpenden
  • Day
  • Coed
  • Senior + Pre-Prep & Prep

    100 to 200 pupils

    The Purcell School
  • Day
  • Boarding
  • Coed
  • Senior

    100 to 200 pupils

    The Royal Masonic School For Girls
  • Day
  • Boarding
  • Girls
  • Senior + Pre-Prep & Prep

    700 to 1,000 pupils

    Tring Park School for the Performing Arts
  • Day
  • Boarding
  • Coed
  • Senior + Prep

    200 to 400 pupils