Abberley Hall

We are a long-established and thriving country prep school offering an outstanding, broad education to boys and girls from the age of two to thirteen.  We enjoy an inspiring rural setting with extensive grounds and beautiful buildings of special historic importance.

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    Abberley Hall

    Ultimately, we provide each and every child with the best possible start in life.  Abberley pupils enjoy a magical childhood and grow towards becoming likeable, confident and rounded individuals with a zest for life.  We believe that childhood is precious and that children shouldn’t grow up too soon.

    Category: Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory

    Pupils: Co-Education

    Type: Day & Boarding

    Religious Affiliation: Christian

    Roll: 83 Boys / 79 Girls

    Day pupils: 99

    Boarder Number: 58

    Age Range: 2-13 Years

    Founded: 1916

    Location Description

    Abberley Hall is very lucky to have grounds of over ninety acres, much of which is natural, wild woodland, in rural Worcestershire.

    School Contact Details

    Headteacher: Mr Jonnie Besley

    Contact for enquiries:Victoria Heath, Registrar

    Worcester, Worcestershire

    Tel: General Enquiries: 01299 896275 Admissions: 01299 891814



    We have incredible facilities including 90 acres of outdoor space, with cricket nets, sports pitches, newly refurbished all weather sports pitch, swimming pool, indoor gym, shooting range, tennis courts, ricochet court, outdoor activity play areas, treehouse classroom, outdoor education areas with firepits, pizza oven and trail.  There are also riding stables, equestrian all weather arena and a large chicken coop.

    Indoor classrooms include IT suites, science labs, Language Centre, Learning Support Department, Design and Technology classroom and Workshop, extensive Art and Ceramic studios, libraries around the school, a large theatre and chapel.

    There are separate Nursery facilities and play areas.

    We welcome full, weekly and part-time boarders as well as day children who are able to benefit from flexible wrap-around care in the mornings and evenings.


    Last year our Top Year pupils were offered 48 scholarships and exhibitions across all disciplines to their chosen secondary schools.

    Entrance Requirements

    We are a non-selective school and ask pupils to come in to meet with us as a starting point.



    Day fees. Reception – Year 9: £9570 – £20,370 per annum.

    Boarding fees. £25,575 per annum.


    Tatler 2020 Guide

    Featured in the Good Schools Guide



    All visits are welcome, please contact the school

    We are delighted to be able to welcome families back to visit Abberley. You will be able to tour the school, meet the Headmaster and many other members of staff and find out what makes the Abberley Adventure so exciting.

    For details, please contact or tel 01299 891814.


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