Abbot’s Hill School

Abbot’s Hill is a happy, dynamic and thriving school offering an all-round education for girls aged 4-16 years. Our Day Nursery & Pre-School caters for girls and boys from 6 months.

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    Abbot’s Hill School

    Our historic campus offers modern facilities in a magnificent country setting close to Kings Langley, Hemel Hempstead and the M25/M1 junctions. The school is a happy and united community in which every pupil is truly known as an individual and given the opportunity to challenge themselves, discover and develop their own unique talents. We have a strong record of academic success. Throughout the school, pupils are taught in small classes in which excellent teaching and personalised support ensure that everyone is inspired to exceed their potential and to shine.

    Category: Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior

    Pupils: Girls

    Type: Day

    Religious Affiliation: Church of England

    Roll: 20 Boys / 520 Girls

    Age Range: Girls 0-16 Years, Boys 0-4 Years

    Founded: 1912

    Location Description

    Situated in stunning parkland overlooking the Gade Valley.

    School Contact Details

    Headteacher: Mrs K Gorman, BA, MEd (Cantab)

    Contact for enquiries:Admissions enquiries: Miss A Cooper, Registrar.

    Bunkers Lane, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire

    Tel: 01442 240333



    Situated in stunning countryside overlooking the Gade Valley, Abbot’s Hill offers an outstanding and inspiring environment for teaching and learning. The brand new Day Nursery and Pre-School offers an all day and all-year-round provision in our modern, spacious nursery which has been purpose-built with the children’s learning, development and enjoyment in mind. The Prep School is housed in a series of well-maintained buildings carefully equipped with the needs and ages of the pupils. Pupils from the Prep School also have access to a range of high quality specialist facilities shared with the Senior School.

    For Senior School pupils, teaching takes place in the “Main House” – an elegant country house, the “Stable Block” and a range of purpose built modern buildings. The Main House has a light and airy Dining Room, opening out onto the lawns, which provides healthy and nutritious meals for the whole school. It is also houses a range of well-equipped classrooms, a spacious Senior School Library, ICT Suites and the school’s Medical Centre.

    The refurbished Stable Block houses our spacious, stimulating Art and Design Studios and Food Technology Centre, together with humanities teaching facilities. The Science and Technology Centre with fully-equipped laboratories is located in a purpose-built building along with a further ICT suite. Finally, our state of the art Performing Arts and Sports complex, the Dickinson Building, contains a large sports hall, theatre, dance, drama and music studios.

    With extensive grounds, Abbot’s Hill has outstanding sporting facilities including a heated swimming pool, lacrosse pitches, netball and tennis courts and a grass running track. The landscaped grounds provide opportunities for cross country running and pupils enjoy spending time outdoors whenever possible.


    Academic, Art, Music, Drama and Sport. A limited number of means-tested bursaries are also available.

    Entrance Requirements

    Nursery and Reception: No formal assessment. Entry for Years 1-6: A taster day and an assessment day. Entry for Year 7 and above: School Entrance Test and interview.



    Nursery – please visit website ( for details.

    Reception – Year 6: £3,714 – £4,683 per term. Years 7 and 8: £6,395 per term. Years 9 – 11: £6,434 per term



    All visits are welcome, please contact the school

    Whole School Open Event: Saturday 6 Mar 2021 - Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm


    Prep School Working Open Events:  Friday 12 March, 2021, 9.30am, Monday 17 May, 2021, 9.30am, and Thursday 10 June, 2021, 9.30am

    Senior School Working Open Event-  Tuesday 4 May, 2021, 9.00am

    Pre-Prep Stay and Play Events – Friday 5 February, 2021, 9.30am, Wednesday 26 May, 2021, 9.30am


    To sign up for a Virtual Your please view

    Please contact the Registrar on 01442 240333 or email for details of Open Day dates or view


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      The Governors are delighted to announce the appointment of Mrs Kathryn Gorman to the post of Head of Abbot’s Hill School, with effect from 1 January 2020. Mrs Gorman is currently Deputy Head, Curriculum at St Albans High School for Girls (STAHS). She holds a degree in English from the University of Birmingham and a...

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