Abbot’s Hill School
Abbot’s Hill is a 4 – 16 girls’ school with a unique personality. Founded over 100 years ago to ‘educate young women of character’; this is an inclusive school which celebrates diversity, develops kind, resilient and discerning pupils and is ambitious for everyone in our community.
The school places great value on the development of the individual. Pupils leave as confident, compassionate citizens who will go on to make significant and lasting contributions to others throughout their lives.
Category: Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior
Religious Affiliation: Church of England
Day pupils: 482
Age Range: Girls 0-16 Years, Boys 0-4 Years
Situated in stunning parkland overlooking the Gade Valley in Hertfordshire.
School Contact Details
Headteacher: Mrs K Gorman, BA, MEd (Cantab)
Bunkers Lane, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Tel: 01442 240333
Situated in 76 acres of stunning parkland overlooking the Gade Valley, Abbot’s Hill offers an outstanding and inspiring environment for teaching and learning with accommodation and facilities continually being developed and upgraded.
The Day Nursery and Pre-School offers year round provision in a modern, spacious and innovative extension to the historic Pump House and provides free-flow access to outside learning areas.
The Prep School is housed in a series of well-maintained buildings carefully equipped with the needs and ages of the pupils in mind. Additionally pupils in the Prep School have access to high quality specialist facilities shared with the Senior School. At Abbot’s Hill, we are committed to maintaining a dynamic, technological environment that will enhance learning, communication and relationships.
For Senior School pupils, teaching takes place in the Main House, the Stable Block, the Davidson Building and a range of purpose built modern buildings. The Main House has a well-appointed dining room, opening out onto the lawns, which provides healthy and nutritious meals for the whole School. It is also has a range of well-equipped classrooms, the spacious Senior School Library, one of our four ICT suites and the School’s Medical Centre.
The recently 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. Technology is used to facilitate independent, personalised and collaborative learning.
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 the Swimming Pool, Lacrosse Pitches, Netball and Tennis Courts, an Outdoor Gym and a grass Running Track. The landscaped grounds provide opportunities for cross country running and pupils enjoy spending time outdoors whenever possible.
Scholarships available :- Academic, Art, Drama, Music and Sports.
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 (www.abbotshill.herts.sch.uk/nursery) for details.
Reception – Year 6: £3,863 – £4,870 per term.
Years 7 and 8: £6,651 per term.
Years 9 – 11: £6,691 per term
For full details please visit FEES
Girls School Association
All visits are welcome, please contact the school
Prep School Open Morning (including Nursery): Friday 24 Sep 2021 -
Whole School Open Afternoon: Saturday 25 Sep 2021 - Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Prep School Working Open Event: Tuesday 9 Nov 2021 -
Senior School Working Open Event: Friday 12 Nov 2021 -
To Register for any of the above, please visit www.abbotshill.herts.sch.uk/admissions/open-days
To sign up for a Virtual Tour please visit www.abbotshill.herts.sch.uk/virtual-tour/
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New Pre-School classroom for September...
We are very pleased to announce the launch of a Pre-School class from September 2021. Our Nursery and Pre-School provide a secure and relaxed environment in which children begin their school life. Alongside our outstanding co-ed Day Nursery, our new Pre-School class will provide the foundation for your daughter’s future learning. Just as in the...Read more
Prestigious Good Schools Guide review for...
“Teachers, full of enthusiasm for their subjects, deliver pacey lessons, helping each individual pupil achieve their very best. Dedication is not in doubt.” – Good Schools Guide We are delighted to announce that in November 2020, Abbot’s Hill School was reviewed by the Good Schools Guide which is renowned for its impartial, unbiased reviews...Read more
New Head appointed for Abbot’s...
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...Read more
Abbot’s Hill Nursery named in...
Abbot’s Hill Nursery are delighted to have been named as one of the Top 20 Nurseries in the East of...Read more
Abbot’s Hill School delighted with...
We are thrilled with the outcome of our inspection by the Independent Schools Inspectorate service this March. Abbot’s Hill received...Read more