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: £3,863 – £4,870 per term.

    Years 7 and 8: £6,651 per term.

    Years 9 – 11: £6,691 per term



    All visits are welcome, please contact the school

    Whole School Open Afternoon: Saturday 25 Sep 2021 - Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    To Register for an Open Event please visit

    To sign up for a Virtual Tour please visit

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


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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...

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    • 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...

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    • 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...

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      We are thrilled with the outcome of our inspection by the Independent Schools Inspectorate service this March. Abbot’s Hill received...

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