Howe Green House School

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    Howe Green House School

    Howe Green House School offers a friendly, family atmosphere with small class sizes. It delivers a broad based curriculum with a creative emphasis. Pupils benefit from specialist teachers in ballet, drama, music and sport.

    Category: Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory

    Pupils: Co-Education

    Type: Day

    Religious Affiliation: Non-Denominational

    Roll: 68 Boys / / 65 Girls

    Age Range: 2-11 Years

    Founded: 1987

    Location Description

    Rural, close to Hatfield Forest but just 2.5 miles from the centre of Bishop’s Stortford.

    School Contact Details

    Headteacher: Mrs Deborah J Mills, B.A. (Hons), QTS

    Contact for enquiries:Mrs Kate Richardson or Mrs Leah Gingell, Admissions Secretaries

    Great Hallingbury, Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, CM22 7UF

    Tel: 01279 657706



    From acres of playing fields to the warmth and liberating atmosphere of the Art and Design room, Howe Green House School has a rich and surprising variety of facilities, creative indoor and outdoor spaces and beautiful buildings at its disposal.

    The Lodge houses Little Oaks Nursery School. Free flow from inside to out enables the children to make the most of their spacious all weather play areas and generous gardens. The Cedar Wall building is a fabulous, purpose built, eco-classroom block designed to accommodate the Prep Department. Designed to be cool in the summer and warm in the winter, this sedum roofed and cedar clad building contrasts pleasingly with the more traditional and historic areas surrounding it. The outdoor play areas, used for playtimes, consist of both grassy, tree filled spaces, within which the school pond nestles, and play equipment such as the wooden adventure playground and the vast sandpit and pirate ship.

    The historic main school building accommodates the main music room, where the children are taught by a subject specialist right from Little Oaks Nursery to Year 6. We have a substantial and well-resourced library and a large ICT suite housing networked PCs and a bank of iPads.

    The Bayford Hall is a beautiful, vaulted, beamed building, where a myriad of activities occur. From providing the location for Celebration and Class Assemblies, through ballet, gymnastics and basketball, via lunch, orchestra and the location of our parent and toddler group. It is the central point of the school in more ways than one. It is a hive of activity at all times and has been the venue for many Christmas Fayres and quiz nights organised by the Parents and Friends of Howe Green House. A drama studio is housed above the Bayford Hall.

    Sport at Howe Green House is a vital part of school life, on the netball or tennis courts, in the Bayford Hall, or on one of three fields where the pitches and athletics areas are located. The largest of these fields is a spacious seven acres ground.

    Sometimes it is the most unusual spaces which demonstrate the strongest elements of life at Howe Green House School. Two of these are the Wilderness Space, a nature area equipped with rustic seating areas and wild plants and mini-beasts to discover and study and the orchard, where fruit is collected by the children and transformed into apple juice which is sold to raise money for charity.



    Entrance Requirements

    Assessment and interview for children entering the school between Years 3-6.


    From 2022/2023

    Reception class: £3,538 per term

    Years 1 & 2: £3,687 per term

    Years 3 – 6: £4,636 per term

    The Little Oaks Nursery school fee structure is now based on the number of sessions per week that a parent wishes to choose.  For details please view




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    All visits are welcome, please contact the school

    Open Morning: Friday 30 Sep 2022 - Time: 9:30 am - 11:30 am

    Open Morning: Please contact the school to arrange your visit or REGISTER your interest

    We have put together some useful little gems of information here that will help you to gain a good sensation of the ‘flavour’ of our wonderful school; through the videos of the staff and children, the interactive map that guides you around our beautiful site, and within our FAQ section, where (hopefully!) all your questions will be answered.

    If you like what you see, and feel that you would like to know more, or perhaps would like to arrange a meeting with the Headmistress Mrs Mills, or with Julie the leader of Little Oaks Nursery, please do not hesitate to contact Kate or Leah who deal with admissions queries on or telephoning on 01279 657706 – or simply click here to register your interest and they will get back to you swiftly!

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