Howe Green House School


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  • Category: Nursery / Pre-Preparatory / Preparatory
  • Pupils: Co-Education
  • Type: Day
  • Roll: 76 (Boys) 79 (Girls)
  • Age Range: 2 - 11 years
  • Founded: 1987

General Information

Howe Green House offers a friendly, family atmosphere with small class sizes. It delivers a broad based curriculum with a creative emphasis and pupils benefit from specialist teachers in ballet, drama, music and sport. Parents are actively encouraged to be partners with the school in their children’s education.


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 Acorns Nursery as well as the Kindergarten and Reception classrooms. 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 Juniors. 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 areas – within which the school pond nestles – and play equipment such as the wooden adventure playground and the vast sandpit and climbing frame.

The historic main school building accommodates the main music room, where the children are taught by a subject specialist right from Kindergarten to Year 6. We have a substantial and well-resourced library and a large ICT suite housing 25 networked PC’s as well as 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 ‘Little Acorns’ 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 7 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 Howe Green House Orchard. A place with heavily laden apple trees, whose 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.



Open Days

All visits are welcome, please contact the school.


2017/2018. Kindergarten ( age 3-4 ): £2,645 per term. Reception, Years 1 & 2 ( age 5-7 ): £3,056 per term.Years 3-6 ( age 8-11 ): £3,789 per term.


ISI Early Years Inspection 2014

School Contact Details

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

Contact for enquiries: Mrs Jane Grace or Miss Suzy Lane, Admissions Secretaries

Howe Green House School
Great Hallingbury
Bishop's Stortford
CM22 7UF

[t]: 01279 657706
[f]: 01279 501333

Location Description

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

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