Howe Green House School


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  • Category: Nursery / Pre-Preparatory / Preparatory
  • Pupils: Co-Education
  • Type: Day
  • Roll: 68 (Boys) 65 (Girls)
  • Age Range: 2 - 11 years
  • Founded: 1987

General Information

Howe Green House School 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 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 PC’s 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.



Open Days

All visits are welcome, please contact the school.


2019/2020. Reception class: £3,290 per term, Years 1 & 2: £3,3345 per term and Years 3 – 6: £4,147 per term.

The Little Oaks Nursery: for details please visit


ISI Early Years Inspection 2014
FCI / EQI reports 2017

School Contact Details

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

Contact for enquiries: Mrs Kate Richardson or Mrs Leah Gingell, 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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School News

Howe Green House independent preparatory school Hertfordshire

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Howe Green House independent preparatory school Hertfordshire

Year 6 pupils took part in the Bikeability cycling course and assessment. This consisted of the pupils learning the sharing position, the hogging position and

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the super hogging position. The pupils also practised their looking, turning and indicating skills.

Bikeability consists of two assessment levels; to pass level 1 the pupils needed to demonstrate indicating and changing gears when appropriate and to pass level 2 they needed to be proficient at turning, sharing, hogging, super hogging, looking behind and being aware of the traffic.

The year 6 pupils would like to thank the Bikeability coaches Nathalia and Jeanette for their expert teaching.

By Caoimhe Mannion, school reporter

Howe Green House independent preparatory school Hertfordshire

On Wednesday 16th May Google visited Howe Green House Prep School pupils to deliver their ‘Be Internet Legends’ e-safety programme.

This training is to help children

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be safe and confident explorers on the online world. The Be Internet Legends code consists of 5 key areas:

– Be Internet Sharp; Think before you share

– Be Internet Alert; Check it’s for real

– Be Internet Secure; Protect your stuff

– Be Internet Kind; Respect each other

– Be Internet Brave; When in doubt discuss

The training was delivered using the Google Interland virtual world where the good characters were called Internauts and the bad characters were called Internaughties.

All of the children learnt new e-safety skills and have some fun along the way with Emojis and voting hands.

The Google e-safety instructors Jenny and Daniel presented this assembly with much enthusiasm and energy! We would like to thank them for coming to our school.

By Caoimhe Mannion, school reporter

Howe Green House independent preparatory school Hertfordshire

Sunday 17th September 2017, from 2pm – 4.30pm.

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