St Joseph’s in the Park

St Joseph’s In The Park moved to its unique and beautiful setting in Hertingfordbury Park on the edge of the market town of Hertford in 1949.  As a co-educational prep school, we offer a broad curriculum as well as exciting opportunities to develop a life-long joy of learning for children between the ages of 3 and 11.

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    St Joseph’s in the Park

    We provide a strong academic foundation and the children benefit from specialist teachers in Science, French, Art, Music, Speech and Drama and Ballet. However, we also understand that children need to acquire other qualities and values to truly flourish and actively encourage those skills that will support children through a lifetime of learning.

    We think of St Joseph’s In The Park as a family school and it matters to us that our parents and children feel this too.

    Category: Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory

    Pupils: Co-Education

    Type: Day

    Roll: 77 Boys / / 71 Girls

    Age Range: 3-11 Years

    Founded: 1898

    Location Description

    10 acres of beautiful parkland only 1.5 miles from Hertford.

    School Contact Details

    Headteacher: Mr Douglas Brown

    Contact for enquiries:Mrs Sally Warren, Registrar

    St Mary's Lane, Hertingfordbury, Hertford, Hertfordshire, SG14 2LX

    Tel: 01992 513810



    Our Nursery offers sessional day care for children from the start of the term in which they become 3 years old, wrap around care facilities (Breakfast and After School) from 7.30am until 6.00pm, an exciting range of extra-curricular activities including speech and drama, chess, skiing, tennis ballet and photography. We have a large private car park; extensive grounds and heated outdoor pool open in the Spring/Summer term. Recent building development has meant that we now have excellent music facilities and designated Science, Art/Design and Computing Rooms.


    2019/2020. Per term.

    Kindergarten: minimum 5 Sessions, £1,944. Nursery: minimum 7 Sessions, £2,580. Pre School (Full time): 10 sessions, £3,114. Fees are pro-rata for more or fewer sessions.

    Infants (Reception to Year 2): £4,100. Lower Juniors (Years 3 to 4): £4,263. Upper Juniors (Years 5 to 6): £4,287. Woodlands Department of Learning (Years 3 to 6): £5,717.

    All fees are inclusive of books, stationery & lunches. There is a 5% discount on fees for siblings.

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    All visits are welcome, please contact the school

    2020. Working Open Days are held regularly throughout the year. These are usually on the first Wednesday of each month but please see our website for full details. You are welcome to visit at any time and to book a tour by contacting our Registrar, Mrs Sally Warren on 01992 513810 or email: