For a particular village school you will need to live close to that village. In the private sector you can combine closeness to school with closeness to the station.

Independent Schools

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Heath Mount

Woodhall Park, Watton at Stone, Herts SG14 3NG 01920 830230

A feeder for Haileybury (day and boarding co-ed 4-13 years). One of the oldest preparatory schools in the country, centred around an historically important georgian mansion within the Woodhall Park Estate.

Bishops Stortford College

10 Maze Green Road, Bishops Stortford, Herts CM23 2PJ 01279 838578

One of the highest rated value schools (day and boarding co-ed 4-18 years)

St. Edmunds College

Old Hall Green, Ware, Herts SG11 1DS 01920 823011

The oldest established Roman Catholic School in the country (day and boarding coed 4-18 years)


St. Ippolyts, Hitchin, Herts SG4 7JX 01462 432009

Set in King Henry Xiii’s old hunting ground, hence its name (day only, co-ed 4-13 years) 

Duncombe School

4 Warren Park Road, Bengeo, Hertford SG14 3JA 01992 414100

Situated in leafy Bengeo on the outskirts of Hertford (day only, co-ed 2-11 years)

Lockers Park

Lockers Park Lane, Hemel Hempstead, Herts HP1 1TL 01442 251712

Over 130 years old (day and boarding boys only, 5-13 years)

Edge Grove

Aldenham Village, Herts WD25 8NL 01923 855724

Only 15 miles from Central London (day and boarding co-ed, 5-13 years)

Abbot’s Hill

Bunkers Lane, Hemel Hempstead, Herts HP3 8RP 01442 240333

Day and boarding girls only, 3-16 years

St. Albans High School

Townsend Avenue, St. Alban, Herts AL1 3SJ 01727 853800

Selective day school girls only, 4-18 years

Seniors Only


Hertford, Herts SG13 7NU 01992 706200

Spectacular grounds (day and boarding coed 13-18 years)


Bookmans Park, Hatfeld, Herts AL9 6NS 01707 602500

3 miles north of the m25 (day and boarding girls only 11-18 years)

Princess Helena College

Preston, Hitchin, Herts SG4 7RT 01462 432100

Set in 183 acres (day, fexi and boarding girls only 11-18 years)