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Aldwickbury School

Wheathampstead Road, Harpenden, Hertfordshire, England AL5 1AD

Private School (Fee Paying) Boys 4 - 13 Years Day & Boarding (Flexi, Full, Weekly)


Aldwickbury Pre-Prep and Prep School
Aldwickbury School Innovative Exciting Curriculum
Aldwickbury School Outdoor Learning Opportunities
Aldwickbury School Dedicated Specialist Staff
Aldwickbury School Small Class Sizes
Aldwickbury School Rich Co-Curricular Programme
Aldwickbury School Broad Curriculum
Aldwickbury School Supportive Happy Environment
Aldwickbury School Finding Every Boys Talents
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Paul Symes

I am delighted to welcome you to our website, which I trust will provide you with a valuable source of information, bring to your attention the extensive and varied curriculum on offer and most notably, give you a real taste of life at Aldwickbury.

It is a great privilege to lead such an outstanding school alongside a team of highly skilled staff who work together to deliver an education that respects tradition whilst being forward-thinking in its approach. As a school, we place great emphasis on values that prepare the boys for the wider world.

At the heart of the Aldwickbury community lies our belief that pastoral care should form the bedrock for academic success. Every boy is nurtured and encouraged to try their best, embrace challenge and most importantly; be kind.

We aim to equip all the boys with the skills to be happy and confident, build relationships with their peers and staff and develop strategies for coping with the challenges life presents.

The breadth of opportunities on offer at Aldwickbury is something we are incredibly proud of. The boys are challenged and engaged academically but also benefit from a wide-ranging co-curricular programme making full use of our extensive grounds and facilities. The school offers boys of all abilities a myriad of exciting opportunities to develop their confidence and unearth their talents in the arts, STEM, on stage, in music and on the sports field.

The journey through the school prepares the boys to leave at 13 when we believe they are truly ready for senior school education.

I believe Aldwickbury is unique. I speak on behalf of the school when I invite you and your family to come and visit, allowing you to sense the warm welcome from the boys, staff and our parent community.

Please do book a visit either for our next open morning or for a private tour.

I very much look forward to welcoming you.

Paul Symes

Current Parent

"The balance between nurturing and challenging learning environment. Variety of activities my son has done - his school day is jam packed with things he loves. Friendliness, extra curricular activities. Caring staff. How well my son has adapted and positive influence the school has on him....

Current Parent

"Mutual respect between teachers and boys. Small class sizes, caring teachers, well led Pre-Prep. The personal touch from the Pre-Prep head and also the form tutor. Excellent all round."

Current Parent

"Great school spirit and understanding of boys. Efficient, purposeful, intuitively planned lessons with good pastoral care and great class sizes. Making five football teams for Year 7 & 8."

Current Parent

"How desperately my boys want to get to school in the morning, and stay there for as long as possible!! How engaged our sons are with their learning. How happy and confident the children are in their new environment. Friendliness and openness of staff and teachers; a very happy environment for...

Current Parent

"Incredible teachers and facilities. Friendly and nurturing atmosphere. It is so good at engaging boys, and the enthusiasm and friendliness of all the staff."

Current Parent

"The staff at all levels are amazingly friendly, helpful and open. There is a real warmth to the school. The Registrar was a great ambassador when I popped by and took time to show me and my son around. She could not have been more welcoming. I love that Mrs Morley took time to visit my son at his...

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What We Offer

  • Trinity College Music Exams
  • Classics
  • Design Technology
  • Drama/Theatre
  • ICT
  • French
  • German
  • Latin
  • Spanish
  • Athletics
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Cricket
  • Cross-Country
  • Fencing
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Hockey
  • Rugby
  • Swimming
  • Table Tennis
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Chess
  • Cycling
  • Drama
  • Orienteering
  • Public Speaking
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving
  • Skiing
  • Moderate Learning Difficulties (MLD)
  • After School Club
  • Before School Club
  • Gifted Children
  • Special Diets


  • Assessment
  • Interview
  • Bursaries
  • Financial Assistance
  • Scholarships - Other
  • All denominations welcome
  • Church of England
  • English

    Age Range & Fees

    Age Range4 to 13
    Annual Day Fees *£13380 to £16785
    Annual Weekly Boarding Fees *£0 to £0
    Annual Full Boarding Fees *£0 to £0
    * Currency: GB Pound

    Number of Pupils

    0Full Boarding0
    48Weekly Boarding0
    Boys Girls

    Number of Staff

    Full-time: 59
    Part-time: 25

    % Pupils Gaining GCSE/IGCSE Passes 5 - 9

    % Pupils Gaining A Level Grades A – C

    % Pupils Going To University