Badington House School
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Aldwickbury School

Wheathampstead Road, Harpenden, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom AL5 1AD

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

Boys Girls
0Full Board0

Number of Staff

Full-time: 59
Part-time: 25

GCSE Pass Rate - Age 16

Grades A* - C or 9 – 5

Pass Rate - Age 18

Exams at age 18

Higher Education

Pupils who went on to Higher Education
Head Photo

Mr V W Hales

Aldwickbury School has provided the boys of Harpenden and its surrounding area with unrivalled opportunities to gain access to a wide range of senior schools that will best serve their needs whilst at the same time developing interests or passions that will last a life time. For over 60 years the school has continued to develop the facilities on this present site.

Aldwickbury has always been involved in the local community and is continuing to develop this through offering bursary awards based on academic, cultural or sporting ability.

Specialist teaching begins at Aldwickbury from Year 3 for art, music, French, drama, design technology and P.E. to complement quality class teaching, care and guidance offered by skilled form teachers. From Year 5 the boys are taught by subject specialists; the curriculum is broad and stimulating ensuring that the classroom is at the heart of all we do.

The Pre-Prep Department is a happy, purposeful and friendly place where boys from the ages of 4-7 years experience the joy of learning. The purpose-built facility was opened in September 2001 alongside a safe, secure play area, within the extensive grounds of the Prep School.

The quality of boarding at Aldwickbury is excellent, contributing much to the all-round educational experience offered by the school. From Year 5, flexible boarding is available, providing 'a happy and safe environment in which boarders are well cared for.' (CSCI October 2006)

So, what is it that makes Aldwickbury unique? We believe that we really do offer a boy a rounded education. If you were to visit and speak to one of our senior boys you would find that many do not just work hard in the classrooms, but are also in sports teams, the Choir, attend art club, are involved in drama, play a musical instrument and some try to do it all! We understand that boys' education is wonderfully complicated; we know how boys think, grow and learn. We give them the encouragement to explore their potential, to think for themselves, to have confidence, tenacity, honesty and good humour.

We are confident that a boy in our care will enter the senior phase of their education well prepared, well rounded and with confidence.

What we offer

  • 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 productions
  • Orienteering
  • Public speaking/Debating
  • Rock climbing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba diving
  • Skiing
  • Band/Orchestra
  • Brass
  • Choir
  • Guitar
  • Keyboard
  • Percussion
  • Singing
  • Strings
  • Woodwind
  • After school club
  • Before school/Breakfast club
  • Experience of gifted children
  • Particular diets
  • MLD

Method of Entry

  • Assessment
  • Interview
  • This is a non-selective school
  • Registration

Scholarships & Bursaries

  • Other bursaries
  • Financial need
  • Other scholarships
  • Means tested bursaries

Curriculum and Exams:

  • Trinity College Music Exams

Religious Affliations:

  • All denominations welcome
  • Church of England

Teaching Languages:

  • English
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