Wheathampstead Road, Harpenden, Hertfordshire AL5 1AD
10 reasons to choose Aldwickbury School
Aldwickbury School has a Schoolsmith Score® of 86. It is one of the best independent prep schools in Harpenden and one of the 3 best primary schools for 1 mile.
Aldwickbury School is an independent prep day and boarding school for boys between the ages of 4 and 13 years. Boarding from Year 5 for the 10% of pupils who board. All are weekly or flexi boarders. It is a Church of England school, open to all faiths and none. The school has an academically selective admissions policy from Year 3. It is a standalone prep school, not tied to any one senior school. Aldwickbury School fees range from £4,925 (Rec) to £6,565 per term (2023/24).
Average class size
Aldwickbury School has three classes per year and an average class size of 15 pupils.
Destinations for Aldwickbury School leavers have been 23 different day and boarding schools in the last 5 years. 40% go on to St Albans, 15% to St Columba’s College, and 10% each to Bedford School and Haileybury. 15% win awards and scholarships. 10%-15% leave at the end of Year 6, usually for a (partially) selective state school.
The Aldwickbury School curriculum
School curriculum is based on the National Curriculum and the ISEB Common Entrance curriculum with some additions and variations. It also includes PSHCEE, French, Spanish, German, Latin. The school offers each child a handful of extra-curricular academic activities or hobby clubs.
More on the curriculum
There are regular educational trips for all year groups, visiting speakers and residential trips from Year 7.
Specialist teachers for sport, music, drama and languages from Year 1, for art, DT and computing from Year 3, and for most subjects from Year 5.
Sport at Aldwickbury School
5 games sessions per week. School offers between 10 and 15 different sports over the course of the year. Competitive teams in major sports from Year 3. In recent years the school has enjoyed national success in fencing, hockey, rugby 7s, swimming.
The Arts at Aldwickbury School
Art, music and drama are taught as discrete curricular subjects to all pupils. All pupils learn an instrument in class and two-thirds take extra-curricular instrument lessons from Year 3. Two choirs, orchestra and 11 instrument ensembles. The school offers each pupil over 5 different extra-curricular creative and performing arts clubs.
Wraparound care from 7.30am to 5.45pm.
Find another school near Aldwickbury School
The King’s School, Harpenden (2.7 miles); St Albans High School for Girls (4.7 miles); St Albans School (5.3 miles); Stanborough Secondary School (10.5 miles); Berkhamsted School (11.9 miles); Queenswood School (11.9 miles).
St George’s School (1.6 miles); Sir John Lawes School (1.8 miles); Roundwood Park School (2.5 miles).