Aldenham School, Founded 1597

Welcome to Aldenham

An Excellent School for an All Round Education

How Do You Choose The Right School?

Choosing the right school for your child can be a stressful time. Naturally, you want to make sure you are doing the best. You want to prepare your child for adult life. You want to provide them with many and varied opportunities. You want your child to have excellent teachers who are experts both in subject knowledge but also in teaching so that your child can reach their academic potential. You want them to mix with children who will enhance their experience and support them, rather than pull them down. You want a school which has excellent facilities. You want a school which will nurture and support your child as they grow and help to steer them on the right path as they develop.

You will be able to find out a lot about whether Aldenham is the right school for your child by spending some time on this website. I hope you will be able to catch a flavour of this remarkable place and understand why Aldenham is considered one of the outstanding Independent Boarding and Day Schools near London. In the end, you will want to visit us and I look forward to meeting you in person.”

Mrs Alex Hems – Head of Aldenham Foundation

All Round Education

All Round Education

Here we remember that achievement is an individual matter, be it entry to an Oxbridge college, a sporting or cultural goal or perhaps simply growing up into a well-balanced individual (or a combination of these!).

Boarding and Day

Boarding and Day

We aim, through emphasis on the pastoral care of individuals, to ensure that each pupil reaches his/her potential academically, socially and in the many cultural, musical and sporting activities available.



Aldenham is known for nurturing and celebrating excellence. Alongside pupils who play for professional football clubs are pupils performing at the highest levels in music, drama and art. Aldenham teams are successful in academic competitions too.

Visitation Day 2024

Green Fields

One of the finest boarding schools in London, Aldenham is just 13 miles from the city centre and yet is set in glorious Hertfordshire countryside, providing a spectacular environment in which to live and learn.

Pastoral Care

Pastoral care influences the tone of the whole school. It is crucial in creating an atmosphere in which young people feel secure and valued as individuals, and are encouraged in their learning, growth and social development.

Our Heritage

Aldenham provides a sense of tradition with a modern, forward-looking approach by its professional teaching staff, making Aldenham one of the most desired private schools in and around the London area.

“In a setting that needs to be seen to be believed – over 110 acres encompassing woodland, playing fields plus full-sized Astro hockey pitch, tennis courts, dance studio, well-utilised weights room and an enormous sports hall, plus manicured cricket pitches that lie literally at the heart of the school… sport is integral to life at Aldenham and thrives at all levels, from the most elite to the ‘just for fun’.”

The Good Schools Guide

How to Find Us

Aldenham School is easily accessible by car, coach and train. From London, you can even take the Jubilee line to Stanmore.


Aldenham School


01923 858122


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Aldenham Foundation