School Reviews

  • Lockers Park

    Ahead of the open morning on Sat 13 May, I visit a boys’ prep school with pre-prep for girls and boys that celebrates the individual.

  • St Francis’ College, Letchworth Garden City

    What? Where? St Francis’ College is an independent day and boarding school for girls aged 3-18 in Letchworth Garden City. St Francis’ College is in a building that typifies Letchworth: attractive, thoughtfully designed and solidly built; in a safe and very green residential environment, but at the same time less than 10 minutes’ walk into […]

  • Aylesbury Grammar School Sixth Form

    In my day, back when mullets were the vogue and Simon Le Bon was plastered across the common room, it was rare to move schools for Sixth Form – it was never offered as an option to me. But parents these days are much more willing to chop and change schools to suit their children’s […]

  • Bishop’s Stortford College

    Right over at the far east side of the county, teetering on the Essex border, you’ll find Bishop’s Stortford College. You can’t miss it — it’s a vast site with roads and footpaths running through it, more college campus than school site, and there’s loads going on that’s worth knowing about…

  • Duncombe School, Hertford

    We’re lucky in Herts to have a wide range of independent schools to choose from — both prep schools and senior schools. Duncombe School, over in Hertford, is a little gem — but it’s a school you could drive past and not even know that it’s there. I went to have a look around recently, and I liked what I saw…

  • Tring Park School for the Performing Arts

    Something a bit different – it’s the (cue fanfare!) very first Muddy Herts School Guide. And we’re kicking off the proceedings with a very unusual school indeed…

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