Abbot’s Hill is a happy, thriving and dynamic school offering an all-round education for girls aged 4-16 years. Our Day Nursery & Pre-School caters for girls and boys from 6 months. Our historic campus offers modern facilities in a magnificent country setting, situated in over 70 acres of beautiful parkland on the outskirts of Hemel Hempstead.
About the school
The school is a happy and united community in which every pupil is truly known as an individual and given the opportunity to challenge herself, discover and develop her own unique talents and to shine.
We have a strong record of academic success. Throughout the school pupils are taught in small classes in which excellent teaching and personalised support ensure that everyone is inspired to exceed their potential and to shine. The broad curriculum is enhanced by a wide range of trips and activities to stimulate learning.
Our extra-curricular clubs offer a lively balance of sport, performing and creative arts, science and technology, journalism, problem-solving and debating. The vast majority of girls take part in the Duke of Edinburgh's Award Scheme from Year 10 and the school is involved in charitable activities in the wider community.
We pride ourselves on our pastoral care. The sense of being part of an extended family is frequently commented on by pupils, parents and staff alike. In our nurturing environment girls grow naturally in confidence, are happy to embrace new challenges and eagerly take on increasing responsibilities. Form teachers in the Prep School and Tutors, together with Year Heads, in the Senior School are the cornerstone of pastoral care but our pupils are known by the whole community, ensuring they feel a keen sense of continuous support. We run many activities and workshops to help girls develop confidence, self-esteem and consideration for others.
Our pupils leave Abbot's Hill fully equipped to take on with passion the challenges and opportunities life has to offer. They are highly sought after by Sixth Forms and Colleges, many receiving prestigious scholarships.r.
Scholarships, Bursaries & Fees
We offer a number of small scholarships to Year 7 entrants each year as follows:
Academic Scholarships are awarded based on the results in papers taken in English, Mathematics and Science. Girls who have performed exceptionally well in the Abbot’s Hill Entrance Examination will be invited to sit these papers.
Candidates are asked to bring a portfolio of their work to discuss with the Head of Art and Design and are given a specific Art task to complete.
Candidates are expected to attend an Interview and Audition performance of a solo speech of approximately two minutes, participate in a Drama Workshop and write a letter outlining their passion for, and achievements, in drama. You should include in the letter previous Drama and/or Musical Theatre experience, including participation in school plays (and roles), arts festivals, drama clubs, LAMDA etc.
Candidates are expected to have an audition with the Director of Music, in their chosen instrument(s) or vocally. Instrumentalists should be at least Grade 4 level and singers should be experienced and have potential. We are looking for enthusiasm and musicality as well as a commitment to the musical life of the School.
Candidates will be asked to attend an activity session with the Sports Department staff to assess their performance.
Bursaries may be available for pupils applying particularly for entry to Year 7. In addition the Governors’ Bursary Committee will occasionally consider Bursaries to enable girls to join the School in the Prep School if funds permit.
Further information about Scholarships and Bursaries is available from the Registrar on: 01442 240333, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please visit http://www.abbotshill.herts.sch.uk/nursery for details
Reception: £3,714 per term
Years 1 and 2: £4,063 per term
Years 3 and 4: £4,262 per term
Years 5 and 6: £4,683 per term
Years 7 and 8: £6,395 per term
Years 9-11: £6,434 per term