All Hallows School

Boys (3 - 13)
Girls (3 - 13)
Weekly Boarding
Full Boarding

All Hallows School is a day and boarding school for boys aged 3 to 13.  In a traditional setting in rural Somerset, the school is mid-way between the cosmopolitan city of Bath and the popular towns of Bruton and Frome. The school is at the leading edge in encouraging creativity and in prioritising the well-being of the children.  The success of this approach is evident with outstanding results across the board and children moving on to their different senior schools, aged 13, well prepared to make the most of the new opportunities which lie ahead.

About the school

Located in a 17th century manor house, All Hallows is nestled in the Somerset countryside mid-way between Bath, Frome and Bruton. Well away from the pressures and competitive backdrop that may be facing families in London and the South East, the more relaxed pace of life at All Hallows does not come at the expense of academic rigour; nor does it compromise entry to some of the UK’s more selective senior schools. We not only allow our children the freedom to be children, we allow them the freedom to be creative in all aspects of school life as well as the freedom to learn.

A unique approach producing outstanding results
Whilst traditional in our setting, and in the way we uphold old-fashioned values such as good manners and a consideration for others, we are far from traditional in our approach to education. Questions our staff regularly ask themselves include “how can we preserve the natural curiosity of our younger children”, “how can we maximise the academic attainment of our children whilst minimising their stress?” and “what can we do to help them thrive in their senior schools, at university and beyond?”. Our focus is truly child-centred in the belief that different aspects of a child’s life are mutually reinforcing. Thus, we are simultaneously developing the whole child emotionally, creatively, intellectually, socially and spiritually. Happiness and well-being lie at the heart of every decision we make and our children are secure in the knowledge that it is OK to be themselves. As a result, they are achieving above and beyond expectations.

What childhood means at All Hallows
Preserving childhood is top of the agenda and to us, this means giving children time to grow at their own pace, allowing them to take risks and make mistakes, nurturing their talents and giving them opportunities to discover passions, helping them develop resilience and make lifelong friendships. This process starts in the Nursery and continues right up to the end of Year 8 when the children are eager to move on to senior school and embrace new opportunities.

Our measure of success
At All Hallows, we do not judge success by our outstanding scholarship record - around 65% of Year 8 pupils go on to schools in the UK each year with a scholarship or award - nor by our Common Entrance record where all pupils in recent years gained access to the senior school of their choice. We measure success on a daily basis, at an individual level, where children are pushing personal boundaries and achieving milestones. Qualities we aim to engender in our pupils include compassion, resilience, creativity in thinking, a willingness to take risks and an ability to be inclusive and make friends. Opportunities for responsibility and leadership at the top of the school are an important part of this process, as well as the comprehensive post Common Entrance programme the children enjoy following their exams.

Key Facts

  • Boys' Boarding: 19 (7 to 13)
  • Girls' Boarding: 21 (7 to 13)
  • Total Pupils: 268
  • Day Fees: £2800 to £5450/term
  • Boarding Fees: £7200 to £8250/term

Open Days

No Forthcoming Events

Scholarships, Bursaries & Fees

On the back of outstanding success year-on-year of Year 8 pupils gaining a wide array of scholarships and awards to their seniors schools, the governors have announced an exciting new Creative Scholarship.  Full details are on the school website:

Other scholarships and awards available include

- Boarding

- Sports (bursary)

- Tennis

- Headmaster's discretionary award

Applications for assisted places or bursaries are welcomed and will be subject to completion of a confidential statement of financial circumstances.  Whilst such may be made any any time, any intention to apply for help should be decalred early in the application process to avoid unnecessary disappointment.

For more details of Scholarships and Bursaries please visit the school website: 

Fees Information

All Hallows operates an inclusive fee policy whereby meals, stationary and the majority of school trips are included.  Full details of the fees are published on the school website: 

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Admissions Process

Visitors are always welcome by appointment or at one of the termly open mornings.

Prospective pupils are invited to join the school for two taster days after which the school is usually in the position to be able to offer a place.  School reports are also requested.

Places are accepted by parents on payment of a refundable deposit.

Full details of the admissions policy and procedure are published on the school website:

Finding out more

Cranmore Hall, Shepton Mallet, Somerset, BA4 4SF
01749 881600
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Key Facts

  • Boys' Boarding: 19 (7 to 13)
  • Girls' Boarding: 21 (7 to 13)
  • Total Pupils: 268
  • Day Fees: £2800 to £5450/term
  • Boarding Fees: £7200 to £8250/term

Open Days

No Forthcoming Events