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School Overview

Selecting the right school for your son is one of the most important decisions you will make for him.  At Aldwickbury School we offer an outstanding education for boys within a happy, challenging, supportive and caring environment. Our ethos encourages all the boys to have high aspirations and helps them to confidently make the transition to a wide range of senior schools.

Our Pre-Prep and Prep boys school in Harpenden, Hertfordshire is a vibrant and dynamic community, linking consistency and tradition with all that is best about modern educational practice. For 75 years, the success of the school has been based on a holistic education where boys embrace the wide range of opportunities on offer.  Our modern, fully-equipped facilities including a state-of-the-art sports hall and recently opened  STEM Hub, provide the ideal backdrop for your son's educational journey.

So, what is it that makes Aldwickbury unique? We are very proud of the boys outstanding academic achievements and their ability to fully embrace the wide ranging curriculum on offer.  This is down to our team of staff whose dedication and passion promote high aspirations and ensure the transition to various senior schools are navigated with confidence. They provide the boys with a wealth of opportunities that make each day fun, challenging and rewarding. From day one, our boys find a sense of belonging, enabling them to be their authentic selves in a nurturing environment.  

Aldwickbury focuses on high academic standards, realistic expectations and embeds strong values supporting the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of the boys. The curriculum is forward thinking, broad, balanced and relevant, with a daily programme of Physical Education and Games

For boys, aged 4-7 years, the purpose-built Pre-Prep Department set within our extensive grounds is a happy, purposeful, friendly environment, where staff create a love of learning in small classes, laying a robust foundation for Prep School life.

Although now very much a day school, flexi boarding contributes much to the all-round educational experience on offer. From Year 5 boys have the option to try boarding at Aldwickbury, helping them to grow in confidence, within a supportive and positive environment.

Our achievements, community involvement and modern future thinking approach to education make us proud. We we take pride in nurturing kind, considerate, and aspirational boys who are equally proud to be part of our community.

To truly savour life at Aldwickbury we extend a warm invitation for you to visit our School. Whether you are looking for a place in Pre-Prep, Juniors, or further up the School, we would love to welcome you and offer a first-hand experience of our community.

Aldwickbury School Group of Boys
Aldwickbury School Boys Running
Aldwickbury School Senior Boys
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Aldwickbury School Boys Walking to Class
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Aldwickbury School Pre-Prep Boys
Aldwickbury School Juniors

A little bit more about us ...

Aldwickbury School - Independent Boys' School of the Year Finalist

In 2023 we were delighted to be named as one of the six finalists for the ISOTY Award - 'Independent Boys' School of the Year' in association with Independent School Parent.



Attitudes to learning are excellent throughout the school. The pupils feel challenged in a safe and secure environment.

ISI Report 2022