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University of Hertfordshire

University in Hertfordshire

Outstanding University in Hertfordshire. Over 25,000 students that includes an amazing 5,200 international students from over 100 different countries. 2700 exceptional staff. A magnificent place to study that has seen hundreds of thousands of past students. Exceptional facilities. Multi award winning University. An awe-inspiring place to study that is led by an encouraging, very welcoming and extremely professional organisation.

Merchant Taylors' School

Private school in Northwood

One of the finest schools in the UK. Absolutely outstanding facilities. Winner of many awards. 200 acres of grounds. Exceptional sports facilities including cricket, rugby tennis, athletics, golf and sailing. Very high academic pass rates. Some of the best teachers in the UK. A spectacular and first class private school for boys.

St Clement Danes School

School in Chorleywood

An exceptional school that has become a Multi-Academy Trust. Excellent facilities. Highly rated teaching staff. Mixed school for ages 11-18. Rated as 'Outstanding' by Ofsted report in 2011. First class pass rates from students in all years. Great sports facilities. An exceptional school.

Oaklands College

College in St Albans

A fantastic further education college in St Albans. Extra campuses in Welwyn Garden City and a training centre in Borehamwood. Superb facilities and many excellent courses to chooses from. Some courses leading straight to employment with apprenticeship programmes. Superb support for able bodied and for learners with mild or severe learning difficulties. An excellent college which houses 10,000 students.

West Herts College

College in Watford

Great college in Watford with a very large number of excellent courses to choose from. Other campuses in Hemel Hempstead and Kings Langley. Superb facilities. Very good teachers. Extremely high pass rates with students. Positive and friendly atmosphere. A highly recommended college.

North Herts College

College in Hitchin

Great college in North Hertfordshire. Excellent courses that focus on school leavers, adult learners and apprenticeships. Amazing number of different courses to suit all interests. Excellent pass rate from past students. Very friendly and encouraging college. First class teachers. A great college to study at.

Marlborough Science Academy

Science Academy in St Albans

Exceptional Science Academy is St Albans. Impressive comprehensive mixed Academy for 11 - 18 year olds. Superb facilities including notable sports hall and gym. Superb outside hardcourt areas. First rate teachers and very high pass rate among students. Very good educational programme. A very good school.

Herts Regional College

College in East Hertfordshire

Fabulous college that has two great sites in Broxbourne and Ware. Excellent Full-time study programmes, apprenticeships, higher education qualifications and part-time courses. Magnificent number of different courses for all interests. Superb course linked with Tottenham Hotspur Football Club creating a football development centre. Very good teaching staff and a very well run college. A great place to study further education.

Heath Mount School

Independent School for boys and girls aged 3-13

One of the finest schools in the Country. Breath taking facilities set in some of the most beautiful and scenic parts of Hertfordshire. Run by truly passionate, dedicated and first class teachers. Over 50 fabulous clubs for children. Facilities of the highest standard at this independent mixed school for ages 3 - 13. Excellent educational programme. A truly outstanding school on all accounts.

Goffs Academy

Academy in Cheshunt

Goffs Academy provides a superbly rich range of learning opportunities for boys and girls aged 11 - 18. The Academy is rated good by Ofsted. Very strong values of community with its 1450 students. Strong development of knowledge, vocabulary, skills, confidence, responsibility, and inner strengths. Great facilities. A thriving and successful sixth form. A fabulous Academy.

Capel Manor College

College in Enfield

Fantastic College on the Hertfordshire borders in Enfield. Superb outdoor and hands on courses ranging from agriculture, working with animals, floristry, landscaping leatherwork, environmental conservation and so much more. Excellent qualifications gained on all courses. First class apprenticeships. Magnificent support from teachers. An outstanding college.

Daybreak Nurseries Rickmansworth Town Centre

Daycare nursery

Excellent daycare nursery based in Rickmansworth town centre. One of a group of four 4 well respected nurseries. Very good learning programme. An impressive holistic approach which helps develop children physically, mentally and socially. Very good facilities. Knowledgeable and helpful management team who keep in regular contact with parents. A highly recommended day nursery.

Bishops Stortford College

Private mixed school for ages 4 - 18

One of the leading independent, co-educational schools in the UK. 1100 mixed pupils from ages 4 - 18 years old. Magnificent facilities. Fantastic historical buildings set in beautiful grounds. Superb community spirit among staff and pupils. Very good exam pass rates. An outstanding school.

Aldwickbury School

Boys pre-prep and prep school in Harpenden

A fantastic Pre-Prep and Prep School for boys. A real community feel based on respect by both students and teachers. Superb atmosphere. School set in spectacular grounds. Very broad, varied and well-balanced curriculum. Excellent facilities. Great extra activities including creative arts and many sports. Wonderful teachers. An outstanding school.

Francis Combe Academy

Academy for 11 - 18 year olds

Very good mixed academy. Excellent sixth form. Very supportive teachers and head. Great academy vision of pupils, teachers and parents all working together. Improved greatly after acquiring academy status. Very good facilities and well run curriculum. An excellent academy growing in popularity.

Lockers Park School

Pre-prep and prep school in Hemel

Excellent pre-prep co-educational school for ages 4-7 years. Exceptional prep school for boys aged 7-13 years, day and boarding. Set in 23 acres of beautiful countryside and woodland. Renowned reputation for sending boys to top senior schools. Have been teaching first class education for boys for over 140 years. Fantastic curriculum including many extra sporting activities. An excellent prep school.

Queenswood School

Private secondary school for girls

Outstanding private secondary school for girls. Excellent grades that are above the national average. Magnificent all round facilities. Exceptional sports facilities and a great number of sports covered. Superb sixth form. Fantastic teachers who are very supportive. An outstanding school with an amazing, positive attitude.

Sherrardswood School

Co-educational School for 2-18 Year Olds

Small outstanding co-education school for 2-18 year olds. Just over 300 pupils. School that regularly tops the league tables for GSCE pass rates. Breath taking grounds and settings. Proud of its long history of academic excellence. Exceptional school that is impeccably run with a supportive and family atmosphere. An outstanding school.

Sir John Lawes School

School in Harpenden

High achieving mixed secondary school based in Harpenden. School highly focused on Achievement, Care and Excellence. Very good pass rates with exams. Compassionate state school with very good teachers. First rate curriculum. Fantastic extra curricular activities. Good atmosphere within the school. A very good secondary school.

St Catherine's School

Primary school in Hoddesdon

Very good mixed primary school in Hoddesdon. Strong traditions and values with an excellent caring ethos. Highly rated with a good past history. Very welcoming and friendly atmosphere. Excellent focus on pupils learning, being safe and being respectful to one another. Christian school that encourages children to explore their own beliefs. The school has an excellent reputation.

St Christopher School Letchworth

Co-educational school for 3-18 years

Excellent independent school for boys and girls aged 3-18. Concentration on a strong academic approach as well as installing confidence and responsibility. No school uniforms. Teachers called by first names. A different and dynamic way of teaching that has been part of the school ethos for over 100 years. They excel as a school. A truly marvellous and refreshing approach to teaching. An excellent school all round.

The Thomas Alleyne Academy

Co-educational Academy for 11-18 years

Excellent Academy that is co-educational for 11-18 year olds. Amazing history with education being taught on the site since 1558. Proud of it great reputation of being happy, caring and a safe community. Ofsted official rating as 'Good' in all areas and 'Outstanding' leadership and management. Part of the superb Hart Schools Trust. A very good Academy all round.

Howe Green House School

Co-educational prep school for 2-11 years

Excellent co-educational pre-prep and prep school in Bishops Stortford. School that offers excellent tuition in a safe environment. School filled with rich opportunities for children. Superb nursery school facilities. Set in beautiful grounds. First rate reputation and welcoming atmosphere. An impressive prep school.

Howe Dell Primary School

Primary school in Hatfield

Awarded 2 'Outstanding' reports by Ofsted in 2017. Excellent primary school that teach children to be confident and happy. Very well structured curriculum. Very good teaching staff. Great atmosphere within the school. Superb facilities throughout the school. Important inclusion of parents. An outstanding primary school.

Haileybury Turnford School

Co-educational secondary school in Cheshunt

First class Academy since 2015. Very highly rated school with a good reputation. Great team spirit throughout the school with pupils and teachers. Excellent sports facilities. School has strong visions and values that leads to student success. Wonderful teaching staff that go the extra mile. A very good Academy.

Aldenham School

Private school in Aldenham

An excellent school that provides exceptional all round education. Set in 110 acres of stunning grounds. Absolutely outstanding facilities inside the school and outstanding sporting facilities as well. Amazing independent co-educational school for 11-18 year olds that is one of the finest in the Country. First class school on many levels.

Watford Grammar School For Boys

Exceptional boy's grammar school

An excellent school that became an Academy in 2010. Over 1200 students. Strong values on community spirit and nurturing friendships. Fabulous variety of student cultures within the school. Exceptional sports facilities and a strong emphasis on sports. First rate teachers. Magnificent range of clubs, societies, music and arts. An outstanding place to study.

Stagelight School of Dance

Dance school in Hertford

Fun dance school for everyone of all ages. Enjoyable classes in Ballet, Modern Jazz, Tap and Melody Movement. Adult classes also available. Exciting and exhilarating and a great way to encourage flexibility and movement. Excellent classes held in 3 warm and inviting locations. Super shows put on. Exam qualifications offered. A fun place to enjoy and keep fit.

Ickle Drama

Drama classes for children

Fun drama classes for students aged 2.5 years to teenagers. Great way of building confidence in children. Superb improvisational classes buy qualified teachers. Established since 2003. Lovely theatre shows put on by the children. Lots of laughter and enjoyment.

Nuffy Bear Day Nursery

Day nursery in St Albans

Excellent Day Nursery inside Nuffield Health gym in St Albans. Catering for ages 3 months to 5 years. Superb facilities including large play areas and lots of toys. Friendly and fully qualified teachers. Fun environment for the children and there's lots to do. Part of a larger organisation with lots of experience. Safe environment. A first class day nursery.

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Hertfordshire has some of the very best Pre-schools, Schools, Academies, Colleges, and Universities in England. Hertfordshire is one of the most highly performing education authorities in England. Schools are consistently achieving standards that are well above the national average. The county is committed to providing high-quality education and support.  

Schools, Colleges & Universities

Hertfordshire offers a wide option of pre-school options. Whether you require a day nursery, a school nursery, a pre-school nursery or a childminder, Hertfordshire has some of the best to prepare your child for school. Hertfordshire offers all 3-4 year olds 15 hour free early education per week, which equates to 570 hours per year. 

Hertfordshire also has some outstanding Primary Schools for children reaching the ages of about 4-11 years old. Some of these primary schools have received high accolades for their primary and elementary education. Hertfordshire primary schools have excelled fundamentally by teaching quality skills in reading, writing and mathematics to establish a solid foundation for learning. 

Preparatory Schools in Hertfordshire, also known as prep schools, offer some of the best fee-charging independent primary school education up to the age of 13. These schools offer some of the highest education preparing children for the Common Entrance Examination to achieve securing a place at a private independent secondary school or public school. Some of the prep schools in Hertfordshire have received very high ratings from Ofsted.

There are a handful of recognised Middle Schools in Hertfordshire. Pupils taught are aged 9 to 13 years old. These schools in Hertfordshire have a very good reputation. 

Hertfordshire has some of best Secondary Educational Schools in England. Students starting secondary education in Hertfordshire, at the age of 11 years old, will have some of the finest secondary education to choose from. These diverse and multi-cultural schools offer the highest standard of teaching. Students from the ages of 11 will study a broad range of subjects such as Music, Maths, Sciences and languages to the highest standard. Hertfordshire’s Secondary schools have an above average GCSE pass success rating. 

Some excellent Special schools are available in Hertfordshire. These schools cater for children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities. Children in Hertfordshire who have complex and severe special educational needs including learning difficulties, physical disabilities or emotional and behavioural problems are provided with additional and excellent support in these schools. The schools are specifically designed, staff are trained and resourced to provide individualised specialist educational support for these children. 

Hertfordshire has some of the best Independent Schools in the Country. These independent schools are also known as private schools. They are fee paying schools which, which are governed by an elected board of governors, offer some of the highest education and facilities in the UK. These schools in Hertfordshire cater for pupils from the ages of 13-18. These multi-cultural and diverse schools in the county are the benchmark for private education. Some of these schools specialise in specific subjects. Hertfordshire has one of the leading music schools in the United Kingdom. Other schools have advanced sports facilities. They have produced some of the finest sports men and women from grass roots level through to international sports people who have represented their country. These schools also offer the option of boarding. Pupils can live on the premises, as opposed to a day school. The lodging and meals are of the very highest standard. Some private schools are associated with a religion, such as Roman Catholicism, Judaism, or Church of England. 

Hertfordshire has some of the finest Academies. These Academy schools are state-funded schools in Hertfordshire and are directly funded by the Department for Education and independent of local authority control. These excellent academies in Hertfordshire are secondary schools (and most secondary schools are academies). Some of the primary schools in Hertfordshire, as well as some first, middle and secondary schools, are also academies.

The Hertfordshire Academies are self-governing non-profit charitable trusts and some receive additional funding and support from personal or corporate sponsors. These academies do not have to follow the National Curriculum but do have to ensure that their curriculum is broad and balanced. The core subjects of the academies are mathematics and English. Many have the highest Ofsted rating.

Hertfordshire has four main high standard colleges. The colleges aim to transform the lives of local people and industry. They accomplish this by working closely and in partnership with employers to meet the needs of our community. Through dedicated innovation, outreach and technology and many other fields, these Hertfordshire colleges have excelled year on year in achieving these goals. The colleges have a reputation for not only teaching but listening to their students which always keeps the momentum focused on what matters most. They pride themselves in taking responsibly for safeguarding the wellbeing of the students. The colleges take people and staff of all ages, all backgrounds and communities. The colleges pride themselves on treating students fairly, with dignity and respect while learning. They recognise individual needs, circumstances, personal goals whilst working towards removing barriers. Every college in Hertfordshire has help and support for people with learning disabilities. 

The University of Hertfordshire is largely based in Hatfield, Hertfordshire. The University which has a student community of over 25,000 including more than 5,000 international students, representing 100 countries. The university has a global network of over 165,000 alumni. The University is one of Hertfordshire's largest employers with over 2,700 staff.  The university is a member of University Alliance, Universities UK and European University Association and has an outstanding reputation.

Happy exploring from the Hertfordshire Online team