St Columba's College

St Columba's College is moving to co-education! From September 2021, we will welcome girls into Lower Sixth (Year 12) and Lower Prep (Reception, Year 1 and Year 2).

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Independent schools in Hertfordshire

Are you looking for an independent school in Hertfordshire? Search here to find and compare day and boarding schools, girls' schools, boys' schools, prep schools, senior schools and sixth forms.

Please note: Because we split independent schools into regions of the UK, further schools in Hertfordshire can be found in the Greater London directory.  

You will find Hertfordshire private schools in the East region at the bottom of this page, with basic directory information. You can use the filters to narrow your search, and find schools near you with our postcode search. 

Click on a school's name for more information. Those schools with full profiles appear at the top of the listings in highlighted panels. Some schools provide links to their social media and you can also watch school videos.

Please have a look around www.schoolsearch.co.uk for information, advice and news about independent schools and independent education. You can check for open days, find information on independent school associations, read expert advice on the questions to ask when choosing a school and get help in finding the fees. Elsewhere, you will also find an explanation of examinations and qualifications.

If you are looking for an independent special needs school in Hertfordshire, please see our sister site: www.specialneedsguide.co.uk

These search results are from www.schoolsearch.co.uk, the online guide to independent schools in the UK, in partnership with John Catt's Which School? guidebook, first published in 1924, and John Catt's Preparatory Schools. We hope you find the perfect school for your child!

If you have any further questions or enquiries about independent education or a particular independent school, please get in touch with us at enquiries@johncatt.com.



Abbot's Hill School

Bunkers Lane,
Hemel Hempstead,
HP3 8RP,
Hertfordshire

www.abbotshill.herts.sch.uk

Girls, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior.

Read more about Abbot's Hill School

Berkhamsted School

Overton House,
131 High Street,
Berkhamsted,
HP4 2DJ,
Hertfordshire

www.berkhamsted.com

Co-educational, Boarding, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Read more about Berkhamsted School

Duncombe School

4 Warren Park Road,
Bengeo,
Hertford,
SG14 3JA,
Hertfordshire

www.duncombe-school.co.uk

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Read more about Duncombe School

Haileybury

Haileybury,
Hertford,
SG13 7NU,
Hertfordshire

www.haileybury.com

Co-educational, Boarding, Day, Senior, Sixth Form.

Read more about Haileybury

Heath Mount School

Woodhall Park,
Watton-at-Stone,
Hertford,
SG14 3NG,
Hertfordshire

www.heathmount.org

Co-educational, Boarding, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Read more about Heath Mount School

Howe Green House School

Great Hallingbury,
Bishop's Stortford,
CM22 7UF,
Hertfordshire

www.howegreenhouse.essex.sch.uk

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Read more about Howe Green House School

Kingshott

Stevenage Road,
St Ippolyts,
Hitchin,
SG4 7JX,
Hertfordshire

www.kingshottschool.com

Co-educational, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Read more about Kingshott

Lockers Park

Lockers Park Lane,
Hemel Hempstead,
HP1 1TL,
Hertfordshire

www.lockerspark.co.uk

Boys, Boarding, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Read more about Lockers Park

St Columba's College

King Harry Lane,
St Albans,
AL3 4AW,
Hertfordshire

www.stcolumbascollege.org

Co-educational, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Read more about St Columba's College

St Hilda's School

28 Douglas Road,
Harpenden,
AL5 2ES,
Hertfordshire

www.sthildasharpenden.co.uk

Girls, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Read more about St Hilda's School

St Margaret's School, Bushey

Merry Hill Road,
Bushey,
WD23 1DT,
Hertfordshire

www.stmargarets-school.org.uk

Co-educational, Boarding, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Read more about St Margaret's School, Bushey

Tring Park School for the Performing Arts

Mansion Drive,
Tring,
HP23 5LX,
Hertfordshire

www.tringpark.com

Co-educational, Boarding, Day, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Read more about Tring Park School for the Performing Arts

Westbrook Hay Prep School

London Road,
Hemel Hempstead,
HP1 2RF,
Hertfordshire

www.westbrookhay.co.uk

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Read more about Westbrook Hay Prep School

York House School

Sarratt Road,
Croxley Green,
Rickmansworth,
WD3 4LW,
Hertfordshire

www.york-house.com

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Read more about York House School

Aldenham School

Elstree,
WD6 3AJ,
Hertfordshire

Co-educational, Boarding, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Aldwickbury School

Wheathampstead Road,
Harpenden,
AL5 1AD,
Hertfordshire

Boys, Boarding, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Beechwood Park School

Markyate,
St Albans,
AL3 8AW,
Hertfordshire

Co-educational, Boarding, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Bishop's Stortford College

School House,
Maze Green Road,
Bishop's Stortford,
CM23 2PQ,
Hertfordshire

Co-educational, Boarding, Day, Senior, Sixth Form.

Bishop's Stortford College Prep School

School House,
Maze Green Road,
Bishop's Stortford,
CM23 2PQ,
Hertfordshire

Co-educational, Boarding, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Charlotte House Preparatory School

88 The Drive,
Rickmansworth,
WD3 4DU,
Hertfordshire

Girls, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Edge Grove School

Aldenham Village,
Watford,
WD25 8NL,
Hertfordshire

Co-educational, Boarding, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Egerton Rothesay School

Durrants Lane,
Berkhamsted,
HP4 3UJ,
Hertfordshire

Co-educational, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Gurukula - The Hare Krishna Primary School

Hartspring Cottage,
Elton Way,
Watford,
WD25 8HB,
Hertfordshire

Co-educational, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Haberdashers' Boys' School

Butterfly Lane,
Elstree,
Borehamwood,
WD6 3AF,
Hertfordshire

Boys, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Haberdashers' Girls' School

Aldenham Road,
Elstree,
Borehamwood,
WD6 3BT,
Hertfordshire

Girls, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Immanuel College

87/91 Elstree Road,
Bushey,
WD23 4EB,
Hertfordshire

Co-educational, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Little Acorns Montessori School

Building 19 & 21, The Lincolnsfield Centre,
Bushey Hall Drive,
Bushey,
WD23 2ES,
Hertfordshire

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory.

Lochinver House School

Heath Road,
Little Heath,
Potters Bar,
EN6 1LW,
Hertfordshire

Boys, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Longwood School

Bushey Hall Drive,
Bushey,
WD23 2QG,
Hertfordshire

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Lyonsdown School

3 Richmond Road,
New Barnet,
Barnet,
EN5 1SA,
Hertfordshire

Girls, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Manor Lodge School

Rectory Lane,
Ridge Hill,
Shenley,
WD7 9BG,
Hertfordshire

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Merchant Taylors' Prep

Moor Farm,
Sandy Lodge Road,
Rickmansworth,
WD3 1LW,
Hertfordshire

Boys, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Mount House School

Camlet Way,
Hadley Wood,
Barnet,
EN4 0NJ,
Hertfordshire

Co-educational, Day, Senior, Sixth Form.

Queenswood

Shepherd's Way,
Brookmans Park,
Hatfield,
AL9 6NS,
Hertfordshire

Girls, Boarding, Day, Senior, Sixth Form.

Radlett Preparatory School

Kendal Hall,
Watling Street,
Radlett,
WD7 7LY,
Hertfordshire

Co-educational, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Sherrardswood School

Lockleys,
Welwyn,
AL6 0BJ,
Hertfordshire

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

St Albans High School for Girls

Townsend Avenue,
St Albans,
AL1 3SJ,
Hertfordshire

Girls, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

St Albans Independent College

69 London Road,
St Albans,
AL1 1LN,
Hertfordshire

Co-educational, Day, Senior, Sixth Form.

St Albans School

Abbey Gateway,
St Albans,
AL3 4HB,
Hertfordshire

Boys, Day, Senior, Sixth Form.

St Christopher School

Barrington Road,
Letchworth Garden City,
SG6 3JZ,
Hertfordshire

Co-educational, Boarding, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

St Columba's College Prep School

King Harry Lane,
St Albans,
AL3 4AW,
Hertfordshire

Co-educational, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

St Edmund's College & Prep School

Old Hall Green,
Nr Ware,
SG11 1DS,
Hertfordshire

Co-educational, Boarding, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

St Francis' College

Broadway,
Letchworth Garden City,
SG6 3PJ,
Hertfordshire

Girls, Boarding, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

St Hilda's School, Bushey

High Street,
Bushey,
WD23 3DA,
Hertfordshire

Girls, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

St Joseph's In The Park

St Mary's Lane,
Hertingfordbury,
Hertford,
SG14 2LX,
Hertfordshire

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

St. John's Prep School

The Ridgeway,
Potters Bar,
EN6 5QT,
Hertfordshire

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Stanborough Primary School

Appletree Walk,
Watford,
WD25 0DQ,
Hertfordshire

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Stanborough Secondary School

Stanborough Park,
Garston,
Watford,
WD25 9JT,
Hertfordshire

Co-educational, Boarding, Day, Senior, Sixth Form.

Stormont

The Causeway,
Potters Bar,
EN6 5HA,
Hertfordshire

Girls, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Susi Earnshaw Theatre School

The Bull Theatre,
68 High Street,
Barnet,
EN5 5SJ,
Hertfordshire

Co-educational, Day, Preparatory, Senior.

The Christian School (Takeley)

Dunmow Road, Brewers End,
Takeley,
Bishop's Stortford,
CM22 6QH,
Hertfordshire

Co-educational, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior.

The King's School

Elmfield,
Ambrose Lane,
Harpenden,
AL5 4DU,
Hertfordshire

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior.

The Purcell School, London

Aldenham Road,
Bushey,
WD23 2TS,
Hertfordshire

Co-educational, Boarding, Day, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

The Royal Masonic School for Girls

Rickmansworth Park,
Rickmansworth,
WD3 4HF,
Hertfordshire

Girls, Boarding, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.