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Aldenham Private School

Address: Aldenham Rd, Radlett, Elstree WD6 3AJ, United Kingdom

Description Aldenham Private School

  • Year of foundation: 1597
  • Location: Elstree, Hertfordshire, UK
  • Age: 3-18 years old
  • Number of students: 900 people
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Type of education: private mixed schools
  • Accommodation: full time, full / partial board.

Aldenham School is a private school for students of 3-18 years old with the study of GCSE and A-Level programs. Its graduates enter prestigious universities, demonstrating high academic performance and readiness for further study.

Aldenham School is an educational institution with a long history, combining tradition and modernity. It was founded in 1597 by Richard Platt, and today the school is entering the fifth century of its existence with the largest number of students in its history. In October 2000, the Aldenham School opened admission to kindergarten and primary schools, which means that boys and girls receive continuing education here from three years before preparing for admission to higher educational institutions. Great attention in the educational process is given to extracurricular activities, the development of a diversified personality: in the 2000s, the school opened its own music school, study spaces for modern art, a renovated theater, and a training center for high school students (Sixth Form).

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Aldenham Private School

Program name
from 8 562 £ / term

Prep school - 11-13 years old - from £ 5497

The academic program for pupils entering school at the age of 11+ is designed to take into account their existing knowledge, skills and experience. Its main task is to prepare them for the successful delivery of the GCSE in five years.

The school follows the National Curriculum in the study of academic disciplines, but seeks to offer students more. The first two years of Prep school are devoted to the development of a diverse (as compared with elementary school) range of subjects. 14 academic disciplines, a large number of teachers and new diverse tasks of extracurricular education - all this requires a high level of concentration from an 11-year-old student.

from 11 483 £ / term

GCSE - 14-16 years old - from £ 7538

We offer students the opportunity to take a series of GCSE and iGCSE courses that match their skills and abilities. All students complete an extensive basic training program, which includes the study of the following disciplines:

  • English
  • Literature
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Maths
  • Philosophy
  • Religion
  • Ethics
  • Physical education.

Pupils choose up to four additional items:

  • History
  • Geography
  • Music
  • Dancing
  • Art
  • Technology
  • Design
  • Physical culture
  • Drama
  • French
  • Spanish language.

The study of compulsory and additional units is carefully monitored, all students have access to the computing center to support the study of the GCSE program.

from 11 483 £ / term

A-Level - 16-18 years old - from £ 7538

Aldenham offers an A-Level program for boys and girls enrolled or continuing to study in the graduating class (Sixth Form). Most of them choose a two-year course, which includes the study of three disciplines. This structure of learning allows you to achieve the necessary concentration and helps students to master selected subjects at the proper level. Some students choose 4 disciplines to study. In addition to academic classes, students participate in the career guidance program and are trained to enter the university.

Accommodation, housing and food

The school provides the possibility of full-time education, stay in school at full or partial boarding. Aldenham School has four guest houses:

  • Mcgill
  • Beevor
  • Kennedy
  • Paull's House (for girls).

In addition to full participation in the sports, cultural and academic life of the school, boys and girls help to conduct and support activities in their residence.

School accommodation is available for students from 11 years. Only about 25% of students are boarders of one of three forms:

  • Permanent stay (including weekends)
  • Weekly (departure for weekend)
  • Flexi (2 to 4 nights per week).

Events Aldenham Private School

Sports, music, theater in school is focused on the development of academic, professional, social skills of students. The school offers students to participate in the work of numerous clubs in accordance with the interests of students. School, house administration regularly conduct extracurricular activities, excursions, hikes, trips to nearby cities, London.


  • One of the key objectives of Aldenham is to ensure effective preparation of students for adult life - the school is trying to prepare students to successfully live in the world of the future.
  • Each year, the school accepts foreign students from different countries, including Germany, France, Sweden, Denmark, Russia, China, Hong Kong, Korea and Japan. Currently, 8% of students from other countries are in school. Overseas students can join the study at any stage, depending on availability. Most of them are interested in taking A-Level courses, as this is the best way to enter UK universities for students from abroad. Every year, students who come from abroad to study at Aldenham receive places at Oxbridge and other prestigious universities.
  • Aldenham is well suited to those looking for independent schools with strong sporting traditions offering a variety of activities: football, hockey, netball, cricket, sailing, rowing and athletics.

Equipment Aldenham Private School

  • The educational institution is located on a plot of more than 100 acres and offers each student space to work, inspire, develop imagination. The school has modern classrooms, recreation areas.
  • On the territory of Aldenham School has its own chapel with a body, which is also a place of religious meetings, school events.
  • Oldenham’s sports facilities include a full-sized gym, a fitness room, a dance studio, and a martial arts studio.
  • The art department has specially built workshops, spacious individual work areas, excellent natural light, and its own exhibition space for A-Level students.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

Tuition fees for the semester:

  1. Prep school (11+)

Full-time - £ 5497

Tuition + Accommodation - £ 7597.

  1. GCSE (14+)

Full-time - £ 7538

Tuition + Accommodation - £ 11078.

  1. A-Level (16+)

Full-time - £ 7538

Tuition + Accommodation - £ 11078.

Other contributions:

  • Registration fee - £ 75
  • A deposit for foreign students (non-EU citizens) is equal to the cost of annual tuition.
  • Musical education (individually) - £ 31 / lesson.
  • English as a foreign language (individually) - 392 / semester (25 lessons per year).

Semester Dates


Start and End Dates



Tuesday 8th January - Friday 5th April

Saturday January 26 - Sunday January 27

Saturday February 16 - Sunday February 24


Wednesday April 24 - Friday June 28

Saturday 4th May - Monday 6th May Saturday 25th May - Sunday 2th June


Wednesday 4th September - Friday 13th December

Saturday, September 21 - Sunday, September 22

Saturday, October 19 - Sunday, November 3

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

  • Open day visit
  • Placing on the waiting list + payment of non-refundable registration fee 100 £
  • Personal / skype-interview of parents with the director of Aldenham School
  • Examinations for students of 11.13 years in English, math
  • Exam Results at Previous School
  • Excerpt from the gradebook
  • Interviewing candidates with a director
  • Candidates 16+ must provide a GCSE certificate with high marks in core subjects as well as disciplines that will be studied in the A-Level framework.

Scholarships Aldenham Private School

Aldenham School supports a number of students whose financial circumstances do not allow them to join or continue their studies, if their academic, creative, athletic potential is assessed as significant. An application for a scholarship is usually made at the time of registration, but may also be filed later if it becomes necessary.

Academic scholarships are awarded for student learning 11+, 13+ on the basis of the results of the entrance exam and the subsequent interview. In 16+ awards are awarded based on GCSE results and interviews.

Scholarships for success in the field of music, art, sports and design are awarded based on the results of interviews, the provision of works, awards, confirming the success of the student in the chosen field.

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