Aldenham goes from strength to strength. Having stood the test of time, with a history stretching back to 1597, Aldenham is flourishing and in a sound position to offer an excellent all-round education for boys and girls into the future. Offering a strong community with extensive tradition, Aldenham has continually updated facilities to keep up with present-day requirements. A new state-of-the-art Sixth Form Centre and extension to the Music School, plus English, media studies and modern languages classroom block and a modern theatre with studio classroom and sound and lighting room are all part of the recent developments at the School.
Alongside this modernisation, Aldenham remains proud of its 415+ year tradition, with the ethos of the School built around the boarding houses where students live and work when not in classes, with staff available to help at all hours. Weekly boarding is available to those whose guardians live within easy reach of the School. The age range of pupils extends from the highly successful Nursery through to the sixth form, with boarding available for boys and girls from the age of 11.
Still situated on the same site of more than 110 acres of countryside yet only 13 miles from central London with Heathrow Airport 35 minutes away, numbers at Aldenham are at capacity with 700 pupils.
A broad curriculum embraces the arts, humanities and sciences alongside design technology and computing studies. Dedicated staff are highly qualified and the average class size is 20, down to 11 in the sixth form; the close-knit, small and supportive community creates an ideal environment for a high-quality education, with a personal tutor for every pupil.
An excellent all-round education is the hallmark of Aldenham and an extensive games and activities programme enables every pupil to have the chance to pursue almost any existing interest or to discover something new and challenging in sport, music, drama and a wide range of extracurricular activities.
Football, hockey, netball, cricket, tennis and basketball teams are highly successful. A wide range of sports from sailing to judo is available supported both by superb modern facilities, including a sports hall and artificial turf pitch, and superior professional coaching.
Music and drama
Strong music and drama departments create challenging productions with an extensive number of concerts and plays throughout the year, both inside and outside of school.
The learning support department provides specialist English lessons for overseas students.
With around 170 pupils, the sixth form is a significant element of Aldenham, benefiting from a newly opened Sixth Form Centre. The boarding environment allows for the assumption and development of individual responsibilities and encourages leadership. A wide range of courses are offered at both AS and A2.
“The School has given me self-confidence and belief in my own ability and therefore the best platform from which to launch my adult life and chosen career.”