Hertfordshire is blessed with a good choice of schools. However, the downside means you aren’t the first people to consider moving to Hertfordshire so you need to be really on the ball about catchments and admission criteria. There are plenty of State options as well as Church Schools and Independent schools.
Some of those worth of a mention include:
Maple Primary School, Abdl Smith School, Manland Primary, Aboyne Lodge, Nascot Wood, Monskmead, Spellbrook, Harvey Road, Templewood, Therfield Primary, Little Gaddesden, Chipperfield
For Secondary the Hockerill Anglo-European College is extremely highly sought after and is one of few State Boarding Schools in the Country offering exclusively the IB. Watford Grammar School for Boys and Girls have great reputations and Parmiter in Watford and Dame Alice Owen’s are also popular.
Don’t be fooled by the “Grammar School” in the name - Hertfordshire doesn't have grammar schools. Instead there are a few schools with a limited number of places via entrance exams for those academically or musically gifted. I’m sure you can imagine how intense the procedure is for entrance to these schools (of which there are around 16 schools). For a list of those who have a number of selective places visit http://www.schoolguruhertfordshire.co.uk/selective-schools.html).
If you’re looking at the Private School Sector you should consider:
Manor Lodge, Heath Mount and Lochinver, Lockers Park, Edge Grove
Aldwickbury, Berkhamstead, St Margaret's School and across the border in Essex Felstead and New Hall School.
Useful websites you need
Tool which shows schools, catchments and property for sale via a postcode/town search http://www.lifeafterlondon.com/finding-a-new-school/
Website which includes parent feedback https://www.schoolguide.co.uk
Well known website listing all the private schools, you can subscribe to get more information. https://www.goodschoolsguide.co.uk
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