Welcome to Duncombe. A private school in Hertfordshire. Building a firm foundation for your child.

As Hertford’s only co-educational independent Primary and Nursery School for ages 2-11, we are proud to have been educating children in and around our community for over 75 years. At Duncombe we believe the best education is a well-rounded one and encourage every child to realise their full potential.

Throughout 2020, Duncombe School provided certainty, consistency and structure at a time when all were hard to come by. Now, as we begin 2021 in lockdown, our Online Learning provisions will ensure that pupils receive continuous and uninterrupted education.

Our Admissions department also remains virtually open, ready to talk to you about your child’s educational future.

Watch our school video to find out more about Duncombe.

Sporting achievement

At Duncombe we consider sport to be an integral part of education and development.

100% Outstanding Education

Duncombe ranked as outstanding across seven areas in the 2014 School Inspection Report.

Consistently exceeding Early Years national scores

Consistently achieving excellent results in all Key Stages.

Scholarships & Awards continue to rise

An average of 10 Scholarships & Awards are offered to Year 6 pupils to over 12 of the best independent Secondary Schools in the area.

Accredited Forest School

As an Accredited Forest School we offer a focused outdoor learning curriculum for all our Early Years pupils.

Wide range of extra-curricular activities

Ranging from Ballet and Chess to Horse Riding and Fencing, all contributing to every child’s personal developments.

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