Outstanding Private School in Hertford

Why Choose Duncombe?

We are a Prep School that is prepared to embrace new technologies, which enhance both learning and teaching. A School which provides a vibrant and happy environment where pupils feel secure and safe, but are willing to be challenged and stretched.

  • Ages 2 years to 11 years
  • 48 weeks provision, which includes Holiday Club
  • Flexible wrap around care from 7:30am to 6:30pm (term time only)
  • The Duncombe Diploma, our unique cross curricular awards scheme for all year groups
  • Accredited Forest School for selected year groups
  • Varied extra-curricular programme
  • Floodlit Astroturf pitch, with tensile all-weather roof
  • 75m athletics track
  • Access to Hartham Common Leisure centre for swimming
  • Close links to the community, benefiting from excellent local amenities
  • 100% of our pupils achieved or exceeded expectation in reading, writing & maths in Year 6

and much more…

“Forest School has been a firm favourite of both my children while they were in Duncombe Treetops. They love that it’s dedicated time to be allowed to get dirty, and also a chance to explore in the woods and trees, and eat marshmallows! They would both come home with various objects they had made, such as hedgehog houses, ladybird stones and stick dogs, and all were proudly displayed in our own garden.”

– Parent, Duncombe Schoool

Our School Journey

Early Years

(2 to 4 years)

The Early Kindergarten, Kindergarten & Nursery children take part in weekly phonics, language lessons, P.E, dance, cookery, music, ICT and Forest School. There is nothing more important to us than the happiness and wellbeing of our children; this takes priority above all else. We strive to create a warm and calm environment, where children are nurtured and respected.

Lower School

(3 to 7 years)

Our Reception class remain at Duncombe Treetops to give them a little longer in familiar surroundings before they move to the Main School for Lower School in Year 1. It also gives them an early opportunity to be role models for the younger children and to take on positions of responsibility within the secure setting.

Upper School

(7 to 11 years)

Our Prep School offers all of the National Curriculum subjects with a strong emphasis on English and Maths, plus specialist teachers delivering French, Spanish, Music and Physical Education. Our small classes ensure that teachers can monitor the learning needs of each child.

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