Educating boys and girls ages 3-18, Aldenham School in Elstree continues to be at the forefront of modern teaching whilst still maintaining the traditional values of a school founded over 400 years ago. Aldenham prides itself on its pupils’ academic achievements, but also recognises the need for an excellent all round education. Boys and girls can further develop their skills or explore something new through the extensive activities programme which includes rock climbing, survival skills, CCF, sailing and dance. High priority is placed on pastoral care, guidance and support within the Houses to ensure each pupil flourishes and realises his or her academic and personal potential. This unique blend is greatly supported by the well established boarding ethos that benefits not only boarders but also day pupils, clearly recognised by recent outstanding inspection reports that acknowledge the dedication to each individual pupil via small class sizes and an 8:1 teacher pupil ratio.