Duncombe School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information


4 Warren Park Road
SG14 3JA
01992 414100
2 - 11
Other independent school
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Visit the school's website to learn more about their unique curriculum, policies on testing and common leaver destinations (a good indicator of pupil progress). See our About page for information on Choosing A Prep School.

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Co-educational nursery

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School Description

Duncombe School is Hertford’s only co-educational Nursery, Pre-Prep and Prep school for children aged 2-11. In 2014, we were rated “Outstanding” in all areas by the School Inspection Service. We strive to provide a vibrant and happy environment where pupils feel safe and secure, but are willing to be challenged and stretched. We have an excellent heritage of preparing children for the rigorous entrance tests of selective secondary schools, and all of our recent Year 6 pupils received offers from their first choice school.
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Last update: 25 January 2021


Please feel free to call or email our Admissions Registrar to learn more about our welcoming environment, small classes and high-quality teaching tailored to your child’s individual needs. You can learn more about our admissions process here, or get in touch with us here by filling in the form and a member of our admissions team will be in contact with you.

Due to the pandemic, we are currently offering virtual Open Mornings during the Spring Term. Alternatively, if you wish to enquire about a private tour please make contact with our Admissions Registrar. Both options can be selected in the form below.


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At Duncombe School we value the benefits of children learning in a range of environments. We are an accredited Forest School, allowing us to offer outdoor education and activities to our Early Years.

Forest School allows children to learn and explore in a safe outdoor environment. The Dell, our large sunken woodland area that was once the house's sunken garden in Victorian times, makes the perfect location for lessons designed to develop the children's curiosity, confidence, self-esteem, creativity, communication skills, knowledge of the natural environment and the ability to assess risk.

From Kindergarten through to age 11 the children have access to activities what range from den building to going on bug hunts. Lessons are carefully planned to teach children problem-solving, teamwork and how to handle risk, all whilst learning about the natural environment.

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Duncombe School Catchment Area Map

This school is independently managed and its admission criteria may be selective. There is no set catchment area as pupils are admitted from a wide variety of postcodes and, in the case of boarding schools, from outside the UK. Contact the school directly or visit their website for more information on Admissions Policy and Procedures.

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