What our pupils say about us:
I started Aldenham at the tender age of two years old. I began with two half days a week and slowly went up to five days with three being full days. I still have very strong memories of my early days at Aldenham which just goes to show how amazing the school is and what an impact it has on your life, even from such an early age! Although every year at Aldenham held another memory for me, going into sixth form has to be the most important and influential. Although it was by far the hardest two years, they are certainly ones that I will always remember. My teachers were always extremely supportive and helpful throughout my time there and were always there for extra help and advice. I can safely say that I have made friends for life at Aldenham and if my university days are as happy as my school life was, I will consider myself an extremely lucky girl."
I began my time at Aldenham in Year 7. Coming from a small state school in London meant that not only was I surrounded by this strange thing called countryside, but I was also surrounded by hundreds of people I did not know. Yet the Aldenham community was there for me from day one. Aldenham has nurtured both my academic and social skills within this caring community. It has felt like an extension of my own family."
When I arrived here Aldenham welcomed me with open arms and I knew that this is where I wanted to be. The School truly does provide an 'all round education'. I believe the reason I was able to unlock my potential was due Aldenham's academic ethos. The teachers were understanding, tuned into the way I learn and were able to tailor their teaching style to me. I knew I could prosper under this school's attitude to academia."
All the staff here are committed to doing well by you – the teaching staff by filling your head with wisdom, the groundsmen by filling the flower beds with colourful blooms and (my personal favourites) the catering staff by filling you with cup-cakes and some of that healthy stuff too. Aldenham is the perfect balance between professionalism and family atmosphere. It celebrates individuals and comes together really well. Unlike many other schools, students are not socially divided according to year but instead by real houses."
This school also gave me the confidence to apply [to Cambridge] by nurturing me as an individual and always encouraging me to pursue my academic interests to the highest levels. I discovered the course when I did my EPQ last year on the Purposes of Iron Age Remains in Scotland. Doing an EPQ gave me a taste of what studying at university would be like and allowed me to explore my academic interests beyond my A Level subject."