New Hall School

About New Hall School

New Hall School

New Hall School is a Catholic boarding and day school for boys and girls aged 3-18, with boarding from ages 7-18. Set in a stunning location and dominated by the former Tudor palace of Beaulieu, New Hall is only 30 minutes from London. Boarding facilities are excellent, with most full boarders benefitting from single study bedrooms.

At New Hall they operate the highly successful ‘diamond model’ structure, that is, co-education in the Preparatory School (ages 3-11), single-sex education in the Boys’ Division and Girls’ Division (11-16) and co-education in the Sixth Form (16-18). In this way, New Hall provides the best of both worlds; the benefits of a co-educational environment, together with the advantages of girls and boys being taught separately during the formative years of adolescence. This enables students to grow in confidence, whilst enjoying an education that is specifically tailored and that recognises the different ways in which boys and girls learn.

The School’s academic success continues to grow. They run a Most Able and Talented programme, which is proven to bring added value to examination results. In 2016, the GCSE and A Level students enjoyed a 100% success rate, with 50% of grades at A*-A. 79% of GCSE grades and 78% of A Level grades were A*-B. The school has an established Oxbridge programme, with a successful track record of offers from both universities.

Boarding at New Hall School

Those who have experienced boarding at New Hall know that they have been part of something special. Each House has its own distinct character, staff tailor the experience to the needs of the children in their care and the children themselves have significant input into how their Houses are run. All of the Boarding Houses at New Hall are part of the main building complex, therefore Boarding is both literally and metaphorically at the heart of the School.

Full boarders enjoy an exceptionally strong co-curriculum, with a full programme of activities in the evening and weekends. Provision for Music, Performing Arts and Sport is outstanding.


Type of School Diamond Model, Co-Educational
School Address New Hall School, Avenue Lodge, The Avenue, Boreham, Chelmsford, Essex CM3 3HS
Number of Pupils 1315
Pupils Prep 360
Number of Boarders 217
International Boarders 75
Age Range 3 to 18 years
Religious Tradition Catholic
Distance from Airports

Stansted – 19 miles; Southend – 22 miles; Gatwick – 65 miles; Heathrow – 73 miles

Distance from London

47 milles, 30 minutes by train

School Links

New Hall Preparatory Division – located within the grounds of New Hall School

Educational Programmes

GCSE, A Level, LAMDA, ABRSM, Trinity College

Co-Curricular Programmes

Athletics Badminton Cricket Football Golf Horse riding Rugby Swimming Tennis Chamber Choir Close Harmony Group (Voces) Guitar Ensemble Piano Trio Saxtet Senior Choir Senior Orchestra String Academy Wind Academy Year 7 Girls Choir Year 7 Boys Choir Contemporary Dance Dance Choreography Drama Workshops Jazz Dance LAMDA Tap Dance App Development Art Club Chess Chinese for Beginners Cookery Conservation Club Creative Writing Debating and Public Speaking Design and Technology Film Club French Club French Current Affairs Video Club ICT Club Language Study Club Mathematics Club Photography Programming & Coding Science Club Study Club Voluntary Service