New Hall is much more than the sum of its parts, with personal qualities and integrity as central to the ethos as an application to study and success.
“In our Senior School we are proud of our rich history and the tradition of academic excellence combined with outstanding pastoral care. We aim to educate the whole person: academically, creatively and socially, in a community that also nurtures the spiritual dimensions of human life.
We know that your experience in your school days is a powerful influence on future success, in your chosen career and on your personal relationships. New Hall offers a distinctive education of real quality that is designed to give students the best start in life.”
Mrs Suzanna Minnis, Head of Girls’ & Boys’ Divisions
At New Hall we operate a highly successful ‘diamond model’ structure, i.e. co-education in the Nursery, Pre-Prep and Preparatory Divisions (ages 1-11), single-sex education in the senior school (ages 11-16), which we call the Boys’ and Girls’ Divisions, 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 at Key Stages 3 and 4. The provision of single-sex education during formative senior school years 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.
From ages 11 to 16, girls and boys are taught in single-sex lessons while mixing together socially and in co-curricular clubs and societies outside the classroom. All benefit from the outstanding facilities on offer within our stunning 70-acre campus. New Hall is set in an idyllic and convenient location, just 30 minutes by train from London and within easy reach of all major London airports. We offer a distinctive education of real quality that is designed to give students the best start in life.
The main benefits of the ‘diamond model’ and five years of single-sex teaching derive from the ability to tailor pastoral and academic provision more sensitively and expertly to the needs of young people going through the physical, emotional and social upheaval of adolescence. Young teenagers are liberated from the negative peer pressure of having to perform in mixed classes.
Gender stereotyping of subjects is also removed. Girls and boys follow an identical curriculum and do not learn to perceive subjects as being more suited to either girls or boys.