News
Monday 03 January 2022
We were delighted to be joined by Mr and Mrs Hales for our Carol Service held at St Nicholas' Church in Harpenden at the end of the last term.

After the service, they came back to the school for the official unveiling of Mr Hales’ portrait photograph in Aldwickbury's entrance hallway.

Mr Hales photograph joins the previous Headmasters of Aldw ...
Tuesday 09 November 2021
In July of this year, work commenced on the latest building development project at Aldwickbury, our new Sports Hall.

Following the successful construction project of The Chidell Hall five years ago, we once again commissioned local architect Mark Eddison from MEB Design Ltd and GPF Lewis Contractors to design and build our new facility. After a ...
Tuesday 14 September 2021
The start of the new term marks the beginning of a new era at Aldwickbury as Mr Paul Symes takes up his position as Headmaster. Mr Symes is only the school’s 5th Headmaster in its 73 year history.

Mr Symes has 18 years of teaching experience across both co-ed and all boys’ state and independent schools. He joins the team at Aldwickbury from Belm ...
Thursday 15 July 2021
After over a year of no Old Boy visitors we were delighted to welcome back to Aldwickbury Richard Humphries, QC (AOB 1972-6) in July. He very kindly donated a cup to the School naming it the Avril Chidell Singing Cup marking Mrs Chidell’s contribution not only to music at Aldwickbury but also her tremendous part in life at Aldwickbury. Richard hims ...
Wednesday 30 June 2021
Thank you to Peter Watson-Lee (AOBA 1962- 1965) for sharing his memories of the room use at Aldwickbury during his time here. Do look at the previous news item to see the image of the house with the room numbers.

1) The School Library. Access was allowed to sit and read quietly and look at the daily newspaper that was placed there.

2) Mr Chid ...
Monday 21 June 2021
We are looking for school leavers or graduates to join our team of gap students in September. Gappies have a busy day basically in the classroom with the teachers in the morning and out on the games field in the afternoon. Helping out with the boarders in the evening is more fun than work! If you are interested then please contact Matt Holbrook on ...
Friday 21 May 2021
We are just having a trip down memory lane and have started to put together an archive of the various uses of the rooms in the main house at Aldwickbury. Whilst asking questions it has brought back recollections of times spent in those areas. One AOB remembers being in a lesson in Room 26 which Ken Castle interrupted to inform the boys that George ...
Friday 21 May 2021
Please see attached a larger image of the plan of the main house as it was pre 2007.
Wednesday 28 April 2021
We are sure there are many Aldwickbury Old Boys who would like to join us in wishing Avril Chidell a very Happy 90th Birthday today. She likes to keep in touch with all that is happening at the School and it is so lovely to have that connection with the School's history. Happy Birthday Mrs Chidell!
Thursday 01 October 2020
Aldwickbury School, an independent all-boys preparatory school located on the outskirts of Harpenden, has today announced the appointment of a new Headmaster, Paul Symes. The appointment follows the retirement of Headmaster Vernon Hales, who will be leaving the position at the end of the academic year, with Mr Symes set to assume the role from Sept ...
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