New Hall School in Chelmsford, Essex is one of great British boarding schools. New Hall School is a leading independent boarding and day school for
boys and girls aged 3-18. Founded in 1642, New Hall School,
Chelmsford, is the oldest Catholic school in the UK that has always
taken girls, and the largest Catholic boarding and day school in
At New Hall we operate the highly successful ‘diamond model’
structure, i.e. 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 at Key Stages 3 and 4. The provision of single-sex
education during formative 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.
New Hall is a strong and thriving community, set in a stunning
location, just 30 minutes by train from London. Students can board from
ages 7-18 in one of six boarding houses. High academic expectations and
achievements, together with outstanding pastoral care and exceptional
drama, music and sports facilities and provision, together make New
Hall a wonderful place to be educated.
At New Hall, the ethos is inspired by the founding Religious
Community, the Canonesses of the Order of the Holy Sepulchre. The
school welcomes all who support its ethos.