New Hall School: Chelmsford, Essex, UK

School Gallery


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 England.

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 boarding school, 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.


Number of students

Boarding School:







Day School:








7 days boarding: 

GBP 13,131 per term

About the school

Our Catholic foundation and ethos is central to all that we do, supported by the work of our lively Chaplaincy Team. At New Hall, a special value is placed on love and forgiveness, which encourage relationships based on trust, kindness, self-respect and care for those in need.

Students meet every week in our historic and beautiful Chapel, which has been a place for daily prayer for over 200 years. It is a peaceful place where those of all faiths and none can find stillness and calm. It provides a sanctuary from a busy world.

Students participate in the planning of liturgies and take an active role in various ministries as servers, readers and musicians. The acoustics of the Chapel enhance the fine liturgical music that enriches the worship.

Let us identify a number of school options for your children

  • We will help you to identify your family priorities and find the best potential schools fit.
  • We will approach those schools on your behalf
  • We work with you through the full process, help with admission procedures and stay with you until your children finish their boarding school education.

Academic life

The aims at New Hall are to provide a broad and balanced education, rooted in the School’s Catholic foundation and to inspire students to develop their talents to their full potential. These aims are met with students achieving consistently outstanding GCSE and A Level examination results.

In 2023 at A Level, 12% of grades were A* with 38% of all grades at A*/A. Over two thirds of grades were A*-B.

In 2023 at GCSE, 45% of all grades were at 7+ (A*/A), with 88% of grades at 5+.  A quarter of grades were at 8+ (A*

Sport and culture

Sport is a key part of life at New Hall. We are dedicated to providing first-class coaching and teaching across the age ranges and providing opportunities for all students to enhance and showcase their skills. We combine an inclusive ‘sport for all’ ethos, with an elite training programme, enabling our students to excel at the highest level.

We offer a rich variety of sports across the week: Athletics, Cricket, Hockey, Netball, Rugby, Swimming and Tennis, as well as Equestrian, Golf and Skiing, each led by a dedicated Head of Sport. Our co-curricular and boarding programme also includes Badminton, Basketball, Football, Gymnastics, Volleyball, Karate and Table Tennis. We also have a large and thriving Dance Department.

The School has excellent facilities, many of which are floodlit: 8 netball courts, 2 all-weather hockey pitches, 6 rugby pitches & a 3G rugby training pitch, athletics track, 12 golf practice bays & launch monitor, 5 cricket wickets including a dedicated girls’ facility, indoor & outdoor cricket nets, 25m 6-lane indoor pool, 10 tennis courts, sports hall and fitness suite. As well as first class facilities, the Department has a stellar team of sport coaches. This includes professional and international sportswomen and men: England Women’s Masters Hockey International, Karen Cooper; England Cricket International, Ravi Bopara; and former England Cricket Captain, Nasser Hussain OBE.

We have an enviable record of success in both individual and team sports, and many of our students compete a

Location Description

Boreham Chelmsford Essex CM3 3HS

You tell us what is important to you and your child.

Good education decision

Based on your family needs and requirements and your child's interests, aspirations and expectations

Best boarding schools match

Schools cultivate relationships with Best Boarding Schools because we send them well-matched kids and they want that pipeline.

Peace of mind

We help in school admission process, family school visits, passing tests, arranging visas and travel

We help you to get accepted at all schools

We help with school placement at top ranked highly academic schools and all other schools as well.

We are International Education Specialists

Supporting your child’s international learning journey

We provide the advice you need to make the best educational decisions for your children and help you choose the right boarding school in England, the UK, Switzerland, Europe, Canada and the US.


Give Your Child The Best Possible Opportunities In Life

Consultation, schools guide, questions and answers about finding a school in the UK, Switzerland, Europe and America. Everything from identifying your specific family and childrens’ requirements, academic, language and extracurricular requirements to evaluating the school’s mission and philosophy, curriculum, and student achievements.

We help in the full process and in multiple school interviews and applications.

Our team of education consultants will guide you in the right direction to gain entry into a right school.


Speak to an Expert

We have placed hundreds of children at boarding schools in the UK and worldwide. Use our experience to your child's benefit and education success.

Immediate access to an Expert

Get in touch so that we can learn more about your family and schedule your consultation.

Find the right school

The key benefits we offer are:
We work with ALL schools
Simplifying and strategising school admission process
Full focus on the best school for you and your child

Not sure which boarding school to choose?

  • We have your child’s interest in our main focus
  • We are proud of our highest ethical standards of practice
  • We are fast, experienced and reliable
  • We keep in touch with our partner schools on a daily basis
  • We have access to the information that parents do not have
  • You get contacts to our former parents registered with the schools
  • You get our honest views about the school you choose for your child
  • Your child will be placed at a boarding school that develops his significant talent or passion in an academic pursuit, art, music, theater, athletics 

Discover how we can help

Get in touch now for an immediate school placement advice

Why to get in touch?

  • Less stress, more fun
  • Better financial education investment
  • Smooth admission process
  • Costs nothing
  • Multiple school interviews, applications
  • Our advice based on what is best choice for your child