New Hall School - Chelmsford
New Hall is a large day and boarding school for children aged between 3-19. The school is situated on a 70-acre site near town of Chelmsford in Essex and the estate is a former palace belonging to Henry VIII. New Hall follows the ‘diamond model’ whereby boys and girls are taught together in the prep school and then again in the 6th form, but in Years 7-11 in single-sex classes. New Hall, whilst not a ‘hot house’ promotes high academic standards and 2019 A level results put it in the top quartile of co-ed boarding schools There is a fifty-fifty split between British and overseas students and a good number of boarders. New Hall is a Catholic school but welcomes students of all faiths and none.
Class sizes are generally small throughout the school and especially in the 6th form. The 6th form is a tight-knit community and students have their own wing in the Arts block with a dedicated study space and ‘chill out’ zone.
Music, dance and drama are all very strong and the school hosts drama productions all year round in a dedicated arts centre. Sport is also a key feature of the school with fantastic facilities for almost every sport you could imagine.