Admissions Team

My name is Clare Rich, and I am the Director of Marketing and Admissions at St Hugh’s.

Choosing a school for your children is one of the most important decisions you will make, but the many practical and personal considerations involved can also make it one of the hardest. Some years ago, my husband and I visited St Hugh’s for the first time and decided it was the right school for our family. Three of our children are now at senior school or university, but our youngest is still enjoying all that St Hugh’s has to offer.  We really value the lasting impact that St Hugh's has had on our children - the academic rigour which prepared them for the next stage, the interests which were nurtured and continue now, the values which we hope they will always hold, and the special friendships which remain in place. 

St Hugh’s is an academically non-selective Nursery, Pre-Prep and Prep School with pupil numbers of around 350 boys and girls. Many parents select St Hugh’s to educate their children from the earliest stage at ages 3 - 4 years, right the way through until the end of Year 8 when they will be 13 years old, though children can join the school at any point in between.

The reasons you may choose St Hugh’s are numerous. We have first class facilities in a truly beautiful setting. We promote excellence in all that we do and support every child in achieving their potential. The range of opportunities for children of diverse interests and abilities is extraordinary, and we take pride in our track record of helping children get into their senior schools of choice. Above all though, St Hugh’s is a family, founded on strong values. We produce confident, polite and kind young people who are ready to take on the challenges that the next phase of their lives will bring.

The Admissions team are here to help you decide whether St Hugh’s is the right school for you and your child. As you might expect, there is a structured process which you will need to go through with us, but we fully recognise that what is best quite often comes down to feel rather than formulae. We would be delighted to answer your questions, offer our personal insights and assist you in any way in your decision making, so if you would like to find out more, request a prospectus or arrange a visit, please do contact us on or 01367 870700.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Mrs Clare Rich
Director of Marketing and Admissions


Our next Open Morning will take place on SATURDAY 9th MARCH, from 9.30am - 11.30pm. We look forward to welcoming you but ask that you register in advance to attend.  Please click here for details.


We would be delighted to welcome you to St Hugh’s for an individual visit.  If more convenient for you, our Registrar, Mrs Flora Scobie, would also be very happy to arrange an online meeting for you to find out more about the school.


A pupils' perspective on what makes St Hugh's special.


Join Year 8 pupils, Martha and Oscar, for a tour of St Hugh's.

'The social development of pupils is outstanding at all ages. This is evident in the harmonious relationships that exist between pupils as well as with the teaching staff and other adults in the school.'

Imdependent Schools Inspectorate