Registrar's Welcome

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. 

St Hugh’s is an academically non-selective Nursery, Pre-Prep and Prep School with pupil numbers of around 370 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.

I am 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. I would be delighted to answer your questions, offer my personal insight 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 me on or 01367 870700.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Mrs Clare Rich
Director of Marketing and Admissions


You are warmly invited to visit us on Friday, 8th October from 9.30am - 12.30pm. Please click here to register and book your tour time.


We would be delighted to welcome you to St Hugh’s for an individual visit.  If more convenient for you, our Director of Admissions, Mrs Clare Rich, would also be very happy to arrange for you to meet with Mr James Thompson, our Headmaster, via a video call.


We look forward to meeting you and in the meantime, invite you to enjoy a virtual tour of the school which we hope will provide you with a taste of all that St Hugh’s has to offer for your children.

'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