Elstree is a co-educational Berkshire school

Elstree Girls Sept 2020

Becoming fully co-educational

It’s official. Elstree is a co-educational Berkshire school.  The move to becoming fully co-educational this September has been a resounding success, with a total of 31 girls in the whole school, including 14 in the Prep.

After a well-attended Girl’s Discovery Morning earlier in the year, the cohort of pioneering girls in Years 3 to 6 are already positively contributing to Elstree’s fully co-educational status.

The Elstree Pre-Prep has been co-educational since it was founded 25 years ago: the only difference now is that girls, like boys, can continue their Elstree education from nursery up to the end of Year 8. 

Headmaster Sid Inglis said: “This term marks the start of arguably the most significant development in the school’s history, other than its move from London to Woolhampton at the beginning of the Second World War.  It has been extremely exciting welcoming our first cohort of girls to the Prep School: the response has been remarkable.” 

Co-educational day and boarding school

A variety of areas within the school have been redeveloped and refurbished to accommodate the girls, including a new girls’ dormitory ‘Finlay’ for girls’ boarding, affectionately named after a much-loved former School Nurse. 

Girls’ sports  and co-educational sports

Hockey is the main sport for girls this Autumn Term, with netball for Lent, and cricket, tennis, athletics and swimming in the Summer. They will also join the boys for cross country and some football. 

Head of Girls Crispy Kidson said: “It is wonderful to see the girls around the beautiful Elstree campus this term. I am delighted to see how well they have settled in and how welcoming and friendly the boys have been. There is no doubt that all of the girls have brought a wave of enthusiasm and a real sense of purpose with them. It feels as though they have been here for years.” 

Arrange a visit to Elstree

To arrange a visit to Elstree or to reserve a place for our next Girls’ Discovery Day, please contact our Registrar Tish Gauci on T: 01189 713 302 or email her at registrar@elstreeschool.org.uk.