• Welcome to St. Hugh's Preparatory School

    Located in the picturesque village of Woodhall Spa in Lincolnshire, we are a co-educational preparatory school offering both day and boarding options. 

    With exceptional facilities and an outstanding academic record, we provide a happy, inclusive and stimulating learning environment for children aged 2-13 from a broad catchment area and a wide range of backgrounds.

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  • Where tradition meets innovation

    At St Hugh’s, we’re justly proud of our traditional values of honesty, independence, hard work and courtesy. Consideration for others and a spirit of service are all part of the St Hugh’s experience.

    Despite our traditional character, St Hugh’s is a forward-thinking school. We aim to prepare our pupils for the challenges of living, working and making a positive difference in today’s society. 

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  • First class facilities

    Our school boasts outstanding facilities, including spacious, modern teaching rooms, the latest ICT equipment, an extensive library and a superbly-equipped music school with auditorium.

    Sporting achievement is high on our agenda, and our facilities include an indoor, heated swimming pool and extensive sports pitches. 

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  • Developing their potential

    We achieve outstanding academic results. Why? We attract the finest teaching talent from around the country, and our broad, stimulating curriculum is second to none. We believe in nurturing all our pupils’ talents, wherever they lie, and we provide a happy, caring environment, in which all children are encouraged to work hard and fulfil their potential.

    The outcome is a strong track record of achievement, in which no child is left behind.

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Boarding

We are proud of our strong boarding tradition at St. Hugh's. We are extremely flexible, and aim to meet the needs of the children as well as the demands of busy working parents.  

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To read our entry on the Good Schools Guide click here

Latest News

  • Ski Update +

    Yet another warm day on the slopes! Mr Vernon was quoted saying: "it was like being on holiday"! The kids Read More
  • First day skiing +

    After a good night's sleep and a big breakfast we had our first day of skiing at Pila ski resort. Read More
  • Ski Trip Arrived +

    We have arrived safe and well! Few tired faces but all very excited to hit the slopes tomorrow. Have had Read More
  • Plate Winners +

    Congratulations to the U13 sevens team on winning the plate in the National Small Schools Sevens Tournament today at Oundle. Read More
  • A Family Affair +

    It was good to see three generations of the Nelstrop family in attendance at the reunion yesterday. With ten members Read More
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St. Hugh's Association

Are you a former pupil? If so, we would be delighted you to hear from you. Please use the alumni form found here.

Astroturf Appeal

The school is investing in extra playing fields. The extra land provides the opportunity through fund-raising to build a full size all weather pitch.

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Nursery

St. Hugh's Nursery provides a wonderful play and learning environment for children in their early years. We welcome children from 2 to 4 years old.

Facilities

The school has some outstanding facilities. The excellent teaching facilities

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Scholarships and Bursaries

At St Hugh’s, we’re very proud of our Scholarship scheme. We offer scholarships to pupils joining Year 7, which will be available for the duration of the child’s time at St. Hugh’s i.e. for Year 7 and for Year 8.

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