Although Habs Girls’ history stretches back to 1690, the school has only been in its current location for around 50 years, since 1974.

Situated in the leafy, idyllic Hertfordshire countryside, just outside of London, we share our wonderful campus with Habs Boys’ School.

We are surrounded by fields, just a stone’s throw from London Elstree Aerodrome and we are only 3.5 miles from Junction 5 off the M1.

The grounds

We are very fortunate to occupy 104 acres of beautiful green-belt countryside close to Elstree in Hertfordshire. This allows us to endlessly develop and curate our indoor and outdoor spaces for the benefit of our students.

Our school buildings are surrounded by wide-open spaces and playing fields on two sides, with dense woodland on the remaining two. Several small lakes and streams enhance the environment, with plentiful parking available.

Our grounds feature many sports fields, play areas, our Forest School, Wildwood Den, Lime Walk and Rain Garden, plus more nature spaces just waiting to be explored.

These spaces lend themselves perfectly to our Outdoor Education and Forest School.

Our buildings

Notable spaces on the Habs Girls side of the campus include:

Performing arts spaces

Habs Girls has a number of performance spaces for music performances and drama. These include:

  • The Sime Music hall, housing music classrooms and Sime Hall, used for performances.
  • We have two drama studios, one a purpose-built black-box studio for teaching and examination shows; there is also a designated performance space with tiered auditorium seating and high-quality lighting and sound equipment, all which is managed by our in-house Drama Technician.

Sports facilities

At Habs Girls, we have a range of superb sporting spaces, including:

  • A sports hall
  • The senior gym
  • An indoor swimming pool
  • A dance/aerobics studio
  • A fitness suite
  • A performance area
  • 7 outdoor netball courts
  • 9 outdoor tennis courts
  • 6 lacrosse pitches

Our location

Our campus is easy to access from nearby junctions on the M1, M25 and A1.

If coming by rail, you can get a train from St Pancras in London to either Elstree and Borehamwood Station or Radlett Station, then take a taxi from there. Respectively, we are just an 8-10 minute taxi ride from these stations.

If coming by London Underground, you can take either the Northern Line to Edgware Station or Jubilee Line to Stanmore Station, then take a taxi from there.