St Mary’s is a Voluntary Controlled school in the Diocese
of St Albans for children between the ages of 3 and 11.
Children are admitted to school in the September of the school year
in which they become 5, but can join our nursery class when they
are 3 years old.
Our main catchment areas are Tonwell, Hertford and Ware, although
we do have children who come from much further afield to enjoy the
many advantages our school has to offer.
History and Local Environment
Tonwell St. Mary’s was built in 1858 and now incorporates
the building of St. Mary’s Chapel. The refurbishment of the
redundant chapel provides two classrooms.
The original school, with its beautiful leaded windows and vaulted
roof, is still used as our school hall. Later additions to the school
have been designed to complement the existing edifice, giving the
school a unique character and charm.
Our school is within the parish of Bengeo and enjoys close links
with Holy Trinity Church. We attend the church for services while
the Vicar and members of the church regularly visit school to lead
Our school is set in attractive grounds, which provide for both
historical investigation and geographical study.