Three schools in St Albans and Potters Bar have merged to form a new education group.

The St Albans Education Group will officially form in September, after the joining of St Albans High School for Girls (STAHS), STAHS Prep and Stormont School.

St Albans & Harpenden Review: St Albans High School for Girls.St Albans High School for Girls. (Image: Paternoster)

The institutions have held a "decades-long relationship", with the merger set to provide a more formal partnership.


STAHS current head Amber Waite, who will lead the St Albans Education Group, said: "With both STAHS and Stormont in good financial health, the St Albans Education Group’s focus will be on the development of a new, group-wide development strategy to ensure that each school continues to offer a world-class girls’ education in top-quality, purpose-built facilities that support their academic, social, and co-curricular development and all-round wellbeing."

St Albans & Harpenden Review: Amber Waite, who will lead the St Albans Education Group.Amber Waite, who will lead the St Albans Education Group. (Image: Paternoster)

Louise Martin, who will remain as head of Potters Bar's Stormont School, added: "This is an exciting new chapter in our schools’ histories.

St Albans & Harpenden Review: Louise Martin, head of Stormont School.Louise Martin, head of Stormont School. (Image: Paternoster)

"At a time when independent schools face greater challenges than ever before, we are bringing together two similar institutions to operate under one umbrella, sharing support, expertise and resources to continue, and continue to improve, the outstanding educational opportunities we deliver for all our pupils.” 

St Albans & Harpenden Review: Stormont School, Potters Bar.Stormont School, Potters Bar. (Image: Paternoster)

St Albans & Harpenden Review: STAHS Prep, in St Albans.STAHS Prep, in St Albans. (Image: Paternoster)