St Albans School

school in Hertfordshire, UK

St Albans School is a school in St Albans, Hertfordshire. It was founded in 984. Some of the ex-students include Stephen Hawking and Pope Adrian IV.

The school has been called "Britain's oldest public school" by the Daily Mail.[1] In 1818 the school was described as the school as "of very ancient origin, and of great celebrity".[2] The Good Schools Guide describes St Albans as a "traditional public school, with a rich history".[3]


  2. N. Carlisle, "A concise description of the endowed grammar schools in England" (1818) p. 508
  3. St Albans School | St Albans | LEA:Hertfordshire | Hertfordshire Archived 19 July 2009 at the Wayback Machine. The Good Schools Guide. Retrieved on 13 December 2011.