Duncombe School

4 Warren Park Road, Bengeo, Hertford, Hertfordshire

01992 414109

2-11 yrs
English National Curriculum
Type of School
Day School
Main Language


At Duncombe, we truly believe that every child is unique and possesses a set of talents that are all their own. It is our mission to discover and cultivate those talents in each child, providing them with the tools they need to succeed both academically and personally. We understand that every child has their own strengths and weaknesses, which is why we take a holistic approach to education.

Our well-rounded educational approach focuses not only on academic achievement but also on personal growth and development. We encourage our children to explore their passions, think critically and creatively, and develop strong communication and interpersonal skills. Our nurturing environment ensures that every child feels safe, valued, and supported, enabling them to thrive and achieve their full potential.

Duncombe School is a place which promotes the education of the whole child in a nurturing and safe environment. We teach our children that the way they behave can make a difference to all our lives.

Jeremy Phelan


Jeremy Phelan has been serving as the Head of School at Duncombe School since 2013. He completed his undergraduate studies in History and Philosophy at Cardiff University before pursuing a PGCE in Primary Education. His educational journey has been marked by a dedication to fostering a love for learning and educational leadership.

Jeremy's career began as the Head of Religious Studies at a respected middle school in Suffolk, England. Later, he took on leadership roles at a distinguished secondary school in Colchester, serving as the Head of RE and Assistant Head of Year. During this time, he also earned a Master's degree in Education and Leadership in 2005.

Before joining Duncombe School, Jeremy made significant contributions as the Deputy Head (pastoral) at Felsted Preparatory School, a well-regarded institution known for its academic excellence and holistic approach to education.

Jeremy’s extensive experience and unwavering commitment to education makes him an exceptional leader at Duncombe School, where he continues to drive the institution towards excellence in education

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