Aldenham School, Founded 1597

Welcome to
Aldenham Prep

Providing an excellent all-round education for children aged 3-11

The first true branch campus of a UK independent school in KSA

“Choosing a School which provides a holistic education in a loving and caring environment is the best gift a parent can give to their child.”

Aldenham Prep School UK Head Comes To Riyadh As Founding Head

I am extremely excited to be coming to Saudi Arabia as the Founding Head of Aldenham Prep School Riyadh, after  10 years leading Aldenham Prep School UK.

Aldenham Prep Riyadh offers exceptional British Education for boys and girls from age 3 to 11 mirroring exactly what happens in our Aldenham UK School, which is famous for its focus on an excellent all round education.

When your child joins us here at Aldenham Prep Riyadh, they become part of a family which supports and nurtures them in every way. Our approach to education at all ages means that the children enjoy learning.

The children also benefit directly from being part of a larger, global, organisation. Aldenham Prep Riyadh is directly linked with Aldenham Prep UK and we will always make the most of the opportunities for the children to experience that international connection.

We look forward to welcoming you to the Aldenham Family.”

Mrs Vicky Gocher – Head of Aldenham Prep Riyadh

Nursery/Foundation Stage (Age 3+)

Nursery/Foundation Stage (Age 3+)

At Aldenham Riyadh Nursery we provide a high quality education based on learning through play. We strongly believe all children have unique needs and therefore need an exciting and stimulating environment in which to learn.

Lower School – Key Stage 1 (Age 4+)

Lower School – Key Stage 1 (Age 4+)

At age 4+ the children start their formal school journey in a caring and nurturing reception class. With excellent child staff ratios children are encouraged to think outside the box and develop a love of learning. Aldenham children love coming to school!

Upper School – Key Stage 2 (Age 7+)

Upper School – Key Stage 2 (Age 7+)

We ensure each child develops his/her own individual abilities and academic excellences whilst meeting new challenges. We provide the highest standards of education, which promote the development of all-around talents.

Coffee and Classroom Catch-ups at Aldenham Prep Riyadh

Meet The Teachers

Mohamed Aljouma

Meet Mohamed Aljouma

Mr Mohamed Aljouma has been working in schools across Saudi Arabia for 13 years, with a focus on global education. Educated in Syria and the United Kingdom, he will be joining the Aldenham family as Head of Arabic and Islamic Studies.

Anne Marie

Meet Anne-Marie Cottage

With over 10 years' experience teaching at schools both in the UK and internationally, Ms Anne-Marie Cottage has taught at schools in Thailand, Cyprus, Dubai, and Abu Dhabi, and will be joining the Aldenham family as Upper School Lead.

Vicky Gocher

Meet Vicky Gocher

Having worked as the Head of Aldenham Prep in the UK since 2011, Vicky Gocher is relocating to Saudi Arabia to serve as Founding Head of Aldenham Prep Riyadh, where she’ll infuse Aldenham’s 425-year history, culture, and tradition into all facets of the school.

“The determination and imagination of the pupils can be seen in all areas of the school”


Aldenham Prep School has a strong tradition of sport. Games and Physical Education are a very important part of life at the Prep School.  Children from Reception onward have a specialist PE teacher.

Music and Drama

From Nursery onward the children have a specialist music teacher. Pupils have the opportunity to learn various instruments and take part in various dramatic productions throughout the school year.


Aldenham is famous for its excellent all round education. We enable children to develop in both intellect and personality. We provide an exciting range of co-curricular opportunities aimed at developing the whole child.


We hope we have provided all the information you require but please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or we can help in any way. Details of how to reach us or to visit us can be found below.

How to Find Us

Aldenham Prep Riyadh is conveniently located in Riyadh North and is easily accessible from most parts of the city.


Aldenham Prep School Riyadh
Al Noura, As Sahafah,
Riyadh 13321

Aldenham UK

The Flagship of the Aldenham Foundation and founded in 1597, Aldenham UK is steeped in history with 423 years of academic excellence. It embodies the best of timeless traditions and universal values, along with a documented history of a forward-thinking culture that has differentiated it from its peers.

At Aldenham we remember that achievement is an individual matter, be it entry to an Oxbridge college, a sporting or cultural goal or it may simply involve growing up into a well-balanced individual. Dedicated teaching is at the heart of this endeavour as we help our students to focus on their own plans, while our teachers focus on our students.

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