Our Premises

The buildings, sports fields and gardens of St. Francis' College are set in over 7 acres within the Letchworth Conservation Area (managed by the Letchworth Garden City Heritage Foundation).

Broadway Building

Built in 1938, this building is the main entrance to the school. Its foundation stone was placed by Bishop Eugene van Rechem. Extensions were made to the Dining Hall, Chapel, and other large rooms in the 1960s. The Broadway Building contains inter alia the residential area for the boarders, classrooms, Sixth Form Centre, Head’s and his Deputy’s offices and some of the College's administration staff.

Middle School 

In 1919, the Middle School was built, with Mrs Annie Besant, President of the Theosophical Education Trust, laying a cornerstone to mark the occasion. Later additions were constructed in 1924 around the central courtyard. The Loggia, a large grassed area, is accessible through large French doors along the side of the Middle School.

Nursery and Preparatory Department 

A 1940s large schoolhouse that has wonderful space with light-filled classrooms. This was extended in 2015, to allow new purpose-built teaching rooms.


Built in 1924, along with the gymnasium, our 330-seat professional theatre hosts regular drama productions from Kindergarten to the Sixth Form. One of Britain's most acclaimed actors, Sir Laurence Olivier, made his acting debut here. The theatre was refurbished in 2012 and is very much an integral part of the school.  It is also used by the local community to host plays, dance shows and talks.


The school welcomes students of all faiths, and none. Our beautiful chapel, located within the main Broadway building, is a calm oasis in the midst of our busy school and is available to staff and students alike as a place for reflection. It is also used for assemblies and music concerts.

Other On-site Facilities

The school has everything you would expect, and more, including:

  • well-equipped, modern science laboratories
  • music teaching and practice rooms
  • cookery suite
  • IT suites
  • a 20-metre, indoor heated swimming pool
  • gymnasium
  • dance studio
  • hockey pitches
  • tennis and netball courts
  • large sports field

Within our 7 acre grounds, there is plenty of space to run, walk, chat or just lay on the fields, listen to the wind through the trees, breathe the fresh air, and dream...

If you are interested in hiring any of our facilities please contact reception on 01462 670511 or e-mail admin@st-francis.herts.sch.uk



Extensive playing fields

The purpose built theatre

St Francis College Chapel

Beautiful on site Chapel

Broadway Building & Grounds

Indoor Swimming Pool

Main Reception Entrance