Chaplaincy and NHVS


Fr. L Bennett, Chaplain

Rev L Batson, Anglican Priest


Thursday 4.45pm - 5.45pm in The Barn (Chaplaincy Centre)

Mass Times

Wednesday 12.45pm

Sunday 7.00pm

Oratory (Morning Prayer)

Weekdays, 7.15am in the Chapel

Night Prayer

Earle and Magdalen Houses in the Chapel

Hawley, Petre, Dennett and Campion in House


Willow is a group of senior prefects committed to the promotion of good relationships among students. Willow is student-based and deals with student-to-student issues. Only when appropriate and in extreme cases will there be staff input. The group meets each Wednesday at tutorial time. 

The Willow Group Aims:
  • To improve communication, understanding and relationships within the school
  • To encourage self-confidence, compassion and tolerance in all
  • To train New Hall students to be independent and assertive
  • To put into practice New Hall's anti-bullying policy as published in the student handbook
  • To make all students understand the range of forms that bullying takes, to recognise when it is happening and to take action to stop it

Diocesan Inspection Reports

  • To download the Senior Diocese of Brentwood Section 48 Inspection Report click here
  • To download the Prep Diocese of Brentwood Section 48 Inspection Report click here

Founded in 1978, the New Hall Voluntary Service has been providing help and support to vulnerable members of our local community for over 35 years.

A sense of community spirit is fostered at New Hall School through its Voluntary Service where all students are encouraged to serve the local community.

The Preparatory School and Years 7 and 8 are involved in collecting items for the NHVS Christmas hampers, entertaining visiting groups and helping with fundraising.
In the Trinity Term of Year 8, students become involved in an action group of their choice from the range appropriate to their age.

From Year 9 onwards, students are encouraged to continue their involvement with NHVS by signing up each term for one of the six groups available to them.

It is hoped that by the time students reach Year 12 they will volunteer to become Group Leaders. This can involve contacting visiting guests, liaising with adult supporters, organising younger students and presenting termly reports to the Co-ordinating Committee and adult supporters. It helps the students to develop their leadership skills and it is hoped that it will lead to a lifelong wish to help others less fortunate.

Parents and friends of New Hall School support these activities in many ways, including working on the Co-ordinating Committee, supporting the Year 12 leaders as adult supporters, driving one of our school minibuses, escorting, providing food and by supporting fundraising events.

Our students on NHVS

Watch former students - Will, Charlotte and Tahir - share their experiences of the New Hall Voluntary Service here:

NHVS Contacts

  • NHVS Manager: Mrs Jo McPherson
  • NHVS Chair: Mrs Jo McPherson
  • NHVS Assistant: 
  • Finance: Mrs Jo McPherson