" Children starting school are particularly well supported in a number of ways. During the inspection, for example, a lively and very enjoyable lunch was held for parents and carers with their nursery age children who will be starting school in September." Ofsted Report, July 2011
Our cook Concepta Ertan and her team make freshly prepared school dinners ensuring each child chooses something from each food group. Our School Crossing Patrol, Christine Mawby, makes sure we safely cross Camp Road.
We have extremely strong links with the Junior school, with Heads of Schools working very closely together.
At the end of Year 2 the children transfer to the Junior School which is close by. The year 2 children have the opportunity to visit the Juniors regularly during the year such as sharing Liturgical celebrations or watching end of term productions. They also visit through various family events that the PTA holds. At the end of year 2, the children visit the Junior school to meet their new teachers and see their new classroom. The teachers from both schools meet up to discuss the needs of individual children to ensure a smooth transfer. All records and reports are discussed and passed to the Junior staff.
The Junior School children come to help the Infants with their Bring and Buy Sale (held in Maths week each year) and to watch our productions too.
There are very close links between Ss Alban & Stephen parish and our school, with frequent masses (both at school and at church). Sister Anita visits us regularly and talk with the children about important events in the year (such as the Advent Wreath) and the children show them the work they had produced during their RE lessons.
We have a vibrant youth section in our parish. There are activities for children from birth to adulthood.
We have charitable links both here and abroad and strongly believe that the children should learn to share with others not as fortunate as ourselves. Throughout the year there are several charities that we support, at a local, national and international level.
Lent - Thank you to everyone for participating in the non-uniform day in support of the Catholic Children’s Society. We have raised a total of £300 - thank you so much for your generosity.
We sent £520 to from the donations raised at the Christmas performances. This money will go towards giving vulnerable children gifts and a hot meal this Christmas. Your donations really make a difference, thank you. If you would like to find out more, please visit the Action for Children website.
Thank you everyone for your generous support for Children in Need. The children had wonderful fun dressing up in their spots and stripes and participating in our sponsored dance-a-thon. With your support, we managed to raise a whopping £600! Thanks to Miss Ketley and all staff members for getting involved and raising much needed funds for an excellent cause.
Thank you for your generous donations at our Harvest festival. All donations received were given to the Women’s Refuge in St Albans.
"They [pupils] make a tremendous contribution to the school and wider community through a wide range of responsibilities and activities, especially through charity work." Ofsted Report, July 2011