Mrs Parkinson

Mrs Parkinson is retiring after 15 years teaching at our school. We wish her well and the children had something to tell her...  

KS1 Summer concert

Didn’t they do well? They performed confidently in front of an appreciative audience and showed everyone how grown up they have become. Many thanks to Mrs. Watters for all her energy and hard work in putting the performances together and to staff and Ms. Evans for their support. Programme proceeds go to The Phoenix Group for Deaf Children who do valuable work to promote independence and build confidence in young people.

Summer Reading Challenge 2017

Roz and Anna from St Albans Library came on Friday to promote the summer reading challenge. The children were excited by the Animal Agents theme. We want the children to develop a love of books and participation rates are always high. For more information, go to

Pupil health and wellbeing

We have appointed GameOn, a specialist sports provider, to run some school PE and after-school clubs from mid-September. We will no longer offer Batchwood tennis, however Monday gymnastics club with Beverley Rees, language clubs and Art club will all continue. There will be more information in the Autumn Term and a special assembly for parents. The children are already very enthusiastic after sample lessons.

Grenfell House collection - update

We are sending £750 to the appeal fund! 
Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your generous donations to the Crisis fund. The money was raised from a non-uniform day and it will support children and their families as they try to rebuild their lives. Please continue to pray for all those affected. Mrs Dempsey

Open Evening 2017

Museum of St Albans - blue and yellow day!

  St Albans Museum Trust will be delighted with our £200 donation to the new Learning Centre being developed in the Old Town Hall building on St Peter’s Street. Thank you for donating. The team will operate outreach to schools and we will organize a visit once all the works are complete. Did you see us in the Herts Ad?      

Ace Clothing - Summer oprning

Normal opening hours until 28 July – Mon-Fri 9.30-5.00; summer closure 31 July to 4 Aug. From 7 August – summer opening hours Mon-Fri 9.30-5.00, Sat 10.00-5.00 12 Aug – 30 Sept. You can also order online at To beat the queues, Ace strongly recommends that parents order before the middle of August. Please allow at least 7 days for all phone and online orders and wait for Ace to notify you when the order is ready. There will be a separate collection point at the back of the Ace store for pre-paid, notified orders ONLY.

Green Day 2017

We all come together at the end of the day to sing our Green Day Song.

Eco poster winners

Congratulations to our Eco poster winners - Amelia and Finley - Nursery, Jan - Class 1, Patrick - Class 2, Genevieve - Class 3, Alicia - Class 4, Ariane - Class 5 and Caitlin - class 6.

Y2 transition

Here are the slides from the transition evening meeting for Y2 parents.
Transition parent presentation 2017

Guide Dogs for the Blind

Year 1 had a visit from JB, a guide dog. We sent a donation of £100 to the charity which was raised at our Foundation Stage summer concert.


Key Stage 1 Sports Day

Foundation Sports Day

PTA News

The Ball by the Lake - Saturday September 16th. There is now only one table left for this event. It can be taken by a group or up to ten individuals. Tickets cost £55. If you would like to purchase one or more, please email Guests from outside the school community are very welcome.
Autumn Fair - Saturday September 23rd autumn fair
PTA Newsletter May

Open Classroom - 26th May, 2017

Here are some photos from class 6

Class 6 enjoying the Bring & Buy

Half term Maths competition winners

Nursery am - Asher
Nursery pm - Clara
Nursery flex 1 - Lois
Nursery flex 2 - Louis
Class 1 - Rafi
Class 2 - Mia
Class 3 - Daisy
Class 4 - Maddy
Class 5 - Josie
Class 6 - Jack

Here are the winning photos

We watched the chicks hatching!

World book day - every class decorated their door

Sainsbury’s Active Kids vouchers

We welcome Sainsbury’s Active Kids vouchers which we can use to get playground and PE equipment. Please ask your neighbours and family to collect too – thank you!