Our School

Welcome

Welcome to the Abbey Church of England, Voluntary Aided Primary School and thank you for your interest in our school. I hope this website will answer many of your questions about who we are and what we do, but please remember there is no substitute for a visit. I invite you to come and meet …

About Us

The first Abbey School was built on a site in Spicer Street and opened in 1848. By the 1870s there were three schools on the site catering for Infants, Junior Boys and Junior Girls and Seniors. Increased numbers led to the splitting of the school and the establishment of Townsend CE School for secondary age …

Vision, Values & Aims

Our Vision Statement A vision statement describes our destination, where we want to go and what we aspire to be. To build foundations, inspired by Christian values, that nurture and empower confident citizens of the future to lead and serve. Our Values Values describe the guiding principles of our school and how we want to …

Christian Ethos

In the education of children at the Abbey School, we value: the Christian ethos of the school within the Anglican tradition; the individuality of each child within the school community; the right of every child to the best quality education within a safe, secure and supportive learning environment; the importance of teaching children to become …

Admissions

Reception Class applications for September 2022 The online application system has now closed but there are spaces available in Reception. Please contact the Office Manager who will be happy to assist. Reception Class applications for September 2023 Full details about admissions to Primary School can be found on the Hertfordshire County Council website. Hertfordshire County …

Wraparound Care

We are very proud of the Wrap Around Care we offer our families. The Morning Club was recently set up in June 2021, extending to after school in September and with an additional member of staff.  Mrs McTernan, who runs the club is ably supported Mrs Duffin, who many children know from her time as …

Staff

Role Teacher Teaching Assistants Headteacher Mrs O’Melia Deputy Headteacher Miss Felstead Year 6 Teacher Mr Yeldham and Head of Key Stage 2 Mrs Simpkin Year 5 Teachers Mrs Harley (Monday-Tuesday) and Mrs Yates (Wednesday-Friday) Mrs Harris Mrs Simpkin Year 4  Teacher Miss Long Mrs Clarke Year 3  Teachers Mrs Roach (Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday morning) and …

Governors

The team of governors represent a cross section of our school community, from parents, staff, the Cathedral, Diocese and Local Authority. Members of our board uphold the Christian ethos of our school and support our Head Teacher in the strategic management of Abbey School. The Instrument for Government states the number and type of governors …

School Inspections

Our priority at the Abbey School is to establish a happy and caring learning environment and to enable each child to develop to his or her full potential in many fields. We pride ourselves on high academic standards, but also place great emphasis on the development of the whole child and aim to prepare each …

Policies

GDPR

Our Data Protection Officer can be contacted by emailing dpo@abbey.herts.sch.uk Requesting access to your personal data Under data protection legislation, parents / carers have the right to request access to information about them that we hold (“Subject Access Request”). To make a request for your child’s personal data, or be given access to your child’s …

Community Links

St Albans Cathedral The Abbey School and St Albans Cathedral share a very special relationship. Abbey School is the trust deed school of the Cathedral and we are supported in our worship, with our Foundation Governors and in our Christian ethos by the Cathedral staff. The school sits within the Abbey Orchard and to this …

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