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Welcome to St. Andrew’s Church of England (Voluntary Controlled) Primary School.

I am delighted that you are visiting our school website and hope that it will provide you with both useful information and a valuable insight into our school.

We are a one-form entry primary school in the historical and fast-expanding village of Stanstead Abbotts in Hertfordshire. The school is popular and now over-subscribed. The standard admissions number is 30 per class.

We have a very supportive and informed team of Governors behind us and a friendly and active P.T.A. who contribute greatly to the social life of our children and their families as well as providing school with many ‘extras’ through their tireless fund-raising. Parents/carers are an integral part of our school family and are welcome in school in many volunteer roles.

As a Church of England School, our worship is Christian and Bible-based. We have strong links with the local Parish Church of St. Andrew’s (in the Diocese of St. Albans) which the children attend four times a year. The clergy team lead collective worship in school once a week. Whilst in Religious Education the children study other major world religions and learn to be tolerant, our school life is firmly founded upon Christian values. We constantly work to develop and maintain these and we trust that parents who send their children to St. Andrew’s will understand and support us in this.

Every moment of the formative years that each child spends in school provides a valuable opportunity and contributes to their future. The shared values of the St. Andrew’s staff team strongly motivate us to work together to inform and enrich the lives of our children and indeed of our whole school community. We promote excellence and confidence in all areas to enable each child to fulfil their potential; physically, mentally, socially and spiritually. We encourage a love of life, a love of learning and love for one another, in an environment which allows the freedom to be a child.

Children learn best when they feel that they and their efforts are valued. We set high standards and use many forms of praise and encouragement. Primary-aged children need huge amounts of positive input from school and home alike. It is important to us that we work closely with you to ensure that our children are happy, secure and that their learning is fully supported. As we share this responsibility, your child will have the best possible opportunity to become an effective and confident life-long learner, making the most of every opportunity at St. Andrew’s.

Please come and visit the school if you would like to find out more.

Mrs. Shirley Arnold

(Headteacher)