Welcome to Albury Primary School. Our School is situated in a small rural village, five miles from Bishop’s Stortford, next to the Parish Church of St Mary the Virgin. The school consists of the original Victorian building and a relatively new school hall and kitchen which opened in July 2008. The school is set in attractive grounds encompassing a hard-playing area, sports field, pond and natural wild life environment.
Our children are here for up to nine years, including Seedlings pre-school. This enables us to get to know the children and understand them very well. There is a high standard of teaching in all areas of our school delivered within a warm, caring and friendly atmosphere.
We welcome applications from Albury village and all surrounding areas. We are always pleased to meet with prospective parents and show them around the school. Please call the school office on 01279 771253 for a prospectus and application form or you can download an application form on our admissions page.
Below are a selection of quotes from our last Ofsted inspection (September 2014). A copy of this report can be found by clicking on the “Key Information” link and then the Ofsted tab.
This is a good school
- ‘There is a very positive and welcoming school atmosphere where pupils learn and thrive’.
- ‘Pupils show considerable enthusiasm for learning and their outstanding behaviour supports their academic achievement’.
- ‘There are highly effective procedures to ensure that pupils are safe. Pupils feel safe and very well looked after by staff’.
- ‘Good teaching successfully engages pupils and promotes good progress. Some teaching is outstanding’.
- ‘Children in Nursery and Reception achieve well. They make a good start to their school life’.
- ‘Parents are very pleased with the care and education provided for their children’.
The behaviour and safety of pupils are outstanding
- ‘The behaviour of pupils is outstanding. The school’s work to keep pupils safe and secure is also outstanding’.
- ‘Pupils in Key Stage 1 and 2 show a real thirst for learning. They participate with enthusiasm in the activities provided. Some of their comments including, ‘learning is fun’ and ‘you know when you come into school that you will have a good day’.
The quality of teaching is good
- ‘Teaching successfully engages pupils and promotes good learning for all groups. Some teaching is outstanding and promotes rapid progress. Clear explanations and demonstrations help to ensure that pupils know and undertand what they are expected to learn’.
- ‘Teachers convey high expectations of learning and behaviour and the pupils respond very well to these. Pupils are inspired and motivated by their teachers’ enthusiasm and strong subject knowledge’.
The achievement of pupils is good
‘Pupils are making good progress in Key Stage 1 and 2. Attainment at the end of Year 6 is usually above average in reading, writing and mathematics’.
The early years provisions is good
- ‘The Nursery and Reception classes are well led and managed. Leaders have recently brought about improvements to the provision in the Early Years Foundation Stage. Childen are offered a wider range of learning activities and leaders are checking children’s attainment more sharply. These improvements are having a positive impact on children’s achievement and enjoyment’.
- ‘Adults have established high quality relationships with the children and create a positive and stimulating environment for them to learn and flourish. The children feel safe, grow in confidence and relate extremely well to adults and to other children. Their behaviour is very positive’.