Welcome to our school
We are passionately committed to providing a high quality education for the children in our care so that every child does well here. As an inclusive school we aim to guide and support children so that they achieve their very best educationally, socially and physically in an environment that puts children’s needs at the top of the agenda and where parents feel confident that their children are safe and well cared for during their time with us.
J. Goddard Headteacher
We can confirm that Alban City School has submitted a planning application for a multi-use games area to increase outdoor learning and play space for the school’s pupils, which will enable the school to deliver its outdoor sports curriculum as well as allow all children to play together during playtime. This will include the demolition of the disused Pemberton Building, which is located in the playground.
The school has undertaken a thorough appraisal of alternative site strategies, including the retention and re-use of the Pemberton Building, which established that the Pemberton Building is not suitable for today’s educational needs, therefore cannot be retained at reasonable expense and that the public benefit of demolition significantly outweighs the loss. Furthermore, a Heritage Report commissioned by the school states that the Pemberton Building is a poor example of a building from its era and in relative terms a building of low heritage significance. To preserve some of the heritage of the site, it is proposed to re-use materials from the Pemberton Building to construct various features in the playground including an outdoor classroom. The proposal also includes a significant amount of planting to provide a high quality playground.
The school has consulted with neighbouring residents, Hertfordshire County Council, St Albans District Council, governors and other community stakeholders and their feedback and suggestions has been taken on board. Overall the majority of people consulted over the proposals were in full support and we remain optimistic about our plans.
The planning application can be found on http://planning.stalbans.gov.uk reference number 5/2015/2423
The Herts Advertiser School Awards took place on Wednesday evening at Oaklands College. We were finalists in four categories this year so thank you to our parents for taking the time to nominate our school and staff. Congratulations to Mr Edwards for winning the best Support Staff category and to Bessie who won a Special Recognition award, we are very proud of their achievement.
Next week is half term, which is followed immediately by our Occasional Day when school is closed. Children will return to school on Tuesday 2nd June at the normal time.
We hope everyone has enjoyed the variety of activities that have been taking place this week as part of our first International Week. Each class has learned about a different continent through geography, history, art and cooking activities. This is to help the children learn more about other cultures and countries. We round off the week with our Tour the World event tomorrow in the school hall and hope that parents can join us from 3pm.
We did it! Well done to everyone who helped us hop into the Guinness Book of World Records. We had tremendous support on the day and thank you to the PTA members who organised the event.
Dates for your Diary
- 19 Oct 2015 - Parent/Teacher Evening
- 21 Oct 2015 - Parent/Teacher Evening
- 26 Oct 2015 - Half Term
- 02 Nov 2015 - Inset Day
- 03 Nov 2015 - Bact to School
- 08 Dec 2015 - Apple/Lime Class Concert
- 09 Dec 2015 - Aqua/Sky Class Concert
- 11 Dec 2015 - Carol Service
- The school has submitted a planning application for a Multi Use Games area to increase outdoor learning and play... http://t.co/UyLPfdGfyG 2 weeks ago
- Don't forget it's our Summer Fair this Saturday 11th July 12-2pm http://t.co/WlNjkMcOOd 3 months ago
- Congratulations to our Mr Edwards and to Bessie Davis for winning awards at the Herts Advertiser's School Awards... http://t.co/Bl9x8koNpL 3 months ago
- Don't forget to come along to school from 11.30 today to welcome home Bessie Bear and 5 cyclists who have cycled... http://t.co/pbwtlxEmK9 6 months ago
- Over 500 hoppers at school today! Let's hope that means we broke the world record! Thanks for your support 7 months ago