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
Thank you to everyone who has supported Children in Need today by helping with activities and in sending in donations. The children have had fun with the sports activities that school have been running in the hall. Special thanks to the PTA for holding their Scooter Wash in the courtyard. The parent helpers along with four volunteers from our accountants Kingston Smith helped the children clean their scooters a class at a time & completed the challenge despite some very changeable weather, they did a great job!
Alban City School and Access Self Storage join forces to help refugees in Calais
This year, the parents and children at Alban City School are helping efforts to provide aid for refugees in Calais. They have already sent hundreds of items including firewood, building materials and cooking equipment to bring comfort to refugees stuck in camps.
The donations are piling up quickly, so quickly in fact that here at the school we have no room for them anymore! Luckily, the team at Access Self Storage Hemel Hempstead has agreed to store all of the excess items free of charge until sufficient funds can be raised to transport them to Calais.
Local parent Max Abbiss-Biro has set up a crowd-funding page with a target of £500 to cover the cost of transporting the items to the refugees by the end of the month. Staff, students and parents have already donated over £350 to the cause.
Max said: “With help from the community, we can deliver real and effective relief through what promises to be a very challenging winter for men, women and children trapped in the dunes outside Calais – a two hour drive and a half-hour ferry ride from our front doors.”
If you would like to get involved, you can help in two ways:
Either by making a donation at: http://crowdfunding.justgiving.com/AlbantoCalais or by donating items to be sent over to Calais: currently Max and his team are looking for donations of tents, boots, jackets, mobile phones, razors and food, to help refugees in the coming winter months.
All item donations should be taken to Access Self Storage Hemel Hempstead on Riversend Road, which has kindly offered free use of its storage space until the end of the appeal.
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.
Dates for your Diary
- 08 Dec 2015 - Apple/Lime Class Concert
- 09 Dec 2015 - Aqua/Sky Class Concert
- 11 Dec 2015 - Carol Service
- 18 Dec 2015 - End of Term
- The school has submitted a planning application for a Multi Use Games area to increase outdoor learning and play... http://t.co/UyLPfdGfyG 2 months ago
- Don't forget it's our Summer Fair this Saturday 11th July 12-2pm http://t.co/WlNjkMcOOd 5 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 5 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 7 months ago
- Over 500 hoppers at school today! Let's hope that means we broke the world record! Thanks for your support 8 months ago