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Admissions

A very warm welcome to Alban City School. We are delighted that you are considering our school for your child.

Alban City School’s admission arrangements are in line with the existing Admissions Code, The School Admissions Appeals Code, and admissions law as it applies to maintained schools and academies. Hertfordshire County Council co-ordinate the admissions process for us and all applications for places in the school are made through this process.

To apply online visit: www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/admissions

Admissions for Reception 2024

The deadline for making an application for Reception 2024 was 15th January 2024. However, if you still wish to make an application, please visit  www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/admissions

Reviews

Here are some reviews from a pupil and some parents of children who left Year 6 in July 2020:

“I had a great time at Alban City. Pretty much everything I did in maths and English in Year 6 I’ve used to help me in Year 7. I’ve settled in to my new school very easily because I’m used to expectations of me being high.  ACS was able to ease me into the learning experience of a Year 7 student while still being a friendly and relaxed environment. It was really hard to say goodbye to my old teachers because they made my primary school experience really great. Alban City taught me everything I needed to be a good Year 7 student.”

“Our daughter loved her seven years at Alban City, which left her extremely well prepared for secondary school. The ACS approach seems a little gentler than many of the other local primaries, with more focus on wellbeing and less on being swamped by homework. This more balanced approach definitely doesn’t stop the children from doing well academically however – or seamlessly transitioning to a demanding homework schedule when they begin Year 7. We couldn’t recommend ACS more highly.”  Ms H

“The years at Alban City School gave my daughter a great start to her school life, which was both nurturing and educational. With a strong foundation in the basics of maths and English and the use of external providers in some subjects, this aided her depth of learning and also paved the way for life in secondary school where they need to build relationships with a range of people. The staff and teachers at Alban City effectively prepared her for the next phase in her life and she moved onto secondary school happily and with confidence.”   Mrs S

“Alban City went to great lengths to prepare my son, who has some special educational needs, for secondary school, they also proactively contacted the new school to ensure a handover of his case notes and make sure the correct provision was in place. As a result there were no flare ups in the first few weeks at secondary school and he has settled in well. Just 2 terms in and he is achieving very well academically too.”  Mr D

“My daughter loved her time at ACS.  The staff ensured that she was brilliantly prepared – emotionally, socially and academically – for secondary school. She started there ready, curious, and quietly confident in herself.” Mrs D

Further Information

Please do explore our website further, especially our class blogs, which are updated at least weekly, showing the learning that has been taking place in each year group during the week. Here you will find photos of happy, active children who are highly engaged in everything they do. We have a school Facebook page, which includes some reviews from our parents, and an Instagram account @albancityschool, which are both updated regularly.

We are always very happy to answer any questions you may have, and you are most welcome to telephone or email us.  We hope you will choose Alban City School for your child, and we look forward to meeting you soon.

As a new school we have fantastic facilities, including a 120-seat theatre, a food technology room, a sensory room, a large PE hall, a fiction and non-fiction library and excellent IT resources with trolleys of Chromebooks and iPads. Our classrooms are bright, spacious and colourful and provide a vibrant environment for children to learn. We usually offer a wide variety of extra-curricular opportunities, as you will find on our clubs and activities page.

Through our own school curriculum, we teach all the usual National Curriculum subjects, and we also teach Character Education, which we deliver through monthly values such as kindness, responsibility and respect, and maintain a clear focus on wellbeing through the 5 Ways to Wellbeing programme.

We live by our motto of happiness, wellbeing and high achievement, and this drives everything we do so that every child achieves the very best outcomes during their time here. At Alban City School, children’s happiness and wellbeing always come first.

Alban City School has a standard admission number of 60 children per year, split into 2 classes of 30 pupils. Each class has a full-time class teacher and teaching assistant. We also have specialist teachers for music, PE and Spanish. Our highly skilled Inclusion team, led by Miss Lord, our Special Educational Needs Co-Ordinator (SENCo), provides support for children with additional needs, both academically and pastorally.