• OFSTED
    Outstanding 2014

    “The achievement of children in the Early Years is outstanding. They make consistently high rates of progress academically, personally and socially in relation to their very low starting points.”

  • OFSTED
    Outstanding 2014

    “Pupils at Key Stages 1 to 4, children in Early Years and students in the sixth form, including those those with autism and profound and multiple learning difficulties and multi-sensory impairments, make significant and sustained progress. As a result of outstanding teaching and highly effective support to indivualise learning."

  • OFSTED
    Outstanding 2014

    “A rich and stimulating, broad and balanced, and highly relevent curricullum is in place. Every pupil across the school from Early Years to the sixth form greatly benefits from an individualised curriculum with a strong emphasis on developing pupils’ communication, literacy skills and their personal, social and health education.”

  • OFSTED
    Outstanding 2014

    "Pupils with profound and muliple learning difficulties often experience a sense of wonder through well-planned sensory activities" “Under the transformational leadership of the headteacher the school has sustained outstanding leadership and management since its previous inspection."

  • OFSTED
    Outstanding 2014

    “Children are very happy and most eager to join in with their activities. They display high levels of concentration, imagination and curiosity about the world around them."

  • OFSTED
    Outstanding 2014

    "The achievement of students in the sixth form is outstanding resulting from outstanding teaching over time." “Pupils have excellent relationship with adults and show kindness and respect to each other. They are courteous and polite to adults.”

  • OFSTED
    Outstanding 2014

    " Pupils have excellent attitudes to learning and always try their very best in lessons." "The teaching of communication, literacy and numeracy is very effective."

  • OFSTED
    Outstanding 2014

    "The school's work to keep pupils safe and secure is outstanding." "Rigorous and regular monitoring of teaching through lesson observations, pupil progress meetings and scrutiny of pupils' work is outstanding."

  • OFSTED
    Outstanding 2014

    “Leaders make excellent use of the primary school physical education and sport premium.” “Pupils have excellent relationship with adults and show kindness and respect to each other. They are courteous and polite to adults.”

  • OFSTED
    Outstanding 2014

    “Teachers and teaching assistants were seen working well together in all lessons to support the learning of individual and small groups of pupils, ensuring that tasks were carefully matched to each individual pupil’s learning needs and breaking tasks down into smaller steps.”

Physical Education


As a growing PE department we continue to provide pupils with a broad and balanced curriculum encouraging our young people to develop their skills and gain success so that they continue a healthy and active lifestyle beyond school and into adulthood. Special Olympics East Herts continues to grow and move from strength to strength with many new families from the school bringing their children to a range of activities offered throughout the week, which is great to see.


In Gymnastics, pupils have the opportunity to gain an understanding of their own body developing their control, co-ordination and balance skills through a variety of activities. In the Lower school pupils have been developing their basic skills and confidence levels when using apparatus, whilst the upper school has been learning how to choreograph, remember and repeat sequences both as an individual and working as part of a group. Selected pupils from Students 1 and Students 2 have also had the opportunity to attend Trampolining club whereby they have been learning how to perform basic skills including a tuck jump, full twist and swivel hips.


“Tiny Toes” dance group once again took part in the Hertford and Ware dance festival performing a routine based on exploring through the jungle whilst “Unique” dance club performed a piece called “Murmeration” alongside pupils from Simon Balle School. This collaboration allowed our young people to develop relationships and share successes with other dancers of a similar age. Professionals from “West End in Schools Dance Company” visited in the Spring Term delivering a workshop based around storytelling through Dance. The Lower school enjoyed learning movements to the well-known tale of “The Gingerbread Man” and the Upper school performed the story “Where the Wild Things Are”.


Pupils continue to represent the school at various SLD events competing against the other 5 schools in Hertfordshire. Teams were selected to compete in the Football Tournament, Swimming Gala, Boccia Competition, Athletics meets as well as the Primary and Secondary Panathlon Competitions. As always the results were close throughout all of the events with Amwell View taking 1st place in the Athletics and both Panathalon competitions.


Through a new initiative known as “Building Bridges” pupils from both the lower and upper school have had the opportunity toparticipate in their Dance and PE lessons alongside leaders from local mainstream Primary Schools. This link has provided our young people with the opportunity to develop friendships, build on their social skills and understanding of leadership whilst changing misconceptions of people with Special Educational Needs and impacting the younger members of society in the local area.


Pupils from the Upper school have also had the opportunity to use the local facilities and complete their Tennis lessons at the courts owned by St Margaretsbury Tennis Club. In addition to this the charity “Chance to shine” has provided our pupils with training from experienced and innovative Cricket coaches. Both of these opportunities have enabled the pupils to develop their basic skills level and their understanding of these Games.


Amwell View continues to maintain their strong link with Saracens Rugby club and this year pupils and their families were able to visit the Allianz Stadium to watch a game of Premiership Rugby. A great day was had by all with a number of new families attending the event for the first time.


The post 16 PE curriculum at Amwell View has changed this year with pupils completing modules from their ASDAN course within their PE lessons. Both Students 1 and 2 were able to explore a range of new games with pupils selecting their favourite (Bowling and Crazy Golf) and participating in this at an offsite facility. Within their PE lessons pupils were responsible for developing their skills level and planning their trip which included booking the bus, creating their own social story and afterwards reflecting on whether they enjoyed the activity.


Alex Cloona, our new Health and Wellbeing Officer, has made a great impact on the school in his first year. Throughout the week he works with selected pupils developing their understanding of how to maintain a healthy lifestyle through exercise and eating a balanced diet. Pupils participate in activities based around Athletics, Swimming and OAA and have really benefitted from the 1:1 training.


Swimming continues to be a vital area of the PE curriculum in offering all pupils the freedom of movement in the water as well developing our young people’s understanding of leading a healthy and active lifestyle. Parents from all classes have had the opportunity to come and watch their young person in their swimming lessons and have been able to see the progress that they have made throughout the year. This year has also seen the introduction of a new club “Aquabeat” which links music with Dance in the water and provides members of Students 2 with another way of keeping active whilst having fun.


Sports Week continues to be another highlight of the Summer Term with classes celebrating the up and coming Rio Olympics. Brazilian Carnival workshops, Olympic Festivals and learning about the diet of an Athlete all contributed to the week’s success. Also featuring was our annual Sports Day whereby pupils are able to showcase their jumping, throwing and team work skills in the morning’s field events and their running and determination in the afternoon’s track programme. It was great to see so many families watching their young person and creating a real stadium atmosphere for the Athletes on the track.