• 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.”

Wheelchair Service

The countywide service which looks after the needs of Hertfordshire’s wheelchair users is being centralised on the one site.
The service is currently based at two centres - in Kingsley Green, (formerly Harperbury Hospital) near Radlett and at South Mundells in Welwyn Garden City - but from Monday July 18, the service is coming together on the Kingsley Green site.
The decision to centralise the service at Kingsley Green was made following discussions with staff and users.

The advantages of the Kingsley Green site are:
We will now be able to offer a dedicated and fully staffed reception available during normal clinic hours offering assistance for people getting to and from the parking bays.

We will now be able to offer greater staff coverage during normal office hours, ensuring that users can speak to a member of the reception team rather than leaving a message on an answer phone.

Kingsley Green is easily located and is well served by the A1, M1 and M25 road networks. Users said that they found South Mundells hard to locate. Several residents of east and north Hertfordshire have already opted to have their Wheelchair appointments at Kingsley Green rather than South Mundells due to the ease of location.

Jo Burlingham, Assistant Director of Operations (Adult Specialist Services), said: “We have talked to our users and sought their views and ideas on how we can improve our service for them. We have now contacted all 6,500 to inform them of the new service arrangements.
“It will still be possible to book non-emergency patient transport for clinic appointments held at Kingsley Green (formerly Harperbury Hospital) and we are continuing to offer home visits or appointments at satellite clinics in east and north Hertfordshire where appropriate.”
Also from July 18, the approved repair service for wheelchairs in east and north Herts will be provided by Hertfordshire Community Equipment Service (part of Herts County Council). The service is based at Mundells in Welwyn Garden City, phone number 01707 292555