Arlesey Road, Ickleford, Hitchin, Hertfordshire SG5 3TG
10 reasons to choose Ickleford Primary School
Ickleford Primary School has a Schoolsmith Score® of 69. It is one of the best state primary schools in Hitchin and one of the 3 best independent or state primaries within 1.5 miles.
Ickleford Primary School is a state primary school for boys and girls (50%/50%) between the ages of 4 and 11 years. It is a Church of England voluntary controlled faith school. The school was also rated as Good by Ofsted in its last (2022) inspection. Reception places are sometimes oversubscribed, on first preference.
Average class size
Ickleford Primary School has one class per year, and an average class size of 30 pupils.
Average Year 6 SATS results from 2016-19 and 2022 show that Ickleford Primary School ranks in the top 11% of schools in the country by attainment. By the same measure, progress score rank the school in the top 36% of schools.
The Ickleford Primary School curriculum
School curriculum emphasises Christian social morality and also includes PSHE, French. It is subject based with some cross-curricular projects. The school offers each child a handful of extra-curricular academic activities or hobby clubs.
More on the curriculum
There are regular educational trips for all year groups, visiting speakers and residential trips from Year 5.
Most lessons are taught by the class teacher with some peripatetic and specialist teaching.
Sport at Ickleford Primary School
School offers between 10 and 15 different sports over the course of the year. Representative teams in major sports from Year 3. School Games Mark Gold Award.
The Arts at Ickleford Primary School
Art and music are taught as discrete subjects to all pupils. DT, drama, dance integrated into other subjects. Two choirs. There are some extra-curricular creative and performing arts clubs.
Out of school hours care from 8.00am to 6.00pm provided by an external contractor.
Find another school near Ickleford Primary School
St Francis’ College (3.4 miles); St Christopher School, Letchworth (3.9 miles).
The Priory School (1 mile); Hitchin Girls’ School (2 miles); Hitchin Boys’ School (2.1 miles).