Chandlers Road, St Albans, Hertfordshire AL4 9RS
10 reasons to choose Skyswood Primary School
Skyswood Primary School has a Schoolsmith Score® of 72. It is one of the best state primary schools in St Albans and one of the 4 best independent or state primaries within 2 miles.
Skyswood Primary School is a state primary school for boys and girls (50%/50%) between the ages of 3 and 11 years. It is an academy converter. The school is one of the 7 members of Alban Academies Trust. The school was also rated as Outstanding by Ofsted in its last (2014) inspection. It is one of the 20 most oversubscribed state primary schools for first preference Reception place applications in the Hertfordshire LEA.
Average class size
Skyswood Primary School has one class per year, and an average class size of 31 pupils.
Average Year 6 SATS results from 2016-19 and 2022 show that Skyswood Primary School ranks in the top 4% of schools in the country by attainment. By the same measure, progress score rank the school in the top 9% of schools.
The Skyswood Primary School curriculum
School curriculum also includes PSHE, French. Core subjects are taught separately, but foundation subjects, such as geography and history, are taught as half-termly topics with cross-curricular links to other subjects. 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 and visiting speakers.
Most lessons are taught by the class teacher with specialist teaching for languages and music.
Sport at Skyswood Primary School
School offers between 10 and 15 different sports over the course of the year. Representative teams in major sports from Year 3.
The Arts at Skyswood 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.
School hours are from 8.45am to 3.15pm though before and after school clubs can extend the day from 8.00am to 4.20pm.
Find another school near Skyswood Primary School
St Columba’s College Prep (3.2 miles); St Albans High School for Girls, Wheathampstead House Prep (4.4 miles); Aldwickbury School (5.1 miles).
Fleetville Junior School (1.7 miles); Ss Alban and Stephen Catholic Primary School, St Albans (2 miles); Maple Primary School (2.1 miles).
St Albans High School for Girls (2.1 miles); St Albans High School for Girls (2.1 miles); St Albans Independent College (2.5 miles).
Sandringham School (0.5 miles); Sandringham School (0.5 miles); Beaumont School (1.5 miles).