Yeomans Avenue, Harpenden, Hertfordshire AL5 3EF
10 reasons to choose Wood End School
Wood End School has a Schoolsmith Score® of 72. It is one of the best state primary schools in Harpenden and one of the 3 best independent or state primaries within 1 mile.
Wood End School is a state primary school for boys and girls (50%/50%) between the ages of 4 and 11 years. It is a community school. The school was also rated as Outstanding by Ofsted in its last (2008) inspection. Reception places are usually oversubscribed every year, on first preference.
Average class size
Wood End School has two classes per year, and an average class size of 30 pupils.
Average Year 6 SATS results from 2016-19 and 2022 show that Wood End School ranks in the top 1% of schools in the country by attainment. By the same measure, progress score rank the school in the top 11% of schools.
The Wood End School curriculum
School curriculum also includes PSHE, French, Spanish. 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, visiting speakers and a residential trip in Year 6.
Most lessons are taught by the class teacher with specialist teaching for sport.
Sport at Wood End School
School offers between 10 and 15 different sports over the course of the year. Competitive teams in major sports from Year 3.
The Arts at Wood End School
Art and music are taught as discrete subjects to all pupils. DT, drama, dance integrated into other subjects. Two choirs and an orchestra. There are some extra-curricular creative and performing arts clubs.
Out of school hours care from 7.45am (school staff) to 6.00pm (external contractor).
Find another school near Wood End School
Roundwood Primary School (0.3 miles); Manland Primary School (1.5 miles); St Nicholas Church of England Primary School, Harpenden (1.6 miles).
The King’s School, Harpenden (1 mile); St Albans High School for Girls (5.9 miles); St Albans School (6.5 miles).
Roundwood Park School (0.6 miles); St George’s School (1.4 miles); Sir John Lawes School (1.9 miles).