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About Essendon School

Welcome to the website of Essendon C of E (VC) Primary School.

“Pupils develop well both academically and socially.” Ofsted 2017       


Situated in the beautiful village of Essendon, with an idyllic setting and ease of access from Welwyn Garden City, Hertford, Hatfield and Potters Bar, Essendon is an ideal option for those seeking a small, community-based school, with all the benefits that brings to a child’s education.


Our vision, "Encouraging everyone's light to shine", underpins everything we do, and staff work closely together with the needs of each individual pupil at heart. The curriculum is exciting and varied and, as such, the pupils enjoy coming to school and make excellent progress, whatever their starting point.


“You have ensured that pupils have access to a broad and balanced curriculum, including opportunities to learn about the outside world.” Ofsted 2017


We pride ourselves on our broad and balanced curriculum and the wide range of opportunities children can expect to receive in order to take their learning in new and exciting directions. We are fortunate to have an extremely supportive community of parents and families who work closely with the school to support pupils in their learning at school, at home and beyond.


We are blessed with a dedicated and highly skilled governing body who are integral to the running of the school, working in many different capacities. In particular, our governors work with staff to help develop different areas of the curriculum as well as being closely involved in the finances, resources, premises and staffing of the school.


“Pupils are very well behaved, both within the classroom and in the playground. They are thoughtful, kind and generous with their time and support. In lessons, pupils are eager to learn.” Ofsted 2017                    


We warmly invite visits and prospective parents are welcome to make an appointment to visit the school at any time.

School Prospectus

If you are considering sending your child to Essendon School, our propectus contains detailed information that we hope will help you to make an informed decision. We also warmly welcome visits, so please contact us to book an appointment!

The prospectus is available here.

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