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About Essendon School

Welcome to Essendon C of E (VC) Primary School. Ofsted has continued to judge us a 'Good' school (2022).

'Pupils behave with tolerance and respect, showing the love for others that ties in with the Christian ethos of the school.'   Ofsted 2022     


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.


The Essendon Way and our vision, "Encouraging everyone's light to shine", underpins everything we do. The curriculum is ambitious and varied and, as such, the pupils enjoy coming to school and make excellent progress, whatever their starting point.


'Pupils quickly learn and live up to the school's values, encapsulated in The Essendon Way.'  Ofsted 2022


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.

'Leaders have carefully mapped out an ambitious curriculum... pupils experience a full curriculum and have access to lots of books. Most pupils develop a love of reading.'  Ofsted 2022

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.


'The school is well led and managed. The Governing Body works collaboratively with school leaders to ensure the best outcomes for pupils.' Ofsted 2022                   


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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