Ashtree Primary School
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Ashtree Primary School was built in 1958 due to a rush of Londoners to Britain's first new town, Stevenage. The area had been designated a new town in 1946, and construction had started in Shephall in 1953.
The school found itself struggling academically in the mid-1990s. It received a strongly negative Ofsted evaluation in 1997, but substantial improvements were reported in 1999 and thereafter. Throughout the early 2000s, its test scores tracked consistently above the national average for England, although slightly below those for the Hertfordshire LEA. In Key Stage 2 test results for 2004, its students received a mean score of 26.9.
According to the 2001 Ofsted report, roughly 19% of the student body have "been identified as having special educational needs." These needs are addressed by a three-member faculty team.
A variety of clubs meet throughout the week. Sports include football, netball, and hockey. Other activities include cross-stitch, dance, and choir. In addition, there is a student council to which two students from each class are elected.