Sheredes Primary School
According to Ofsted, Sheredes is larger than most primary schools. It is greatly oversubscribed and new building work is being completed so that pupil numbers can increase further. It has an attached nursery. Children attend the nursery part-time. The proportion of pupils eligible for free school meals is low and relatively few pupils need additional learning support. The proportion of pupils from minority ethnic backgrounds is below the national average, and almost all pupils speak English as their first language.
Sheredes Primary is situated on an extensive site in a residential area of Hoddesdon, surrounded by mature woodland and access to it can be obtained from both the east and the west sides of the school. The school has wide-ranging facilities, including two halls, an ICT suite and a specialist music room. Outside, there is a large playing field, adventure playground, the school's own woodland area and a pond. The school is adjacent to Sheredes Secondary School. Most Sheredes Primary children move onto Broxbourne Secondary School followed by other secondary schools in the area.
Extra curricular and other
The school hosts an independently run pre-school group. A breakfast and after-school club also runs in the premises and is managed by a private childcare provider.
The school runs an extensive suite of after school clubs including 4 foreign language clubs (Spanish, Italian, Greek, German). Recently it also qualified for a healthy schools award, following an "investors in people" award. It was designated by Hertfordshire Council for further expansion.
In 2007 it was the top school in Hertfordshire for Exam Results and was also the 6th in England and Wales.
Mary Childs is the Head teacher and Lynlea Holden is the Chair of Governors. All Governors are independent of any religious denomination.
Local secondary schools
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