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Ponsbourne St. Mary's School,

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Ponsbourne St. Mary's is a Church of England Voluntary Controlled School, which was founded in 1847. We celebrated our 150th birthday in 1997 with many former staff, pupils and friends of the school.

Ponsbourne St. Mary's ChurchThe original buildings remain with remarkably few alterations except for the addition of our new classroom. The schoolhouse has now been adopted for educational purposes and is used mainly for offices, the library and additional teaching areas.

Strong links with the church are maintained despite the fact that the school is now under local authority control. Rev. Pauline, who is Priest in Charge of the local five parishes, is a regular visitor - taking weekly assemblies and advising staff with the teaching of Religious Education.

 We currently have approximately 95 children in 4 classes.




Years 5 and 6


Years 3 and 4


Years 1 and 2


Reception and Nursery

There is a unique family atmosphere at the school. Parents are encouraged to become fully involved in their children's education and to support the school by assisting the class teachers in a wide variety of ways.  These include the hearing of reading, IT skills, artwork, sewing, cookery, accompanying children on school visits and a host of other areas.

The school continues to benefit from the proximity of Cuffley Camp, but additionally organises more distant excursions for years 5 and 6, such as to the Kingswood educational centres, of which there are a number around the country.  Those we have visited most recently are Wolverhampton, West Runton in Norfolk and  the Isle of Wight.

We are committed to safeguarding children and all staff will have been through an Enhanced Criminal Records Bureau check. Any volunteers will have to go through this process to work in this school.

E-mail us at admin@ponsbourne.herts.sch.uk

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