Good Ofsted rating, excellent CPD opportunities for the right candidate to work in their School that is expanding. They have an outstanding wellbeing programme offering Childcare vouchers, flu jabs, access to the Fitness Suite, swimming pool, Pilates classes, to name just a few!
The school converted to Academy Status in 2011. They have an excellent reputation in the local community and are consequently heavily oversubscribed, with over 1,200 applications received in 2016 for the 196 Year 7 places. The number of first place preferences is proportionately increasing. The Sixth Form is popular, attracting the majority of their own Year 11 students, as well as students each year from other schools, all of whom settle in remarkably quickly and strike up friendships with the existing students.
The school provides a happy, safe and calm learning environment. There is an excellent well-qualified and enthusiastic staff, many of whom are heavily involved in professional development. Operating on a foundation of traditional values, this is an institution that welcomes change and regards itself as being at the forefront of development.
The School occupies a Green Belt site adjoining farmland. The area is very attractive and affluent, with village green, listed buildings, golf courses and a range of shops and amenities. House prices are relatively high. Watford town centre is only two miles from the School and offers many sports, leisure and arts facilities, a very extensive shopping centre and a good range of affordable accommodation, including flats and houses for rent.
Transport links are good. Buses run to Watford and Bushey, South Oxhey, Oxhey Hall and Batchworth Lane. Trains from Croxley Green and Rickmansworth underground station, near to the School, run directly into Central and North West London.
The School has undergone a refurbishment programme including the construction of a new sports hall, swimming pool and dining hall. This summer we have modernised our Main School Teaching block, including the installation of a new languages laboratory, expanded our Science provision with new labs and a dedicated ICT suite, refurbished the English Block and the School Hall. The School is expanding due to its popularity and will take an additional form of entry in 2018. This is being funded with a £3.5 million capital grant for new buildings.
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