About Us

Headteacher’s Welcome

I am delighted welcome you to our website as the Head Teacher of St Giles’ C of E Primary School. With the school being in the heart of our community, I feel in a truly privileged position. St Giles’ Church of England Primary school sits on the edge of Potters Bar in the small village …

Vision Statement

Our children are at the centre of everything we do: They are nurtured through the teachings and values of Christianity, and respect other faiths. They are fully aware of their value, their role within the school and the wider community. They feel safe at St Giles’ knowing they can make mistakes and face any challenges …

Admissions

Please contact Hertfordshire County Council if you are interested in applying for a place at St Giles’ C of E Primary School at: www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/admissions You may also contact the school office via email admin@stgiles.herts.sch.uk though we have no control over admissions. Reception 2019-2020 The application process for Reception places closes date Tuesday 15th January 2019. Please apply …

Safeguarding

St Giles C of E Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Safeguarding is defined as protecting children from maltreatment, preventing impairment of health and/or development, ensuring that children grow up in the provision of safe and effective care and …

School History

By Iyra Patel Year 6 (St Giles C of E Primary School 2017) St. Giles’ Church of England Primary School is a fun, vibrant school for everyone. It is located in South Mimms, Hertfordshire and is attended by 98 bright pupils coming from various towns and villages around the local area including Shenley, Potters Bar, …

School Council

Our school council is organised in a way that gives all our children the opportunity to be involved in the decisions made at St Giles’. The children are arranged into five vertical groups (each having children from year 1 to 6) and the meetings are chaired and minuted by Year 6 children. The staff identified …

Staff

  Headteacher: Mr Keith Smithard Deputy Headteacher: Miss Natalie Bell    Class Teachers Learning Mentors Class 4 Miss Natalie Bell Mrs Lesley Bright Class 3 Miss Sarah Meadows Mrs Toni Johnson Class 2 Ms Jane Shelbourn Mrs Helen Middleton Class 1 Mrs Sarah Fielder & Mrs Lisa Reader Mrs Kerry Leonard Support Staff SENCo Mrs Sarah Fielder …

Governors

The Governors are representative of the Church and various local groups and they influence the character, policies and general administration of the school. They are elected for a period of four years or for their term of office (ex-officio) and meet regularly to debate all aspects of school life. There are two committees; Teaching and …

Developing St Giles’

We are delighted to be part of the “Communicate to Succeed” pilot scheme, in conjunction with HfL, Acorns TSA, West Herts Teaching Schools Partnership, The Wroxham TLA and The Education Endowment Fund via the Strategic School Improvement Fund. The project seeks to improve outcomes in writing and maths for children in Early Years Foundation Stage by developing early communication …

Policies

Tess the Dog!

 My name is Tess, I’m a three-year-old Irish Red and White Setter. I’ve just started working here. As you can see, I’ve settled in quite quickly and have already been included in dressing up sessions, heard children read and been a shoulder to lean on when my friends have been sad. I like making them …