About Us

Headteacher’s Welcome

I am delighted to 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 …

Vision Statement

Our vision is: Learn, Grow and Flourish Drawing from Jeremiah 17:8: “They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear …

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 this year’s Reception places closes on Tuesday 15th January 2019. …

Class Organisation

As a primary school, St. Giles’ caters for seven years of schooling, from the ages of four to eleven years. The Reception class is the final year of the Foundation Stage and can take 15 children. Class 2 consists of Years 1 and 2 (Key Stage 1), and has a maximum number of 30. Key …

School History

From our Year 6 children: 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, Borehamwood and many more. We were delighted that …

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 Toni Johnson Class 3 Miss Sarah Meadows Mrs Helen Middleton Class 2 Ms Jane Shelbourn Mrs Kerry Leonard Class 1 Mrs Jo Page & Mrs Jen Thomson Mrs Lesley Bright Support Staff SENCo Mr Salim Muoria-Sal …

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 …

Tess the Dog!

My name is Tess, I’m a four-year-old Irish Red and White Setter. All this reading is exhausting! Wow! I’m loving the weather…my ball slides across the frozen puddles….strange, but fun! Recently, I’ve been helping a friend because someone close to her died and she needed someone to talk to,  it seems a chat and a …