Our School

About Us

The school is situated on the northern edge of Hatfield and opposite Hatfield Park. We have approximately 240 children in classes Nursery through to year 6. The school building contains self-contained classrooms, some which open out on to shared practical areas. The Nursery is housed in a separate purpose-built unit within the school grounds. The …

Ethos, Vision & Values

The Ryde School aims to provide a high quality education in a safe and caring environment. We welcome children, their parents and carers into a friendly, happy and hardworking atmosphere where there is an ethos of respect. Positive attitudes towards work and behaviour are encouraged and nurtured. The staff and Governors of The Ryde School …

British Values

At The Ryde School ‘British Values’ are embedded throughout every aspect of school life. ‘British Values’ form part of the core of our philosophy of learning, where each child is valued as an individual and every child is listened to. We encourage self-regulation and consideration of others and their views, beliefs and opinions. At The …

Admissions

Hertfordshire County Council has admission rules for County Primary Schools. These rules are used to describe which children should have priority when the school has more applications than places. The school admits up to its admission limit, which is 30 pupils in any age group. The number is laid down by the DfE. Hertfordshire County …

Awards

Geography Quality Mark – Silver The Primary Geography Quality Mark is seen as a key strategy for raising the quality of geography in primary schools and has been driving school improvement in geography since 2006. This year more than 60 primary schools have achieved the Geographical Association’s Primary Geography Quality Mark (PGQM) Award. The Silver level PGQM …

Behaviour

High standards of responsible behaviour are expected of, and achieved by the children. Our over-riding aim is to provide positive education in responsibility, self-control and co-operation based upon mutual respect for the needs and feelings of others. We create a caring and happy atmosphere in which children can develop in self-confidence and become increasingly aware …

Staff

Teaching Staff Mrs S Thompson Headteacher Ms C Curtis Deputy Headteacher Miss N Griffiths Class 6 teacher Miss C Brumby Class 5 teacher Miss C Sainsbury Class 4 teacher Miss E Martindale Class 3 teacher Miss M Spurr Class 2 teacher Ms S Haverson Class 1 teacher (3 days) Mrs P Hitch Class 1 teacher …

Governors

School governors provide strategic leadership and accountability in schools and governors work with the headteacher and senior leadership team to make decisions about balancing resources. Each individual governor is a member of the governing board, which is established in law as a corporate body. Individual governors may not act independently of the rest of the …

Policies

GDPR

The school’s current Data Protection Officer is Ms C Bradbeer who can be contacted via the school office. Requesting access to your personal data Under data protection legislation, parents and pupils have the right to request access to information about them that we hold. To make a request for your personal information, or be given …

Location

Below you will find an interactive Google Maps Street View and a traditional street map of our school. You can navigate around the local area visually and using the route planner you can plan your journey by foot or car. From the A1 (M) Junction 4 at the large roundabout follow sign for A414 to Hertford. …