Information

Assemblies

The School understands that it may not be appropriate for every student to attend Assemblies in the Abbey, and an alternative programme of assemblies is arranged for them on the School site. Everyone is expected to attend our Act of Remembrance in November and the Founders’ Day Service of Commemoration in July.

St Albans School encourages students to explore and understand the world in which we live. Assemblies are held every Monday and Friday morning and form an important part of our students’ educational experience.

Below is the text of our first Abbey Assembly of the academic year, which explains why St Albans School uses the Cathedral for its assemblies every Monday and Friday morning.

Assemblies

TERM TIMES

2022

Autumn Term
Staff INSET (no pupil attendance) Thursday 1 September
Induction Friday 2 September
Term begins Monday 5 September
Prizegiving Monday 19 September
Half Term Sunday 16 October - Sunday 30 October
Evening Carol Service Wednesday 14 December
Term ends Thursday 15 December (at 12 noon)

2023

Spring Term
Staff INSET (no pupil attendance) Friday 6 January
Term begins Monday 9 January
Half Term Saturday 11 February - Sunday 19 February
Term ends Wednesday 29 March
Summer Term
Term begins Monday 17 April
Half Term Saturday 27 May - Sunday 4 June
Leavers' Graduation Thursday 29 June
Founders' Day Saturday 1 July
Term ends Wednesday 5 July
Autumn Term
Staff INSET (no pupil attendance) Friday 1 September
Induction Monday 4 September
Term begins Tuesday 5 September
*Prizegiving Monday 18 September
Half Term Sunday 15 October - Sunday 29 October
*Evening Carol service Wednesday 13 December
*Term ends Thursday 14 December

2024

Spring Term
*Staff INSET (No pupil attendance) Monday 8 January
*11+ assessment day (no pupil attendance) Tuesday 9 January
*Term begins Wednesday 10 January
Half Term Saturday 17 February - Sunday 25 February
Term ends Wednesday 27 March
Summer Term
Term begins Monday 15 April
Staff INSET (no pupil attendance) Friday 24 May
Half term Saturday 25 May - Sunday 2 June
Leavers' Graduation Thursday 4 July
*Founders' Day Saturday 6 July
Term ends Wednesday 10 July

* Provisional dates only

Transport

We take pride in ensuring our school buses run smoothly, punctually and above all, safely. Click below on our bus route information and insurance policy to find out more.

Policies

Policies & Notices

A number of the School’s policies can be found at the bottom of this section. In accordance with the Regulatory Requirements of Independent Schools the School’s Child Protection (Safeguarding) Policy is available here. Also available, on request from the Second Master (via hm@st-albans.herts.sch.uk) are printed details of the School’s:

  • Policy on and arrangements for admissions, misbehaviour and exclusions;
  • Educational and welfare provision for pupils with EHC plans and pupils for whom English is an additional language;
  • Curriculum policy;
  • Policy to promote good behaviour and set out sanctions;
  • Anti-bullying strategy, health and safety policy, first aid policy;
  • Academic performance during the preceding school year, including the results of any public examinations;
  • Complaints procedure, and the number of complaints registered under the formal procedure during the preceding school year;
  • Copy of the report of any inspections of the school.

Vacancies

St Albans School is dedicated to recruiting the best people in our teaching and non-teaching roles, to support our growth and development.

The School’s culture and environment is supportive, flexible and sociable, underpinned by the School’s motto and values. There are many benefits that the School offers.

Careers

ISI Reports

You can download a copy of the report on the inspection conducted in October 2014 by the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI), along with the School's recent Regulatory Compliance Inspection, undertaken in October 2018.

Both reports are also available from ISI on its website, www.isi.net

ISI Inspection

Exam Results 2022

A Level

Please find a summary of our 2022 A Level Results.

Overview

CANDIDATURE 156
TOTAL ENTRIES 486
PERCENTAGE PASS RATE 100
PERCENTAGE GRADES A*, A & B 94
PERCENTAGE GRADES A* & A 77
PERCENTAGE GRADE A* 44
UCAS points per entry 49
UCAS points per candidate 153

GCSE

Please find a summary of our 2022 GCSE Results.

Overview

CANDIDATURE 136
TOTAL ENTRIES 1343
PERCENTAGE GRADES 9-4 100
PERCENTAGE GRADES 9-7 93
PERCENTAGE GRADES 9-8 79
PERCENTAGE GAINING 9-4 IN AT LEAST 5 SUBJECTS 100
PERCENTAGE GAINING 9-4 IN ENGLISH 100
PERCENTAGE GAINING 9-4 IN MATHEMATICS 100
POINTS PER CANDIDATE 81.6
POINTS PER ENTRY 8.3

Uniform Shop

The School shop, Abbey Gateway Enterprises Ltd is situated in Aquis Court.

The School Shop is open Monday to Friday during term time at the following times. Pupils can now visit the Shop during all opening times. Please note, during term time, parents must not attend site to visit the Shop without a prior appointment.

 

Monday 11am-11.20am; 1-2pm
Tuesday 11-11:20am and 1-2pm
Thursday 11-11:20am and 1pm-2pm
Friday 11am-11.20am; 1pm-2pm

Prior to the new term commencing in September 2022, the School Shop will be open at the following times. When you arrive at the Aquis Court entrance, please either press the buzzer for Reception, or phone the School Shop for an access code to the gates (this might be via a voicemail message).

Tuesday 30 August 9.00am – 4.30pm
Thursday 1 September 10.00am – 3.00pm
Friday 2 September 10.00am – 2.00pm

We are currently not accepting cash.

Ideally students can pay using their own debit card (if they have one).

Alternatively, we can take a debit or credit card payment from a parent over the phone.

If you, or anyone visiting the Shop with you, are displaying symptoms of COVID-19 or are supposed to be self-isolating or quarantining, then you must not attend site.

DURING NORMAL OPERATING TIMES, THE SCHOOL SHOP CONTACT DETAILS ARE AS FOLLOWS:

Mrs Lall 01727 515146, email ejlall@st-albans.herts.sch.uk 

WE ACCEPT THE FOLLOWING METHODS OF PAYMENT:

Debit Cards, Major Credit Cards, Apple Pay and Cheques (payable to Abbey Gateway Enterprises Ltd).

CATERING

Our Catering Manager, Agnelo Louis, and the team of dedicated catering staff strive to provide a range of appetising and healthy options to pupils every day.

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