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School History

Datchworth School 1937All Saints C of E (VA) Primary School, Datchworth was founded in 1820, fifty years before the Education Act of 1870 made attendance at school compulsory. As a Voluntary Aided Church of England School, we benefit from the support and guidance provided by the Church, at Parish and Diocesan level, through the clergy, the Board of Education and buildings officers.

Our village school has become increasingly popular and grown in size over the years and there have been four major extensions to the original 1820 building. In 1961 a new classroom, Headteacher’s office and toilets were added. 1969 saw another classroom built, and in 1972 a kitchen, assembly hall and two new classrooms were added. The Bishop of St Albans, Rt Rev Christopher Herbert, opened the most recently added classroom in 2003.

Our pupils enjoy our pleasant surroundings, playing in our attractive grounds in view of the picturesque All Saints Church. In addition the school has its own sports field on the other side of Hollybush Lane. Our award-winning Wild Life Garden also provides wonderful opportunities for pupils to discover and observe living creatures in their natural environment.

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