Our School

Headteacher’s Welcome

My name is Neil Richardson and I have been Headteacher at Oak View Primary since September 2020. My philosophy for education is one which is based around the edict of the ‘best by every child’. I hold a strong child-centred approach to teaching, where consistency, praise, encouragement yet challenge are key. I believe that all …

Admissions

School Admissions (including In-Year) Hertfordshire County Council coordinates all admissions to the main school (Reception through to Year 6). Please visit the HCC website  to make an application or for further information.  Our Published Admission Number each year is 60.    Applications open Application deadline Secondary 1 September 2022 31 October 2022 Primary 1 November …

Aims & Ethos

A whole school teaches in three ways: By what it teaches By how it teaches By the kind of place it is Anon Our vision is… To create a learning culture that empowers skilful, independent learners for the future. This will be achieved through the development of a creative curriculum which engages all its pupils …

School Opening Hours / School Day

School Opening Hours We deliver a 32.5 hour school week.  The school gate opens at 8.35 am and children can go straight into their class.  The school gate closes at 8.55 am.  Any child arriving after this time should enter through the main entrance to be registered. The School Day: Nursery 08.45-11.45 Morning Nursery 12.15-15.15 …

Bella – Our School Dog

Bella is a three year old beagle.  She comes to school several days each week and is based in an admin office with her owner, Mrs O’Shaughnessy. The children get to see her around school during the day and on a Friday afternoon children from Year 2 to Year 6 can be nominated for a …

Eco Classroom

We have a few snagging issues to resolve and are sourcing the furniture for the new classroom and then we can start using this lovely space. The scaffolding was taken down at the end of Autumn Half Term.  The outside of the building should be finished soon, with final fixes taking place inside ready for …

Staff

Staff vacancies are advertised on Teach in Herts. Please see their website for more information: Teach in Herts website Teaching Staff   Name Designation Responsibility Mr Neil Richardson Headteacher and Senior Leadership Team Child Protection, Standards and Achievement, Attendance, ECT mentor Miss Emma Hall Deputy Headteacher and Senior Leadership Team Literacy and Curriculum Lead, ECT …

Governors

As a governor you could make a profound difference as an individual but also as part of the governing body team to help the school.  It is a very important role and you would work with the Head Teacher to create a vision and plan for the school.  The school would greatly welcome your interest, …

School Office

Our school office is staffed by: They will be very happy to speak to you to assist with any questions or queries you may have about school life at Oak View. We use the Schoolcomms communication system to send texts and emails to parents/carers. This system also offers an online payment facility. Online Payments information. …

Volunteering

Becoming a School Governor Thank you for being interested in being a school governor. Anyone can be a school governor. If you believe that education can make a difference to children’s lives … read on. If you want to support the school to be the best it can be – we want you to be …