Although generally oversubscribed, due to having two bulge classes (double cohort of 60 spaces), we still have a few spaces remaining in Year 2. Additionally our pupil numbers increase in KS2, so we have some spaces in Year 3.
For information on how to apply, please see the Admissions Section of our website and Herts Admsisions at:
Please take a look at our school brochure.
In this area, we are blessed with a wealth of strong schools, including other Catholic schools, so why should you pick St Cath’s for your child? Every school is different. This website should give you a feel for what makes St Cath’s special, but some key things to note are:
“My experience of St Catherine’s
All I wanted for my children when they started “big school” was to feel happy, safe and seen as an individual. St Catherine’s have absolutely exceeded all of my expectations in all of the above! The boys love school and every day is different for them. The teaching and support staff work so hard to enable the boys to reach their own potential and I am so grateful that their experience of primary school is such a positive one. Additions to the school such as the farm and forest school have enabled the children to have wider and richer experiences during their school day.
My youngest child Pearl is hopefully joining the school in September and I just know she will love every minute. It really is a wonderful school and I feel very much part of the school community. “
Katie Tyas – Parent of children- Parent of children in Y6 and Year 1
“ A creative and individual approach is the clearest reflection of the school. Close contact both with children of different age groups and farm animals is an irreplaceable everyday experience. The involvement of teachers and management makes each day an adventure, different from the previous one. This, together with the unique way of teaching is a confirmation that the school tries to meet the needs of every child by thinking outside the box and proving that learning does not have to be boring. There is no issue or a question that cannot be referred directly to the Headteacher, her personal touch and engagement in school life is a testimony to the value of the school that no child would go unnoticed.”
Magdalena Bieda – Parent of current Y6 pupil and former Y6 pupil
“St Catherine’s continues to provide my children with a warm, nurturing environment that has a real sense of community. There are so many opportunities to develop their academic skills, as well as skills that enable them to become well-rounded, confident, kind people. The children are celebrated and recognised for their efforts in so many different areas. They bubble with excitement to receive a head teachers award for good efforts or be put on the recognition board for something kind they may have done! The Christmas Craft Fayre is a real hit, my children love the opportunity to put so many of their skills into practise there! As a parent, I love the communication that the ‘Feedback Friday’ booklet provides so we are aware of what the children will be focusing on in each subject the following week. A very happy St Catherine’s family!!”
Natalie Pepper – Parent of Year 6 pupil and year 2 pupil
There is a strong sense of community at St Catherine’s and everyone makes you feel welcome. The school provides a positive attitude to learning and development which builds confidence. We appreciate the opportunity to share our views as parents and carers through parent questionnaires and surveys. The school listens and provides excellent communication, including prompt responses to emails, Twitter updates and general updates via email. The Headteacher and staff are helpful, kind and approachable. St Catherine’s provides a caring environment and nurtures pupils while challenging them to explore and develop strengths.
Chris & Hayley Rees – Parents of former pupils (St Michael’s) and Year 4 pupil