ABOUT OUR SCHOOL

“Garden Fields School is a happy, inspiring and caring community which respects and values everyone – empowering lifelong learning”

Hello, my name is Mr Farrugia. I am the Head Teacher at Garden Fields. Welcome to our school. To date we have been a two form entry JMI (Junior Mixed Infant) School for children in Reception to Year 6. From September 2015 we will see the gradual expansion to a three form entry school; starting with children joining our Reception classes in 2015 and by 2021 the school will be three forms entry to Year 6 (maximum of 630 children).

Garden Fields School was opened in 1896 in Catherine Street in St Albans town centre and later moved to its current location in the 1970’s. We are situated in the north-west of St Albans less than a mile from the city centre. We are very lucky to be situated in attractive and spacious grounds with five playgrounds (each with engaging play equipment), a large field, and a wonderful Forest School (nature) area that also accommodates an imposing Theatre.

April 2016 saw the opening of the new Upper School (Year 4 – Year 6) in what previously was the St Albans Music School, the new accommodation includes nine Classrooms, a large Breakout Space, refurbished Hall and a brand new Learning Resource Centre.

Please take time to look at our interactive website. It is intended to give you an overview of the vision and ethos of the school through a variety of content and information which is supplemented by our outstanding blogs (having a window in to the daily activities of the school).

On the right are some links to give you an introduction to the school. Should you have any further queries, please telephone, email or just book a visit to the school – you will be most welcome. If visiting the school always follow the signs to the new Front Entrance where you will see what Garden Fields means to the pupils.

Mr Andrew Farrugia
Headteacher


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This is a virtual school tour created by the Junior Leadership Team at Garden Fields (2013). The students planned, filmed and edited this video to give you an inside tour of Garden Fields… enjoy!

SATs (Standard Assessment Test) Results

These are tests given at the end of year 2 and year 6. They are used to show progress compared with other children of the same age. View the following results for Garden Fields School below (all results are in percentages).

DfE Information for Parents of children in Years 2 & 6 – weblink
DfE Information for Parents of children in Year 2 – PDF – information about test results at the end of KS1
DfE Information for Parents of children in Year 6 – PDF – information about test results at the end of KS2

Academic Performance 2017

SATs results 2016

Year 6 SATs 2016 (national data in brackets) 
SubjectGrowing Development (PKG)Has Not Met (HNM)Working Towards (WTS)Expected (EXS)Working at Greater Depth (GDS)Average Scaled Score
Maths0 01090 (70)-107.0 (103)
Reading0 0793 (66)-108.2 (103)
SPAG0 01387 (72)-107.4 (104)
Writing03988 (74)18-
Reading, Writing +Maths at EXS 82 (53)
Year 6 Teacher Assessments 2016
 Growing Development (PKG)Has Not Met (HNM) Working Towards (WTS)Expected (EXS)Working at Greater Depth (GDS)
Reading07-93-
Writing3-888-
Maths310-8718
Science-13-87-
Year 2 SATS Teacher Assessment 2016 – Levels  
 Foundations (PKF)Working Towards (WTS) Expected (EXS)Working at Greater Depth (GDS)Average Scaled Score
Reading2128732103.2
Writing2207825101.8
Maths2178230101.6
Science--88--
Year 1 Phonics Screening Check
 20122013 201420152016
School8395959595
Herts60717780
National59697477

 

SATs results 2015

Year 6 SATs 2015
SubjectLevel N+2Level 3Level 4+Level 4BLevel 5Level 6
Maths0 098947120
Reading0 09892742
SPAG0 79289827
Writing0 29787667
Subject%
Reading, Writing+ Maths at Level 497
Reading, Writing + Maths at Level 557
Reading 2 levels progress98
Writing 2 levels progress100
Maths 2 levels progress100
Year 6 Teacher Assessments
SubjectLevel 2Level 3Level 4+Level 5
Reading209882
Writing039766
Mathematics039766
Science059557
Year 2 SATS Teacher Assessment 2015 – Levels  
 Level 1Level 2Level 2CLevel 2BLevel 2ALevel 3
Speaking and Listening010063
Reading 3975102853
Writing 29813183532
Maths01005123845
Science010050

 

SATs results 2014

Year 6 SATs 2014
SubjectLevel N+2Level 3Level 4+Level 4BLevel 5Level 6
Maths0496856519
Reading079389670
SPAG099187697
Writing099172480
Subject%
Reading, Writing+ Maths at Level 487
Reading, Writing + Maths at Level 546
Reading 2 levels progress94
Writing 2 levels progress96
Maths 2 levels progress96
Teacher Assessments
SubjectLevel 2Level 3Level 4+Level 5
Reading079365
Writing279148
Mathematics079363
Science029861
Year 2 SATS Teacher Assessment 2014 – Levels  
 Level 1Level 2Level 2CLevel 2BLevel 2ALevel 3
Speaking and Listening010042
Reading 01003123055
Writing 01008252343
Maths01003153348
Science010043

 

SATs results 2013

Year 6 SATs 2013
SubjectLevel N+2Level 3Level 4+Level 5Level 6
Maths0(3)4(5)96(92)57(62)7
English0(3)4(4) 96(93)71(65)
Reading2(3)2(0)96(97)79(77)0
SPAG01486772
Writing0(3)5(9)95(88)64(45)0
Subject%
Reading, Writing+ Maths at Level 491 (90)
Reading, Writing + Maths at Level 548(53)
Reading 2 levels progress98 (93)
Writing 2 levels progress93 (93)
Maths 2 levels progress95 (93)
Teacher Assessments 
SubjectLevel 2Level 3Level 4+Level 5
English0(3)4(7)96(90)73(58)
Mathematics0(2)4(10)96(88)54(58)
Science0(0)0(13)100(87)70(45)
Year 2 SATS Teacher Assessment 2013 – Levels  
 Level 1Level 2Level 2CLevel 2BLevel 2ALevel 3
Speaking and Listening3(3)97(97)28(32)
Reading 2(8)98(92)3(7)22(13)28(30)45(42)
Writing 7(12)93(88)7(15)22(25)38(23)27(25)
Maths3(7)97(93)7(7)18(18)32(30)40(38)
Science7(3)93(97)33(37)

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