Our School

Welcome

Dear Visitors, I am very proud of our small, caring school where all pupils are valued, nurtured and encouraged to achieve their full potential. We are a church school, but welcome children of all faiths and backgrounds. I am Jewish and we have children on role who do not subscribe to any religion and those …

School Facilities

The school has five classrooms, four within the main school building and a  modular classroom in the grounds. There is also a modular classroom which is home to an outstanding nursery. We have a large multi-purpose hall which is used for assemblies, music, PE and also as a dining hall. The main building houses the …

Wrap Around Care & Clubs

Breakfast Club Children are welcome to join the Breakfast Club which is run from Benington Nursery. It is open Monday – Fridays from 7.45am. Cost £6 per day. Please contact Samantha Cragg  for further information. Tel 01438 869158 or 07949 117858. After School Club This club is run by Benington School from 3.15pm to 5.30pm …

Online Prospectus

Dear Visitors, We understand that choosing the right school for your child is an important decision We firmly believe that Benington can offer your child an outstanding education, where everyone is nurtured, supported and challenged. Our core values; compassion, respect, trust and perseverance run through all that we do, enabling us to support the development …

Admissions

The majority of children attending Benington School live in the village, but our register also includes some from other villages in the area and some from Stevenage. We are pleased to hear from parents who may consider placing their children in our school and will be happy to show them around. Children may start school …

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Christian Ethos and Values

Ethos and Values We are a small, caring school where all pupils are valued, nurtured and encouraged to achieve to their full potential.  Children are given the opportunity to develop their skills and talents through our exciting and creative curriculum and our most able pupils achieve to the highest levels. Vulnerable pupils are supported through …

The Church of England

SMSC (Spiritual, Moral, Social, Cultural), Christian Values and Character Development The following gives us an understanding of how our school has based its ethos on the Church of England’s views on education in a church school. “Character education requires learning and development to be set into context against an understanding of what it means to …

Ofsted

Our school was last inspected in November 2018. Inspection reports on the Ofsted website Key Documents Parentview Parent View gives parents the chance to tell Ofsted what they think about their child’s school, from the quality of teaching to dealing with bullying and poor behaviour.  Please follow the link below to have your say: Ofsted …

Attainment

National Curriculum Assessment Results, 2018 – 2019 NB Assessment results for the academic year 2019 to 2020 have not been published as performance measures by the Secretary of State, so the results shown here are not current. There’s further information on school and FE accountability expectations for the 2019 to 2020 academic year. The following …

Safeguarding

Benington School is committed to the safeguarding of the children, young people, their families and staff.  We have an effective culture of Safeguarding embedded through everything we do.  Our main priority is that all of the children in our care feel safe, secure and happy.  All staff, governors, volunteers and visitors who come into regular …

Staff

Teaching Staff Anja Tyler (Headteacher & SENCO) Anja.Tyler@benington.herts.sch.uk Julia Beaven (Deputy Head) Julia.Beaven@benington.herts.sch.uk Jen Dean Jen.Dean@benington.herts.sch.uk Portia Whiskin Portia.Whiskin@benington.herts.sch.uk Annie Garlick Annie.Garlick@benington.herts.sch.uk Vanessa Welch vanessa.welch@benington.herts.sch.uk Teaching Assistants Jan Presland (Higher Level) Sarah Cotton Karen Macleod Zanie Bicer Clare Baker (+ MSA) Support Staff Tina Hughes – Finance Secretary finance@benington.herts.sch.uk Sarah Cotton – Admin Assistant Janet …

Governors

School Governors are essential for the effective management and development of our school. They work within the framework set by both national legislation and the policies of the local education authority. Governors have a range of statutory responsibilities including: · Helping to establish the school’s strategy · Appointing the head teacher · Overseeing the financial …

Governor Profiles

  Anja Tyler,  Head Teacher My name is Anja Tyler. I joined Benington School in 2001 as a Year One/Two teacher. I became a senior teacher and staff governor two years later. In 2013 I became Deputy Head.  In 2016 I completed my SENCo qualification. I am now subject lead for RE and Mental Health. I …

School History

Benington C of E Primary School was founded in 1873. It was opened as an all-age village school under the Diocese of St. Albans and our village church of St. Peter. Since the Education Act of 1948, the school has been a controlled school, meaning that it remains legally owned by the Trustees of the …