Applecroft School

Name Applecroft School
Ofsted Inspections
Address Applecroft Road, Welwyn Garden City, AL8 6JZ
Phone Number 01707323758
Type Academy
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 454 (46.7% boys 53.3% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 24.0
Academy Sponsor Applecroft School
Local Authority Hertfordshire
Percentage Free School Meals 8.9%
Percentage English is Not First Language 17.8%
Persistent Absence 4.7%
Pupils with SEN Support 15.9%%
Catchment Area Indicator Available Yes
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Description of the school

Applecroft School is larger than average. The school population represents a mix of social backgrounds, but pupils are mainly White British. Attainment on entry is close to that expected.

The number of pupils eligible for free school meals is below average. The proportion of pupils whose first language is not English is below the national average. The proportion of pupils with learning difficulties and/or disabilities, including those with statements of special educational need, is slightly above the average nationally and most have specific learning difficulties.

The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) provision consists of a Nursery and two Reception classes. The school also has the benefit of community support provision on site, consisting of a newly completed children’s centre. The school has won many national awards, including Investors in People and Arts Gold.

Key for inspection grades Grade 1 Outstanding Grade 2 Good Grade 3 Satisfactory Grade 4 Inadequate