Pupils across Hertfordshire celebrate #HertsGreatSchools Week

Entry for Herts Great Schools Week

Entry for Herts Great Schools Week - Credit: Archant

Thousands of children across the county have told Hertfordshire County Council what they love about their school.


In their entries for #HertsGreatSchools Week, which started on Monday, October 17, children highlighted pets, funny teachers, food and their friends as reasons why they love coming to school. The entries came in all forms including drawings, films, photos and statements.

The week is in its first year and coincides with 90.5 per cent of Hertfordshire schools being rated ‘good’ or ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted.

Julie Petitt, headteacher at Oaklands Primary in Welwyn, said: “At Oaklands Primary we are proud of our team of enthusiastic and active learners, innovative staff and motivated parents.

“A day in the life of the school, showcases independent and resilient pupils who are aspirational.”


Daisy Bougett, 6, wrote: “I learn lots of interesting things and my teacher Mr Hudson is the best. I have lots of friends to play with and everyone is kind.”

David Williams, cabinet member for education, said: “#HertsGreatSchools week is a fantastic way for pupils to celebrate why their school is great.

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“We have had some brilliant entries that are funny, honest and entertaining.

“As ever, we are committed to providing high quality education for children across Hertfordshire, and it is a priority for the County Council to make sure young people get the best possible start in life.

“We have invested over £200 million expanding schools across the county to ensure there are enough school places in the right areas for every child that wants one.”

He also highlighted the role played by Herts For Learning, a not-for-profit company owned by schools and Hertfordshire County Council which is dedicated to improving standards of education.

This year, 58 per cent of all Hertfordshire primary school pupils met the National Curriculum standard, compared to the national average of 52 per cent, ranking Hertfordshire as the top performing county in the eastern region.

Cranborne Primary School in Potters Bar submitted a video and a rap about why they love their school, above.