Spend your parenting years in St Albans

April 26th 2016
By: Melanie Hollidge

When you have a family or are thinking of starting a family, finding a home close to good schools can be top of your list. The beginning of April is a particularly stressful time if you have applied for a school and not got the place you hoped for your child.  If you are looking to live in St Albans or the surrounding areas you will be pleased to hear that 95% of Hertfordshire children were recently allocated a place at one of their preferred primary schools.
 
St Albans in particular has a host of great schools, a very good range of mixed-sex and single-sex schools-the state schools are among the best in the country many  rated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted. There are good primary schools in the centre of town and many more that radiate throughout the City. 

There has been pressure on primary school places in recent years but that has been stabilised over the past five years as some primaries increased their reception intake by a class, just for one cohort, to help reduce the pressure on places. Demand for secondary school places however is predicted to rise partly due to the recent boom in primary school children who are now growing up and reaching secondary school age in and around St Albans. For more information about St Albans Schools - http://www.hertsdirect.org/services/edlearn/admissions/?utm_source=HomePage&utm_medium=TopTasks&utm_content=May14&utm_campaign=Admissions
 
Source: All About St Albans/ Hertfordshire County Council