Crabtree Junior School

Crabtree Lane
Herts AL5 5PU
Tel: 01582 623501
Fax: 01582 623455

Headteacher: Mr Ian Pattrick

School performance

A pdf link showing Crabtree pupils' attainment at the 2016 SATs is given to the left of this page but school performance data is also published on the Department for Education's website and here you can find information on performance, characteristics and spend per pupil for the previous financial year. 


Our last Ofsted inspection took place in May 2009. The report states that this is '...An outstanding school in which pupils achieve extremely well and where standards are exceptionally high year-on-year.' In an environment that strives for continuous improvement, the staff have worked hard in the intervening years to sustain outstanding practice and leadership.

You can read the full report by clicking on the pdf link to the left of this page or by visiting the Ofsted website.

Other statutory information

Pupil Premium

The school receives Pupil Premium funding annually to support disadvantaged pupils and close the attainment gap between them and their peers. The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011 and is allocated to schools to work with pupils who have been registered for free school meals at any point in the last six years (known as ‘Ever 6 FSM’). Crabtree Junior School has discretion to decide how to use the funding and this is set out in the statement published in the link to the left of this page.

Primary PE funding

The government is providing additional funding of £150 million per annum for academic years 2013 to 2014, 2014 to 2015 and 2015 to 2016, to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. Crabtree’s allocation was £9,285 for 2013/14 and this money is ring-fenced, to be spent only on provision of PE and sport in schools.The school has spent approximately 40% of this money on conversion of toilets to Year 6 PE changing facilities to better serve our children and remove one of the barriers to enjoyment of physical education – especially for girls, with the remainder being spent on additional PE resources to enhance the sports provision at Crabtree Junior School.

For 2015/16, we have received £9,280. This money is contributing towards the payroll cost for a specialist PE teacher to provide Gym and Dance training for our pupils. We have a secure system of assessment, so that the children's progress in these disciplines can be tracked and differentation made for different levels of ability.


For information about the curriculum, please go to the Teaching and Learning pages on this website.


Please note that parents may request, without charge, a paper copy of any of the statutory information published on this website, including policies: please contact the School Office.