In September 2017 Almond Hill Junior School entered an exciting phase of expansion with the opening of our new building Acorn House with the school increasing from 2 form of entry to 3 form of entry over a four- year period. By September 2020 we will become a 3 form entry school.
We now have three forms of entry in Years 3 and 4 and both of these year groups are accommodated in Oak House. We have three forms of entry in Year 5 and two in Year 6 and these are located in Acorn House.
We are now accustomed to having two teaching buildings in our school (Oak House and Acorn House) To accommodate our increase in pupils at lunchtime, we have extended this period with Years 3 and 4 having lunch from 12.00pm - 1.00pm and Years 5 and 6 from 12.15pm - 1.15pm.
We have opened a 'drop off' facility for use at the start and end of the school day. Cars may drive in and drop off children from 8.45am in the morning, or may park in one of the 12 spaces and walk their child into school. At the end of the day the spaces may be used for parking with parents leaving vehicles to pick up their child from the class bases or pedestrian gates.
We ask all owners of vehicles to be highly vigilant when using this facility.
From Little Acorns Mighty Oaks Do Grow!
On Friday 20th October 2017 the Mayor joined governors and representatives from Herts County Council for the official opening of the new expansion to Almond Hill Junior School. The new building was officially named as Acorn House. The whole school came together to celebrate the event. Two Oak trees donated by the chair of governors of the school were planted to commemorate the occasion. The opening of the building coincides with the Diamond Anniversary of the school and as part of the event the children contributed ideas for a time capsule to be opened in 60 years time
The headteacher, Mrs Lovelock, said ‘we are delighted with our new building, it blends into our lovely school grounds and provides modern, additional classrooms for our growing school’. Following the opening visitors and staff were able to tuck into an aptly designed cake, based on a tree stump design, which was made for the occasion by ‘Cakes by Aunt Sally’.