The Russell School

Aim High, Have Courage, Be Kind

2019 Outcomes

The DfE has released the annual performance tables for the end of Key Stage 2 outcomes for all schools in the country today. I am delighted to be able to finally share and celebrate our outstanding outcomes with you this morning.

 The performance tables show that nationally (out of 20,553 schools), we are:

  •  The highest performing school for our average scaled score in maths (115)
  •  The second highest performing school for our average scaled score in reading (115)
  •  In 10th place for the percentage of our pupils achieving greater depth in reading, writing and maths combined (47%)
  •  In 15th place for our maths progress (7.4)
  •  In 22nd place for our reading progress (7.6)

 The tables show that out of all the schools in Hertfordshire (481 schools), we are:

  •  1st for reading progress
  •  1st for maths progress
  •  1st for the percentage of our pupils achieving greater depth in reading, writing and maths combined
  •  1st in scaled scores for reading, maths and grammar, punctuation and spelling

 These fantastic results reflect the hard work, commitment and dedication of children, staff and governors across the school and I would like to express my pride in what has been achieved by the school community.

For more statistics please go to

With best wishes

Claire Pitt



Nursery Applications for September 2020 are now open

Children can take up a free 15-hour place in September after their third birthday. They can't be admitted before the school year in which they reach the age of four.

The Russell School Nursery is a part time mornings only Nursery that runs from 9:00 -12:00 Monday to Friday. We also run a lunch club where the children can stay until 1.00pm. The cost per session to attend our lunch club is £5.50.

Please note, we do not currently offer the 30 hours free childcare.

If your child was born between 1 September 2016 and 31 August 2017 they can start in the nursery class in September 2020.

Our Nursery open mornings will take place on:

  • Tuesday 12 November from 9:30am
  • Wednesday 27 November from 9:30am
  • Thursday 12 December from 9:30am

How to apply

Applications open on 3 February 2020. You will need to apply directly to the school by the closing date of 13 March 2020.

Offers made via email: 23 March 2020

Deadline to accept: 3 April 2020

You can either download

Your application must go directly to the school.

Please read our nursery admissions policy for further detail

Reception Open Days for Admission 2020 

Our Reception open days for children applying to join the school in September 2020 will take place on:

  • Wednesday 2 October at 10am
  • Friday 18 October at 1:30pm
  • Thursday 7 November at 9:30am

Come and meet Claire Pitt, Headteacher and The Russell School Early Years team for an informative session and a tour of the school.

If your child was born between 1st September 2015 and 31st August 2016; your child is due to start primary school in September 2020.

You must submit your online application before the closing date on15 January 2020 via

If you are unable to attend any of the dates, please call the school office who will be happy to arrange another time for you to visit.