When moving to a different area most people take into consideration the different catchment areas for different schools. In many cases this is even the main motivation for the move. I currently work in the Rickmansworth branch and thought I would write a handy guide to the local nurseries and primary school, to help families looking to move into the area. We can give you an idea of which roads are likely to fall into school catchment areas, however, we aren’t able to guarantee the catchment area so if you are considering a particular school I would advise you call and speak to the school directly.
Boys & Girls Nursery
This Nursery is conveniently situated just off of the Chorleywood Road. It is one of the newer nursery’s in the area opening roughly a year ago, they also have another 3 in surrounding locations. Ofsted have said “The management team has a strong drive to provide high quality education and care to all children, and their commitment to raising standards is clear.”
Daybreak nursery is conveniently situated in Rickmansworth town centre, they have another 4 nurseries with children ranging from 0-5 years old. “ Newly inspected setting graded GOOD by Ofsted”
Old Macdonald’s Nursery
Old Macdonald Nursery are currently extending their premises and have recently opened a branch in The Grove in Watford. They also have nurseries in Latimer, Chorleywood and Bovingdon. The nursery believes that “Making the right choice for your child is an important decision. Our aim is to ensure you leave your child in the knowledge that they will be happy and cared for in a safe, stimulating environment.”
Shepherd Primary School
This primary school is located on Shepherd Lane in Rickmansworth and has a particularly active PTA who organise some fantastic events for both children and parents throughout the year. At Shepherd Primary they have the vision that ‘Every Child Matters’ and that each child is unique and should be at the centre of everything they do.
Rickmansworth Park Infant School
This primary school is situated at the bottom of Scottsbridge Mill otherwise known as the A412. The school states that “At Rickmansworth Park JMI School we are committed to very high academic standards within a caring, happy, stimulating and safe environment.”
St Mary’s Church of England Primary School
St Mary’s is located on Stockers Farm Road in Rickmansworth and as a Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School, they welcome all children and families, including those within the Christian faith, those with different faiths, as well as those of no faith. The school has a strong community feel that they feel reflects that of the local area.
St John’s Catholic Primary School
This Catholic School has been rated GOOD overall effectiveness and is situated on Berry Lane in Rickmansworth close to local playing fields and amenities. The school states “Our aim is to educate each child so that they make the best possible progress within a nurturing yet challenging environment which is underpinned by the values of our faith.”
Arnett Hills JMI School
This school is located on Berry Lane in Rickmansworth and achieved GOOD in it’s latest Offstead report. The school has been awarded the Active Sports Mark and National Healthy School status.