History

The school originally opened as a Primary school in September 1954 due to the new housing within the area.  Numbers of pupils rose rapidly from 250 to over 400 within a few years and a separate Infants school was built on the site opening on September 9th 1965.  The original building became a Junior school with eight classes. From 1965 to August 2003 it had three Headteachers Mr. Derek Cave, Mrs. Mavis Gear and Mr. Don Round. The Infant school also had three Headteachers, Miss Beryl Jones, Mrs Molly Warboys and then Mrs. Sue Killey who is now the Headteacher of the whole School.

To see more early images please visit our Galleries.

The present school was formed from the amalgamation of Nursery, Infant and Junior schools in September 2003. It has undergone significant modernisation and now has capacity for 514 children with a Pre - School, two Nursery classes, six Infant classes, an Infant Speech and Language unit and eight Junior classes.

There is a wealth of history recorded in Headteacher and Governing Body reports and photographs including the digging out of the pool by parents. Whilst many schools have had to fill their pools in, ours was kept in excellent condition by our former Chair of Governors Mr. Len Spikesley, who died in 2004 and we continued to ensure it was maintained to a high standard until 2015 when sadly we had to decommission.

The schools have always been renowned for their strong sense of community and the education of the whole child. The majority of the current governors, have been parents of children at the school. Our longest serving Governor was Mrs. Celia Morris, Vice Chair, Curriculum Chair and our school historian with a school link for over fifty years. Many staff are former parents and some are former pupils.  Our current Chair of Governors has had an association with the school for over thirty years.

The school has continued to evolve and grow and in 2008; a new on-site, purpose-built Childrens’ Centre opened.  This facility offers pre-school education for children from the age of two; access to health professionals; parent support groups such as toy libraries, a Dad’s Club, parent and toddler groups and baby massage.  The Childrens’ Centre also provided community support with opportunities for adult education; access to employment advice and opportunities; and a wide range of information for local families. The lead agency for the Children’s Centre is now led by St Mary's School, Churchgate to ensure that the centre serves the local community appropriately.  Since April 2015 this became part of The Broxbourne West Children's Centre Group.  The Pre - School has since transferred to the School. From September 2017 the school will provide some places for 30 hours Nursery provision.

Academy Status was obtained on 1st April 2013 with the school name changing to Flamstead End School.

The school applied for Academy Status during August 2012 and received an Academy Order from the Secretary of State, Department for Education on 3rd October 2012.

The School received 'Outstanding' Status by OFSTED in January 2015.