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Every local-authority-maintained school must publish specific information on its website to comply with the School Information (England) Regulations (2008), as amended by The School Information (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2012 and 2016 and other relevant legislation including the Equality Act 2010: advice for schools and the Children and Families Act 2014.

On this page you will be able to find all of this information:

Contact Details:

Aboyne Lodge JMI School

Etna Road, St Albans, Herts, AL3 5NL

Tel: 01727849700

Headteacher: Keith Smithard MA Ed.

Queries to Kirsten Landau, School Business Manager:

SENCO: Michelle Charsley

School Opening Times

We have a soft start from Year 1 to Year 6, where children can arrive at school from 8:35am. All children are expected to be in class by 8:50am when registers close. Reception start at 8:50am The school day finishes at 3:15pm. A typical week at Aboyne Lodge is 32.5 hours


Child Protection:

At Aboyne Lodge, we take the safeguarding of our children extremely seriously. This is outlined in our school Child Protection Policy and Online Safety Policy.

Admission arrangements:

The local authority manages our admissions process, you can find out more about our school’s admission and appeal arrangements by clicking here


Ofsted Reports:

You can find our most recent Ofsted report here: Aboyne Lodge 2018 .


Exam and Assessment Results:

Our progress measures for Key Stage 2 in Reading and in Maths are well above the national average, with almost 2/3 of our children reaching above the expected level in Reading. We have included our most recent results below for your perusal with the link to our performance data below.




Performance Tables:

Please click on the link for the school and college performance tables

You can find our school’s performance tables page here: School Performance Tables 



You can find information about our curriculum on our curriculum pages here

In The SEND section below you can find links to our school’s accessibility plan, which outlines how we are complying with our duties in the Equality Act 2010 and the Special Educational Needs and Disability Regulations 2014 by making the curriculum accessible for those with disabilities or special educational needs

Remote Education:

Here you can find information about our school’s remote education provision.

Behaviour Policy

Our behaviour policy complies with Section 89 of the Education and Inspections Act 2006 and can be found below:

Pupil Premium, Pupil Premium + Looked After Children 

PP strategy and Covid catch up info on here. Our Designated Teacher for Looked After and Previously Looked After Children is Rebecca Jones (Keith Smithard in her absence).

PE & Sports Premium

Sports premium impact assessment here


Equality Objectives

As public bodies, local-authority-maintained schools must comply with the public sector equality duty in the Equality Act 2010 and the Equality Act 2010 (Specific Duties and Public Authorities) Regulations 2017. The Equality Act 2010 and Advice for Schools provides information as to how schools can demonstrate compliance.

Special Education Needs and Disability (SEND) Information

Aboyne is an inclusive school and we comply with our duties in the Equality Act 2010 and the Special Educational Needs and Disability Regulations 2014 by making the curriculum accessible for those with disabilities or special educational needs. You can find more detailed information about our SEND offer here.

Our SENCo is Michelle Charsley (Working days Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays only.

You can contact her directly at:

To better understand access to send support please visit:


Complaints Procedure:

Our complaints policy complies with section 29 of the Education Act 2002. You can find the policy here:


Governor Information and Duties:

For Governor information please visit our Governors page.

Financial Information:

Here you can find a link to the webpage which is dedicated to our school on the schools financial benchmarking service


Charging and Remissions Policy:

Uniform Policy

You can find all the details on the uniform page



If you require a paper copy of any information on our website please contact the school office.

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