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Putteridge Primary School

Putteridge Primary School

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Welcome to our School

We are a very popular and vibrant 3 form entry primary school (90 places per year group) on the Hertfordshire/Luton border. We have invested heavily to ensure that this is a quality learning environment for the children and a wonderful workplace for the whole staff.   We are continually developing our culture so that we can embed excellence at all levels.

The school is easily accessed via A505 with a No. 12 bus that stops directly outside the school gates.   Our location is close to both Inspire Sports and Stopsley Village facilities.

We are situated close to Putteridge High School and Putteridge Community Nursery is housed within the school grounds. A separate ‘Extra Care’ club also operates within the school building, offering before and after-school provision.

Philosophy & Vision

The phrase ‘... everything should be within the child’s outstretched hand....’ summarises effectively our underlying philosophy. If all children are given an achievable challenge in all their work, they will progress well.

We want all children to leave Putteridge Primary School as fully independent learners and therefore everything we do must be focused upon highly effective teaching and learning.

We can offer your child(ren):

  • A rich and stimulating curriculum
  •  Knowledgeable, dedicated and welcoming staff
  • Extremely polite and well behaved peers who are supported and nurtured by staff
  • A well-resourced school that focuses on its pupils becoming effective and empowered learners
  • A strong community ethos that is well supported by parents

Originally built as two separate schools, Putteridge Primary School began its life in September 2011 when the Infant and Junior school amalgamated.  We are very fortunate to have large outdoor space which includes separate Foundation Stage, KS1 and KS2 playgrounds together with an extensive playing field. We are currently developing part of the outdoor area to broaden our pupils’ scientific experiences.



The school building also houses a dedicated Art Room, Library and a Family Room, which runs a weekly baby group and ‘stay & play’ sessions.



What Ofsted Inspectors said about the school:  (Quotes from our last Inspection May 2015)

“Pupils’ behaviour is outstanding.  Their good attendance and enthusiastic attitudes to learning significantly enhance their rapidly improving and now good progress”

“Across the school, pupils are working at levels in reading, writing and mathematics that are higher than those expected for their age.  In relation to their starting points, the pupils’ skills reflect good progress over time”

“Provision in the early years is good.  Children in Reception classes get off to a good start and are well prepared for Year 1”

“High staff morale and close links with parents further support the strong drive for continued improvement”

“Pupils say that they feel extremely safe at all times because of the hard work of all the adults in school to keep them safe”

“Leaders have introduced an exciting curriculum.  It is broad and balanced and strongly support pupils’ social, moral, spiritual and cultural development and their enjoyment of lessons”

What our current parents say about the school: (Quotes taken from a questionnaire – March 2018)

“I find this school one of the best in Luton, if not the best.  Great staff, great management.  Congratulations, my children love this school”

“My son has had a great start to his education and has developed an amazing thirst for knowledge and learning”

“My daughter thinks her teacher is amazing.  She enjoys coming in to school every day”

“I am completely happy with Putteridge Primary School and feel that the whole team work well together.  Strong leadership and extremely organised. Very impressed”

“I really like how visible and approachable the members of the Senior Leadership Team are, including the Headteacher”

“My daughter is getting on very well at this school, any issues that have been raised are dealt with quickly and efficiently”

Arrange a visit:

If you think you would like to visit the school to register an interest in a place for your child(ren) please contact the office on 01582 728262 to make an appointment. 

We hold regular registration meetings for prospective parents which last approximately an hour.  You will meet with the Headteacher or Deputy Head for a short talk followed by a tour of the whole school site to enable you to see what our everyday life is like at Putteridge Primary.

Further Information:

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If you have any questions or queries please send an email to: and we will get back to you. 

Remember, no question is a silly question!