About Stapleford School

Stapleford School is a Voluntary Aided School in the Diocese of St. Albans for children aged between three and eleven. The school is situated in the small village of Stapleford, 3½ miles from Hertford. The school serves the three villages of Stapleford, Waterford and Bramfield. However, most of our children travel from further afield.

We have small classes with a maximum of 24 children per class. Each class is made up of two year groups, 12 children per year. We have a school run Breakfast Club and Afterschool Club.

Our School Vision is


Our chosen bible reading conveys an easily accessible image of our dependence on God for our flourishing and growth as a tree draws vital nourishment from water.

The community is the trees within the village and God is the stream running past the school.


Stapleford School – Values

All pupils at Stapleford Primary School strive to meet our high expectations in both academic achievement and moral development within a caring and Christian environment. Children are closely involved in the school acts of worship, which include opportunities for the children to reflect, revere and celebrate our core values. These are:


“Love thy neighbour as yourself” Mark 12:31

Time is given generously to help everyone achieve.

We share our knowledge and welcome opportunities to mentor each other.



“Clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.” Colossians 3:12

We take care of each other.

Everyone has the need and right to feel valued.



“Be strong and courageous; do not be frightened or dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9

Children reflect on and evaluate their own learning. Realising they don’t know something is the first step in learning.

Being tenacious, in the pursuit of learning, is encouraged.



“Just as the Lord has forgiven you, so you must also forgive others.” Colossians 3:13

We take everyone under our wing and help them to be the best that they can be.



“Encourage one another and build each other up.” 1 Thessalonians 5:11

We recognise the positive worth of each pupil – we value each other.



“Do to others as you would have them do to you.” Matthew 7:12

All members of the school community are respected and valued as individuals.

We promote racial equality and respect diversity.



“Always be thankful.” 1 Thessalonians 5:16

Families are valued as a source of love and support.

We value the environment around us as the basis of life and a source of wonder and inspiration.

We recognise our own expertise and value the special skills we all have.



“My God is my strength in whom I trust.” Psalm 18:2

We trust in God and value ourselves as unique human beings capable of spiritual, moral, cultural, intellectual, emotional and physical growth and development.

The children’s own opinions are positively sought after.



“I can do all the things through Him who strengthens me.” Philippians 4:13.

I can’t do it…….YET! (Growth mindset).

Education is considered as a partnership between home, church and school.

We strive to ensure that the potential in all pupils is developed and that the school provides an opportunity for every individual to demonstrate achievements across a wide range of activities.



“Learn to do right. Seek justice.” Isaiah 1:17.

We value truth, freedom, justice and human rights.

We promote the core British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.”



“Serve one another in love.” Galatians 5:13.

Children are given small roles to help them develop an understanding of the satisfaction of performing a task that is helpful and for the greater good.



“Tell the truth to each other” Zechariah 8:16

We value truth, freedom, justice and human rights.