About Us

Welcome to Aycliffe Drive

Aycliffe Drive Primary is a community school, with a nursery and pre-school, serving Grove Hill and the surrounding areas. We have 360 pupils ranging in ages from 3 to 11.

We provide a safe and happy environment where the children can strive to be their very best. The school has a family feel with many ex-pupils choosing to send their own children here.

Welcome letter from Headteacher

Welcome to Aycliffe Drive Primary School website which is designed to provide information for parents and other interested parties who wish to get a real feel for our family orientated school. If you require further information please contact the school office on 01442 404008 or email admin@aycliffedrive.herts.sch.uk

There are a great many reasons why Aycliffe Drive is such a special place in which your child can learn and grow.

Firstly, there are our hard working pupils who were given an outstanding judgement by Ofsted in September 2012 for attitudes to learning and behaviour. Our children thrive during their time at our school and leave in Year 6 having made excellent progress and in most cases achieving SATs results well above national average.

I am very proud to lead such a dedicated and loyal team of teachers and support staff who work tirelessly to make our pupils’ time at Aycliffe Drive happy, memorable and productive. The very low mobility among staff contributes towards the consistent ethos of high expectations in a warm and supportive environment that is a key feature of our school.

The stunning learning environments in all of our classrooms and outdoor areas are praised by visitors and the Local Authority has graded many areas including the Foundation Stage and Forest School as outstanding settings.

We are extremely proud of our school and strive to ensure continuous improvements in the building and environment. Some of the most recent are new cloakrooms in KS1, renovated Year 4 and Year. 5 classrooms, plots where the children grow their own vegetables for use in Science and Design and Technology lessons and our very own Celtic roundhouse, built by our pupils together with an expert historian.

Our highly skilled staff work very hard to provide an innovative, creative and imaginative curriculum which provides the potential for all children to achieve their very best and the very best is what we expect at Aycliffe Drive!

We are as always very happy to welcome visitors to our school.


Maria Green


Pupils enjoy school and know how to keep safe. Behaviour is exemplary. Pupils are proud of their school and have outstanding attitudes to learning.”  -September 2012

Head Teacher: Mrs. Maria Green         Chair of Governors: Mrs. Pam Gent          

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