Camp School was inspected by Ofsted on the 1st February 2018.

The report was very positive and concluded that, ‘This school continues to be good.’ It also recognised so many strengths of the school whilst capturing the essence of those things that make Camp uniquely special.

Here are a few quotes from the report:

You have instilled a love of learning across the school through teaching that is engaging and challenging.

  • Parents and carers support your pursuit of excellence for your pupils. One commented: ‘I feel this school has a very strong leadership team, and that this feeds down through the staff, giving them the support they need to teach and provide support to the children under their care.’
  • Parents spoke highly of school leaders and the values staff instil in their children. One parent’s comment – ‘Camp Primary School stands out as a uniquely caring, nurturing school in which differences are celebrated’ – is reflected in the views of many.
  • Governors work effectively with school leaders to ensure that the school’s vision of ‘an environment where children and staff engage in learning with passion and enjoyment, and achieve their full potential’ is realized.

The full report is available here: Camp Primary and Nursery School OFSTED Inspection 2018


At Camp School we are proud of the strong achievements of our pupils at the end of Key Stage 2. Outcomes in the national tests show a sustained improvement in achievement, exceeding national levels in most aspects. 
The government will not publish KS2 school level data for the 2021 to 2022 academic year. They have archived data from the 2018 to 2019 academic year because they recognise that the data from that year may no longer reflect current performance.


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Camp School has been awarded the Hertfordshire Quality Standards accreditation (HQS). The HQS award recognises the quality of our early years practice and provision. It is a scheme that allows early years practitioners and providers the opportunity to reflect on practice in consultation with parents, children and the wider school community in order to grow and develop services.


Camp was the first school in St Albans to be awarded the top “Green Flag” accreditation by the Eco Schools organisation. Eco-Schools is an international award programme that helps to embed sustainable ideas into school life and recognises success through a number of awards of which the Green Flag is the highest. Camp has been awarded Green Flag status in recognition of the excellent work done by the school community to improve its sustainability – one of the school’s priority areas and a significant achievement for a Victorian school site.

Our team of Eco Champions looked at and changed the behaviour in the school of nine key areas, from litter and healthy eating to biodiversity. Whilst lots had already been done, we are keen to embed the strategies begun and also to further promote areas such as walking/cycling to school and improving the energy efficiency of the building. The assessors particularly commented on our local community involvement, the commitment of the whole school community and the quality of the work done so far.