About Us

About the School

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Admissions

Townsend Church of England School is a Voluntary Aided School and it is the school Governors who decide who will be admitted to the school. The Governors will admit 150 students to Year 7 each September. The school wishes to protect its Christian character and ethos but also warmly welcomes applications from the wider community. …

The School Day

08:00 – 08:50 Phased arrival times 08:50 – 09:00 Registration 09:00 – 09:55 Lesson 1 10:00 – 10:55 Lesson 2 10:55 – 11:15 Break time 11:15 – 12:10 Lesson 3 12:15 – 13:10 Lesson 4 13:10 – 13:55 Lunch time 14:00 – 14:25 Registration / Tutor Period / Assembly 14:25 – 15:25 Lesson 5 15:30 …

History

History compiled by Mrs. P. Carnell and Mr. D.G. Pugh Dean Henderson’s vision in 1930 was for a Church School for girls and one for boys. The senior departments of St. Michaels, Christ Church and The Abbey were to be incorporated to form the new schools. The Churches involved were St. Michaels, Christ Church in …

Governors

Governors of Townsend Voluntary Aided Church of England School   Role of the Governing Body   The Department for Education states that Governing Bodies – “….are the strategic leaders of our schools and have a vital role to play in making sure every child gets the best possible education. For maintained schools this is reflected …

Policies & Guidance

Please view documents below for all our school policies. You can also access statutory information through our statutory information page Remote Learning Provision    

Vacancies

Townsend is the only voluntary aided Church of England Secondary School in Hertfordshire and is located on the edge of the lovely historic Cathedral City of St Albans. Four services are held in the Cathedral each year. You do not have to be a practising member of the Church of England to work here although …

Location of Townsend

Travel to Townsend School is simple and convenient. The school is well-served by buses, and students travel from all parts of St Albans and surrounding towns and villages. In recent years Townsend has regularly recruited students from over 60 different primary schools and children travel to Townsend from a very wide area. We currently have …

Statutory Information

Accessibility Policy Admission Arrangements Please see our Admissions page Behaviour Policy Charging and Remissions Policy Child Protection Policy Complaints Procedure Contact Details High Oaks, St. Albans, Hertfordshire AL3 6DR Headteacher: Mr. A. Wellbeloved Chair of Governors: Mrs H Quenet Tel: 01727 853047 Email: admin@townsend.herts.sch.uk General enquiries to the school e-mail address are monitored by Mrs …

Facility Hire

If you would like to hire any of our facilities for events please contact the school on 01727 853047 for further details