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  • Parmiter's School
    High Elms Lane
    Garston
    Watford
    Hertfordshire
    WD25 0UU
  • Head: Nick Daymond
  • T 01923 671424
  • F 01923 894195
  • E admin@parmiters.herts.sch.uk
  • W www.parmiters.herts.sch.uk
  • A mainstream state school for pupils aged from 11 to 18
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Hertfordshire
  • Pupils: 1,419
  • Religion: None
  • Open days: End of September or early October
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness Outstanding 1
      • 16-19 study programmes Outstanding 1
      • Outcomes for children and learners Outstanding 1
      • Quality of teaching, learning and assessment Good 1
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Outstanding 1
    • 1 Full inspection 22nd September 2011
  • Previous Ofsted grade: Good on 1st December 2006
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What says..

The school looks like a classic '70s comprehensive from the outside, but has a traditional grammar school feel on the inside, with portraits of former head teachers and honours boards. Parents and staff evidently value the combination of traditional values and progressive...

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What the school says...

Parmiter's School is partially selective. A copy of our admissions criteria can be found on our school website. We welcome visitors to the school; please get in touch with our admissions secretary if you would like to visit.

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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Best performance by Boys taking Mathematics (Further) at an English Grammar School (GCE A level)
  • Best performance by Girls taking Music Performance: Group at an English Grammar School (Grade 3 Music or Dance)
  • Best performance by Girls taking Music Performance: Group at an English Grammar School (Grade 4 Music or Dance)
  • Best performance by Girls taking Music Performance: Group at an English Grammar School (Grade 5 Music or Dance)

What The Good Schools Guide says

Headmaster

Since 2010, Mr Nick Daymond MA Cantab PGCE NPQH (40s), previously head of Roundwood Park School in Harpenden. He went from St Paul's School to Queens' College, Cambridge to read modern languages, but changed to theology in his third year. He did a PGCE out of pragmatism rather than vocation, but had an 'inspirational' PGCE language tutor, and found Goffs School, where he had a placement, 'a stimulating place to be'.

Married with two children, he is popular with parents and pupils, who comment that he is 'very approachable' and 'always around at school events, often with his family'. They are appreciative that he did not leap in to make immediate changes 'just to make his mark', and that he evidently values the traditions of the school.

Academic matters

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Special Education Needs

Parmiter's is dedicated to supporting all students in order that they fulfil their potential. The SEN Department works in partnership with subject specialists and the pastoral team to identify students who need additional support, as well as those who are gifted and talented. Support is given according to the students' individual needs and within the framework of the Code of Practice. 10-09

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Aspergers Syndrome [archived]
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders [archived]
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Delicate Medical Problems [archived]
Dyscalculia
Dysgraphia
Dyslexia
Dyspraxia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Epilepsy [archived]
Genetic
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
Not Applicable
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
PD - Physical Disability
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
VI - Visual Impairment

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