Mr T Mills-Bishop
Head Teacher

Rowans, Welwyn Garden City,
Hertfordshire, AL7 1NZ
Waterside Academy is a business name of Herts for Learning Multi Academy Trust.
A charitable company limited by guarantee
Registered in England No. 10290954
Registered office: Robertson House SROB218, Six Hills Way, Stevenage, Hertfordshire, SG1 2FQ

01707 321203

Waterside Academy

Admissions for Waterside Nursery in September 2018 are underway. If perspective parents would like a tour, please contact the office we would be delighted to show you around and answer your questions.

Latest School Events

Parents Evening17Oct2018

4:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Year 3 and 4 Swimming Lessons18Oct2018

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Harvest Festival - Parents invited into school19Oct2018

9:00 am - 9:30 am

Year 6 Play Leader Session23Oct2018

9:00 am - 10:00 am

School Photos (Individual)24Oct2018

Calendars page(s): School >>

Waterside Academy News

  • Stars of the Week
    Star of the Week has been awarded to the following children:
  • Stars of the Week
    The following children were awarded Stars of the Week:
  • MacMillan Coffee Afternoon
    We would like to thank all of the parents, children and staff who took the time to bake and donate to our MacMillan Coffee Afternoon.
  • Saracens Sports Foundation Welwyn Hatfield Tag Festival
    On Thursday 27th September, ten children from Years 5 and 6 were invited to attend the Saracens Sports Foundation Welwyn Hatfield Tag Festival. The children’s excellent behaviour and team spirit resulted in them winning 4 out of the 5 games they played
  • Stars of the Week
    We awarded the following children Stars of the Week:
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Golden Rules

At Waterside Academy we all strive to follow our Golden Rules

We let other children learn

We are kind

We look after property

We keep ourselves safe

We try our hardest


Our motto is: Today's learning for tomorrow's world


Newsflash: New House Names

As many of you will already be aware, we have asked the children to give our teams new 'House names'!

The red, blue, yellow and green houses will still keep their colours but also have a fitting name to be proud of.

We asked the children to put their ideas into a box, placed in the school hall. We have now narrowed the children's ideas down to just three choices. On Friday the newly formed school council, as well as our House captains and House vice captains, will be picking just one option from the three below. 

The three choices are as follows:

  • Types of tree (E.g. Rowan House, Oak House, Sycamore House etc)
  • Bodies of water (E.g. Lea House, Stanborough House, Thames House etc)
  • People who changed the world (E.g. Gandhi House, Pankhurst House, Grey-Thompson House etc) 

More news to follow this coming Friday, watch this space... 

12.10.18: The results are in...

Please see our newsletter for the new 'House ' names :-) 




Dear Visitor,

Welcome to Waterside Academy.

Waterside Academy is small primary academy with a big welcome and an even bigger heart. We are very proud to be a part of the Herts for Learning Multi Academy Trust, which includes a growing number of schools across Hertfordshire.

Each school within the Trust has its own values, ethos and culture but all work together to share best practice and enhance provision for all children.

My aim as the new Headteacher here at Waterside is to ensure that the children who attend our school are kept safe and can learn happily, succeeding both academically and socially.

I understand that choosing the right school for your child is a big decision and I hope this website gives you an insight into what we can offer.

Although we place a great emphasis on continuously improving standards within maths and literacy, we also aim to develop all children's wider knowledge and skills through our evolving and broad curriculum.

The children at our school are enthusiastic learners and we do our very best to make activities engaging, challenging and fun!

The early years of a child’s education are vitally important and we have an excellent Nursery which runs in the mornings and an optional Pre-School, run by an outside provider, in the afternoons.  
We work in partnership with them to provide all day provision for those families who choose it.  Working parents may also choose to make use of the breakfast club, run by school staff, which runs daily from 7:45am.

We pride ourselves on the sense of community the school offers children.

Should you wish to come and see the school for yourself, please call the office and arrange a visit.

Mr T Mills-Bishop