Mr T Mills-Bishop
Head Teacher

Rowans, Welwyn Garden City,
Hertfordshire, AL7 1NZ.
Waterside Academy is a business name of Agora Learning Partnership.
A charitable limited company, registered in England and Wales No 10290954
Registered Office The Orchard Primary School, Gammons Lane, Watford, WD24 5JW

01707 321203

Waterside Academy

Statutory Information

Waterside Academy is committed to safeguarding children.

Should you have any concerns regarding a child's safety, please contact our Designated Safeguarding Leader (DSL) or a Deputy DSL who can all be contacted via the office.

DSL - Mr T Mills-Bishop (Headteacher)

Deputy DSLs - Mrs Powell, Mrs Geaves, Mr Sal

Should you have any concerns or questions regarding safeguarding, please do come and speak with us without delay.

Alternatively, feel free to e-mail me directly via - this is particularly useful during the school holidays and on other occasions when the school is closed. 

Child Protection Policy

Behaviour Policy


Our School:

Waterside Academy

Rowans, Welwyn Garden City, Herts AL7 1NZ

Telephone : 01707 321203
Fax No : 01707 339612



For queries, information or paper copies of policies please contact  School Office where Mrs Powell will be able to discuss any queries.

Admissions Arrangements

Please find below our admissions policy for 2019/20 and 2020/21 along with other associated forms.

WATERSIDE Admissions Policy

HFL MAT Application Form - In Year Admissions

HFL MAT School Admission Appeal Timetable

HFL MAT Admission outside of normal age range

HFL MAT Admissions Policy 2019-20

HFL MAT Medical _ social needs form 2020_21

HFL MAT Admissions Policy 2020-21

Admissions letter-to-parents


Promoting British Valuesplease click here


Financial Information

Please click here 2016/17

Please click here  - School Supplementary Funding Agreement - Conversion to Academy

Agora Learning Partnership - Trust Accounts - click here


Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium Impact (2018.19) and Strategy (2019.20) Report


School Sports Funding

PE and Sports Premium Impact (2018.19) and Strategy (2019.10) Report


Ofsted Report

As a new academy, which opened in January 2018, Waterside Academy has not yet been inspected.

We are always keen for parents to use Ofsted's Parent View to register their thoughts.

Our predecessor school, Rowans, was inspected in November 2016 and the report for that inspection can be found here... Ofsted Report November 2016

School Ethos and Values Statement
School Performance - Assessment Results

School Performance Data 2018.19

Key Stage 2 Summary Figures

National League Tables (Performance Tables)
National league tables for schools across the UK were released in December 2019.
By way of comparison, we have looked at where Waterside Academy ranks compared to the other primary schools across Hertfordshire, which is typically a high-achieving county. 
There are 481 primary schools in Hertfordshire - Waterside Academy ranked...
Reading Progress = 159th out of 481
Writing Progress = 210th out of 481
Maths Progress = 77th out of 481

Compare Waterside Here - National Performance Tables

Compare Waterside Academy to other schools here

Individual Healthcare Forms

At Waterside we want to support children with long term, serious medical conditions. Qualifying conditions include diabetes, serious/acute asthma (simply needing an inhaler in school  ‘just in case’ would not require a healthcare plan) or allergies requiring an epipen. If you are uncertain at to whether  your child’s condition qualifies, Mr Mills-Bishop will be able to talk it through with you.

If you feel your child does qualify, we ask that parents fill out an individual healthcare form and come and discuss it with Mr Mills-Bishop If you prefer, Mr Mills-Bishop can fill one out with you. Once your child’s needs are understood, we will ensure all adults in the school, who need to know, are aware and know their part in keeping your child safe and secure.

Healthcare plans are reviewed yearly, or sooner as needs change.

Please click here for a copy of the Health Care Plan form. 


SEND Information Report


DSPL website


Complaints Procedure

Click here and scroll down for the trust wide complaints policy


Requests for paper copies

If a parent/carer requests a paper copy of the information on our school’s website, we will provide this free of any charge.