Our School

Panshanger Primary School is situated on the east side of Welwyn Garden City. The school opened in January 1969 and a Nursery class was added in September 1997.

Our school is built on land that was originally part of the Panshanger House estate owned by Lord Desborough of the Cowper family.  It was the first school built on the estate. Whilst building the school, the grave of an Iron Age chieftain was unearthed, dating from between 25 and 10 BC. Artefacts from the grave, including an Italian silver cup, are now on display in the British Museum and a photograph is on display in the school entrance.

Our Team

Senior Management Team   Support Staff
Mrs Sarah Holt

Headteacher / DSP     Teaching and learning lead / Assessment manager

Mrs Nicola Deacon  Nursery Nurse
Mrs Michelle Boylan Deputy Head / Yr. 6 Teacher / English lead Mrs Jodie Graves Nursery Nurse / MSA

Mrs Amanda Reed

SENDCo / DSP / Yr. 2 Teacher / Computing lead

Mrs Mary Burt 

Teaching Assistant
Mrs Carolyn Kay Senior Teacher / Yr. 5 Teacher / Maths & Art lead

Mrs Tina Harris

Learning Support Assistant / MSA
Mrs Emma Ching EYFS Leader /  Reception Teacher

Mrs Joanne Harsent  

Teaching Assistant / MSA
Teaching Staff

Mrs Nicola Housego

Teaching Assistant
Ms Gail Burt Yr. 4 Teacher / Geography & DT lead

Mrs Alison McLoughlin

Teaching Assistant / MSA
Mrs Sarah Bruce MFL lead

Mrs Julie Monk

Learning Support Assistant / SSA
Mrs Karen Claridge  Nursery Teacher / PE lead Mrs Lisa Quinn   Teaching Assistant / SSA
Mrs Jill Gottlieb KS 2 Teacher / RE lead Mrs Suzanne Wylie  Teaching Assistant / MSA
Mrs Kathryn Jeffrey  Yr. 2 Teacher  Facilities
Mr Dan Mitchell Music Teacher  Mr Dean Watts  Site Manager
Mrs Rebecca Puddephatt Yr. 3 Teacher / History lead  
Mrs Zara Stuart KS 2 teacher / PSHE lead Miss Tracey Sawyer Cleaner / MSA
Mr Tom Wackett Yr. 1 Teacher / Music lead Mr Alex Smith Cleaner
Mrs Emma Waring Reception Teacher / Science lead Miss Donna Williams  Cleaner
Mrs Nicola Ward FS / KS 1 Teacher Herts Catering Staff
Mrs Kate Stuart Pastoral Support Worker Mrs Mel Franklin  Cook

Office Staff

Mrs Wai Fun Yau Kitchen Assistant

Mrs Tracey Edgell

School Secretary Mrs Helen Philpot Kitchen Assistant

Mrs Joanne Brenchley 

Admin Assistant