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

Name of Staff Member Position       Name of Staff Member Position
Mrs Sarah Holt Headteacher       Mrs Alison McLoughlin Teaching Assistant
Mrs Maria Nicola Deputy Head       Mrs Julie Monk Teaching Assistant

Mrs Gail Burt


      Mrs Lisa Quinn

Teaching Assistant
Mrs Karen Claridge Teacher       Mrs Maggie Coleman Secretary
Mrs Zara Stuart Teacher       Mrs Maggie Coleman School Meals / Clerical Assistant
Ms Jill Gottlieb  Teacher       Mr Dean Watts Caretaker
Mrs Kathryn Jeffrey  Teacher       Miss Tracey Sawyer Cleaner
Mrs Carolyn Kay Teacher       Miss Nicole Gallafent Cleaner
Mrs Rebecca Puddephatt Teacher       Mr Alex Smith Cleaner
Mrs Amanda Reed Teacher       Miss Donna Williams Cleaner
Mrs Emma Ching Teacher       Mrs Jill Dowling Cook
Mr Thomas Wackett Teacher       Mrs Helen Philpot Kitchen Assistant
Mrs Nicola Ward Teacher       Mrs Wai Fun Yau Kitchen Assistant
Mrs Emma Waring Teacher       Mrs Julie Monk Senior Supervisory Assistant
Mr Dan Mitchell Music Teacher      Mrs Lisa Quinn Senior Supervisory Assistant
Mrs Sarah Bruce Language Teacher      Miss Tracey Sawyer Midday Supervisory Assistant
Mrs Joanne Brenchley Teaching Assistant      Mrs Alison McLoughlin Midday Supervisory Assistant
Mrs Mary Burt Teaching Assistant      Mrs Ardita McHugh Midday Supervisory Assistant
Mrs Nicola Deacon Teaching Assistant     Miss Pandora Weston Midday Supervisory Assistant
Mrs Tina Harris Teaching Assistant     Mrs Suzanne Wylie Midday Supervisory Assistant
Mrs Joanne Harsent Teaching Assistant     Miss Nicole Gallafent Midday Supervisory Assistant
Mrs Nicola Housego  Teaching Assistant