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History of the 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.

Class Organisation

Within each year group, the teaching and learning will vary from whole class teaching / group work and children working individually.

Teachers will group children for some activities by ability and work will be differentiated according to the ability of individual children.

Children in Key Stage 2 have weekly Spanish lessons. 

All children from Reception to Year 6 have a weekly music lesson taught by Mr Mitchell,  Dragon of the North music company

The School Day (from September 2023)

Reception to Year 6

Classroom doors open at 8.30am and close at 8.40am. The school day finishes at 3.30pm , except on a Friday when we finish at 2pm. 


Parents can choose for their child to attend our Nursery class for 15 hours or 30 hrs (this can be paid for by parents or using the Government provided code).

8.45am – 12.00       OR          8.45am – 3.20pm 

Registration closes at 8.50am for Nursery children.

Wrap around care

Our Early Morning Club is open for children in Nursery to Year 6. This starts at 7.45am and the children are taken round to their classrooms ready for the beginning of the school day.

Rising Stars run afterschool care – this can be booked directly with the company through