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Howe Dell Primary School

Ethos, Vision, Values and Aims

‘Reach for the Stars’


At Howe Dell, we aspire to create a cohesive community of life-long learners, who are equipped with skills and knowledge to positively impact the world.


Values and aims:

Through our bespoke and ambitious curriculum, we embed our values: kindness, growth and respect. 


Kindness is the foundation of all our interactions and is modelled throughout our community.


Growth is fostered within our therapeutic ethos. Through personal development we grow resilient, curious learners both in the classroom and the wider world.


Respect is fundamental to us all. We value differences, celebrate diversity, and promote inclusivity, creating a safe and supportive community where everyone is welcome.


Our Howe Dell 'family'

Assemblies at Howe Dell


At Howe Dell our assemblies are linked to the 'value of the month' which in turn links to the half termly PSHE JIGSAW puzzle piece.  Music plays an important part of our assemblies and we follow a termly plan where music is listened to over a period of a fortnight to enable us to familiarise ourselves with the key musical elements and to hone our listening and appraising skills.


We have weekly singing assemblies and on a Friday we hold our celebration assembly. On a monthly basis we celebrate 'Author of the month' and we welcome parents, carers and friends of Howe Dell to join us celebrate the hard work and achievements of our children. If you would like to join us, please contact the school office. 

Howe Dell Primary School is a large two-form entry school with a nursery that offers both 15 and 30 hours.


The school and Nursery provides a unique and caring environment where children are given the opportunity to develop as confident and independent learners who are valued.  We encourage children to give everything 'a go' to enable them to be the best that they can be!

Training Practitioners


At Howe Dell we support those who are studying. We host BEd and PGCE students from the University of Hertfordshire, for a variety of placements. We have also lectured at the University of Hertfordshire sharing valuable knowledge and deepening pedagogical understanding.

  • Howe Dell Primary School
  • The Runway, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL10 9AH
  • 01707 263291