Monk's Walk School
Monk’s Walk is a thriving, over-subscribed school of 1250 pupils and students with spacious accommodation set in 35 acres overlooking the attractive Hertfordshire countryside. Twice described by Ofsted as a successful school in the inspections undertaken in 1995 and 1999, and having been accredited with Investors in People status in 1994, 1998 and 2001 and the highly-prized Hertfordshire Business Award in 1991 and 1995, the school has repeatedly shown that it is a dynamic force in comprehensive education. The school demands high standards of its pupils and staff but for all colleagues who work here there is a commitment to provide a well-resourced, convivial environment with excellent facilities, guidance and support whether it be professional, academic or social. In September 2004 the school has been awarded Science College Status.
Opened in 1964, Monk’s Walk is a maintained County Secondary School offering co-educational comprehensive education to pupils and students aged eleven to eighteen drawn from over twenty five feeder Primary schools. We have an intake that is both socially and academically balanced. Due to the reorganisation of schools in Welwyn Garden City in 1999, Monk’s Walk’s roll is expanding and a major building and refurbishment programme to extend our facilities is planned to start soon.
The school stands in a pleasant semi-rural setting on the north western edge of Welwyn Garden City, adjacent to Welwyn village. It is two minutes drive from junction 6 on the A1(M) and within walking distance of Welwyn North Station, as well as being directly served by four bus services. The Garden City centre and railway station are approximately 3 km away.
Welwyn Garden City, England’s second Garden City, has a population of 42,000and is situated in the midst of the Hertfordshire countryside. Neighbouring towns include Hertford, Stevenage, Hitchin, St. Albans and Hatfield. With an excellent rail service, London can be reached in half an hour.
Our aim is to give our pupils a good education; enabling them to fulfil their potential and, on leaving this school, to make a valuable contribution to society. We make great demands of them in both work and behaviour but we match these with staff commitment, good teaching, support and guidance.
It is important for all that the school operates in a relaxed, friendly, hardworking and civilised atmosphere. Pupils must show consideration for others and develop a sense of responsibility, and this is encouraged in the first instance by Subject Teachers and Form Tutors.
We welcome colleagues who have a strong commitment to developing the quality of education that we provide here and who fully subscribe to our philosophy of
“Getting it right and doing it well”.
We operate a Graduate Teacher Programme for those seeking QTS.