Bernards Heath Infant School comprises of children in two Key Stages:

The Foundation Stage:

  • Foundation Stage 1 (Nursery)
  • Foundation Stage 2 (Reception)

Key Stage 1:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

We have a maximum of 90 children in each year group (three classes of 30).


Our classes are named after well-known people or places in our local community:

Foundation Stage 1

Heath Class
is named after Bernards Heath which lies opposite the school.

We have 52 places in Heath Class and the children attend for either morning / afternoon / 2 ½ day sessions / 30 hours. The children start Heath Class in the September after they are 3 years old.



Foundation Stage 2

Heartwood Class
is named after Heartwood Forest in Sandridge.

Clarence Class
is named after Clarence Park in St Albans.

Verulam Class
is named after Verulamium Park in the centre of St Albans.

Each class in FS2 has 30 children aged between 4 and 5 years old.

Key Stage 1
(Year 1)

Mitchell Class
is named after Miss Mitchell, the first Head Teacher of Bernards Heath School in 1906.

Spencer Class
is named after the Spencer family who have strong links with the area (Diana, Princess of Wales was a member of the Spencer family).

Churchill Class
is named after Sarah Churchill the Duchess of Marlborough (born in St Albans, 1660) who was a very influential woman in royal circles.

Each class in Y1 has 30 children aged between 5 and 6 years old.

Key Stage 1
(Year 2)

Alban Class
is named after St Alban from the Roman town of Verulamium.

Morpurgo Class
is named after the author Michael Morpurgo who was born in St Albans.

Ryder Class
is named after Samuel Ryder, a local businessman and golf enthusiast.

Each class in Y2 has 30 children aged between 6 and 7 years old.