A St Albans school is celebrating its 10-year anniversary.

The Alban City School, in Hatfield Road, is planning a variety of events to mark the occassion. 

The school officially opened in March 2013, when children sang songs in front of a packed audience at a special assembly.

History repeated itself in April 2020, when Alban City School pupils wrote a song for key workers, during the height of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Due to restrictions at the time, the song was recorded by staff members at their homes, doing fun moves and dancing with teddy bears.

Now, a new song will be written and recorded by pupils, to mark 10 years of the school.

Art installations and a whole school photograph will also take place.

Elizabeth Hodgkinson, a school governer and parent, said: "I am so proud of all the school has achieved and grateful that my children have benefited from everything the school has to offer.

"Having had a child at the school for over seven years now, I have seen it go from strength to strength.

"Not only with the abundance of extracurricular activities on offer, but also the wonderful teaching, amazing facilities (including a 120 seat theatre), thriving PTA and establishment of a diverse, engaged school community all committed to making the children have as wonderful a school experience as possible.

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"Not to mention the arrival of the super cute school dog, Lani. What a great addition to our city the school is!

"Everyone rose to the challenge of schooling during the pandemic and this hard work was rewarded with the most fantastic Key Stage 2 SATs results this summer - the results being well above the national average.

"Recently the school has welcomed a number of families from Ukraine and Hong Kong, and with over 30 languages spoken it is a wonderfully diverse and thriving community."

The school will be running tours over the coming months for potential new pupils joining Reception.