The Learning Department receives outstanding feedback for its work, both from visiting pupils and teachers as well as independent assessors such as the Sandford Award for heritage learning. See below what people have to say about us, and then come and find out for yourselves!

Teachers and Pupils comments from 2023

Teacher from Hockliffe Lower School

Pupil Letters 

Thank you for a superb day. One of the children on the way out said "that was perfect"  

Teacher from St Clement Danes Secondary School:

Can I say a massive thank you for another great year coming to the Cathedral. We all had a great experience and I had lots of pupils say how much they had valued it.  The pupils were saying how interesting it was, particularly the interactive elements.  

Teacher from Godolphin & Latymer:

Thank you again for another excellent day. The Learning Department staff are expert at providing engaging, scholarly and entertaining sessions which our students thoroughly enjoy.

Teacher from Margaret Wix Primary:

It was an amazing day, the children loved it and were all very engaged. Claire who led our group was amazing and tailored the trail and workshop to the children’s age range and needs.

Teacher from St Albans High School for Girls:

The activities were well pitched to the children and they were kept busy throughout the day. Thank you for a lovely day. 

Teacher from Shefford Primary:

A highlight of the school year for us! The staff are so welcoming, knowledgeable and supportive. The children loved being immersed in the day.

Teacher from Bowmansgreen

Very friendly group leaders who were organised. Good resources and practical activities to keep the children engaged. Clear explanations and interesting facts. The children loved seeing the Roman soldier outfit and seeing someone in their class put on the helmet. They all loved dressing up and getting involved. 

Sandford Award 2023-2028

The Sandford Award is an independently judged, quality assured assessment of education programmes at heritage sites, Cathedrals and museums across the British Isles. Now in its 40th year, sites can apply for the award every 5 years and, in 2023, the Learning Department received the Sandford Award for the 7th consecutive time!

Sandford Assessor - 2023

The schools team at St Albans Cathedral offer a high quality, learner centered, locally focussed, National Curriculum linked offer. They are dedicated to ensuring that each student gains as much as possible from their visit, with the aim to support each student's classroom learning. 

The schools team offer a learning programme that is truly unique in content and also to its surroundings. 

Contact us

You've read the comments above, so why not make a booking for your pupils to experience us for yourself? Call 01727 890212 or email [email protected] to find out more.