Local area

Location and Community
Bushey and Oxhey Infant School and Bushey Manor Junior School are well positioned just north of London, in Hertfordshire, on the borders of Watford as well as Oxhey and Bushey Villages.  Located in close proximity to one another, both schools take pupils from the local area.

A significant number of pupils come from neighbouring Oxhey Village, which has a strong community to which both schools are affiliated. Every year the village hosts a traditional summer fair and a Christmas Carol concert at which the schools perform.  The schools have tremendous support from the local community and have active Parent and Staff Associations.

 

 

A vibrant local area and history
IMG_8753The local area is full of top quality restaurants and award winning parks. Neighbouring Watford is perhaps most famous for its football club – Watford FC – which has just been promoted to the Premier League. There is plenty to do in the area: various clubs and sports venues are nearby, the Watford Palace Theatre offers a range of cultural experiences, and the recently refurbished Watford Coliseum hosts a range of national and international entertainers, comedians and bands.

Watford as an area is currently going through a boom period and is receiving significant investment including a new hospital, an extension to the London Metropolitan tube line, enhanced London Overground Services and a brand new £100m town centre redevelopment.

Bushey has a rich history and is mentioned in the Domesday Book. Perhaps it is most famous for its Arts movement and its world-renowned Herkomer Art School with many prominent artists coming from the area.  Bushey is well located and is close to major film and television studios, including the Warner Brothers film studios at Leavesden, which is home to the popular Harry Potter visitor attraction.  Because of its proximity to both Leavesden and Elstree, Bushey often features in various television programmes and dramas, including Eastenders and Broadchurch.

Transport Links
Our schools enjoy excellent transport links and are served by various bus services.  They are close to the M1 and M25 motorways and are a short walk from Bushey Station where the frequent fast trains to London Euston take less than 20 minutes and local London Overground services provide links to London’s suburban rail network.