Holdbrook Primary and Nursery School

Primary Broxbourne Borough



Holdbrook Primary School is situated on the Hertfordshire border and lies between the towns of Waltham Cross and Waltham Abbey in the centre of the Lea Valley Park. We serve an estate comprising both private and rented accommodation, all built in the 1960s along with the school. The staff work well together as a supportive team. Our multi-cultural school aims to include success and happiness in every child's memory of their primary education. The town is situated within Hertfordshire, at the County's very south-eastern corner close to the border of Greater London to the south and Essex to the east. It is located south of Cheshunt, west of Waltham Abbey and immediately north of the London Borough of Enfield, with the southern section of the town bordering the M25 motorway and Freezywater. Although located just outside Greater London, the town forms part of the Greater London Urban Area. The Waltham Cross post town includes some northern sections of Enfield, including the Holmesdale Estate. The Showground site adjoining Waltham Town Lock on the River Lee was chosen as the site for the Lee Valley White Water Centre for the 2012 Olympics.[13] It was the only new Olympic venue to be open ahead of the Games, and offers the public the chance to follow in the footsteps of the Olympic competitors by taking to the rapids themselves. There is also a Gaelic Football club based in Waltham Cross, St Joseph's (Waltham Cross) In the centre of the town lies one of the three surviving Eleanor crosses. Twelve of these were originally set up by Edward I to commemorate the resting places of his dead queen, Eleanor of Castile. The central shopping pavilion is an attractive covered area of shops. Most of the remaining area of the town centre has been developed by the Council as a pedestrian area, providing space for street entertainment and open air markets on Wednesday and Fridays. There is a large bus station in the town centre where London Buses terminate and link with services for Hertfordshire and Essex. The town is the only settlement outside Greater London to be served by a Transport for London night bus - route N279. The area is served by two railway stations, on different lines in London fare zone 7. The main Waltham Cross railway station has services to south to London Liverpool Street and Stratford railway station via Tottenham Hale railway station with links to the Victoria line. To the north services run to Hertford East railway station or Bishops Stortford railway station. Theobalds Grove railway station to the north of the town centre also provides services to London Liverpool street via Seven Sisters station which also provides links to the Victoria line. Waltham Cross Bus Station serves as the main terminus and starting point for buses in the immediate locality, with links to a number of destinations in northern and central Greater London, Cheshunt, Hertford, Waltham Abbey, Loughton, Epping and Potters Bar.