Since 1985, Herts Tamil School has been teaching Tamil and Fine Arts to the strong community of Tamils in and around Watford. Parents are proud to see their children grow confidently with Tamil. Pupils enjoy Speaking, Reading and Writing Tamil with fellow classmates. Teachers remain motivated to see their pupils achieve excellence consistently in the International Tamil Educational Cultural Scientific Development Federation (ITEC) organised annual examinations, making our pupils prime candidates to take up GCSE Tamil examination.

School anthem

We are proud to have our own school anthem composed by our veteran member Mrs. Punitham Perinparajah

Download our school anthem in PDF (printer friendly) format.

History & Background

When Herts Tamil School was opened in 1985, Tamil lessons were held in the Multi-Cultural Community Centre (MCCC) in Watford. Later it moved to Parkgate Junior School and since 2008 has been held in Queens’ School, Aldenham Road, Bushey.

The Herts Tamil School is an offshoot of the Tamil Union of Herts. Tamil Union of Herts was formed with three main objectives as its pillars to serve the community. The objectives are:

  • To promote and organise charitable activities in order to generate funds to help the long-suffering, needy people in our homelands.
  • To promote and organise social activities to preserve the religious and cultural aspects for the community in this country wherever they are. (The word “Herts” in the name only signifies the area of origin of the Tamil Union of Herts)
  • To establish a Tamil school in this area to facilitate Tamil language, cultural and religious education for the children and to provide a meeting place for community members.

The Tamil Union of Herts at its Annual General Meeting elects 12 committee members who subsequently meet to appoint office bearers to look after the 3 core objectives of the UNION, one of them is the SCHOOL. At least 4 of the committee members are assigned to look after the interests of the school, who in turn invite interested school members from among the parents and the teachers to make up a 10 member School Management Committee.

The school has been a regular focal point for parents and families to maintain social contacts and share information. The pupils have taken part in various functions and celebrations, and graced the halls and stages on many occasions. The school has been helping the children grow up with a sense of their cultural identity and confidence.


The school opens every Sunday (during term time) at 10 am.

The day begins with the Tamil language classes (from Nursery up to GCSE level) for an hour. These are followed by various fine arts classes like Vocal (classical), Violin, Bharathanatyam dance, Miruthangkam, Veena and Keyboard.

All classes conclude by 1 pm.


All classes are held under one roof in various classrooms. The venue address is:

1st Bushey Heath Scout Group, 3 Little Bushey Ln, Bushey WD23 4JP

Contact us

For any questions, email us using or call us on +44 7903 956319


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