Ofsted Inspection Report
"The headteacher has high expectations and wants the very best for pupils. Her vision is shared by the school's other leaders. As a result, the school has improved greatly and is now on a clear upward trajectory."
"Relationships between pupils and the adults who work in the school are very strong. Staff know pupils well and this helps to make classrooms positive and welcoming environments, where pupils feel comfortable and ready to learn."
"The school's work to promote pupils' personal development and welfare is outstanding."
"Pupils have excellent attitudes to learning. They show a keen interest in the subjects that they learn about. For example, pupils willingly volunteer to answer teachers' questions, doing so competently and confidently."
"Pupils are confident and self-assured. They listen to each other, showing respect for each other's views, and managing discussions well. Pupils enjoy coming to school and appreciate the support that they receive from teachers."
"Pupils stated emphatically that there is no bullying at all at Harpenden Academy."
"Pupils behave well in lessons. They listen carefully and respond quickly to instructions. The school's rules are simple and easy to remember. They are reinforced frequently and even the very youngest children know the rules."