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Half Term Holiday Arty Fun


Feel good Friday with a hug!


Not even lockdown stops Harpenden Academy celebrating a birthday!!


Bird themed art.


We have taken inspiration from Max Whitlock to create our own gymnastics routines.


Some our our finished masterpieces


A fabulous afternoon celebrating 'International Nurses Day' learning about Florence Nightingale and creating our own lino print to celebrate our NHS!


We finished the day by learning about Florence Nightingale in preparation for her birthday tomorrow when we will be completing activities related to her life.


Yummy, yummy, yummy I have cakes in my tummy!


Thank you for our active yoga session this morning, we loved our trip to the zoo!


We are so proud of this gorgeous piece of artwork produced by one of our very creative children. It brought a tear to our eye and has captivated the current climate beautifully. What a precious and treasured memory to keep forever!


A very important message from our lovely Y5 girls, thank you!


Origami doves in celebration of VE Day.


Continuing our VE Day learning- today we’ve been sewing bunting whilst listening to WW2-inspired music.


Outdoor fun!


Our very own Bletchley Park - code breakers in action as part of our VE Day history learning!


Pizza picnic!


Scatterball in the sun


Dear Children, we miss you so very much!!


Look at our masterpiece, just beautiful! Great effort everyone!


Enjoying the sunshine with a spot of cricket, chalk art and lots of laughter.


Science fun at school today - balloon cars (friction) and popcorn (irreversible changes)!


Our lovely children have made beautiful pop-up Easter cards today


Reply from an NHS nurse to our year six letter thanking the NHS - stay at home everyone!


Year six writers sharing thanks with NHS staff for their amazing work - please share with anyone you know in the NHS


Bring your scooter to school day


We have been doing Just Dance to get warmed up this morning!


Level six of the HA obstacle course - focusing on our five ways to wellbeing for the week: connect. Working as a team to create a fun game! “This is good for our well being because we’re being active, connecting and keeping learning!”


A fun Maths challenge to get your mind working. It is not as simple as it seems!


Lovely morning making fruit kebabs in the sunshine discussing the importance of vitamins, including vitamin D, in keeping us healthy and boosting our immune system. “Fruit is protecting us from getting the virus by giving us vitamins.”


Quote for day 2 "We're lucky as we get to come in here!"


Social distancing at lunchtime...all feels quite odd, although one wee cub said "It's just like being at Ikea."


Even on our last day of school on Friday the children in Kerr class and Austen class enjoyed sharing their favourite poems with each other


Retweeted From Gavin Williamson

You should only send your child to school on Monday if you have to, because your work is critical to our COVID-19 response. If you are able to keep your child at home, you should.


Final maths lesson in year six - making mocktails using their knowledge of ratio


Year six scientists learning outdoors as much of the day as possible - gathering and drawing conclusions from water resistance experiments


Year six putting their hockey skills into practise with a focus on possession and repossession when invading.

Getting to School

Walking, Scooting and Cycling

We actively encourage our pupils and staff to journey to school and home in alternative ways, whenever possible, rather than using the car. We have a cycle park at the front of the school and have a large cycle and scooter park that is in a secured area that children have access to during the start and the end of the day. These are, however not covered. Please ask at the Office if you need access to these.

Public Transport

We are at the heart of Harpenden with easy access from both bus and train travel. We are just 5 minutes away from both bus stops and the train station. The 321 and 657 bus are popular services that stop on the A1081, which is then a short walk to the school's location. The 321 service runs at least every 20 minutes during the school day, between Luton and Watford via Harpenden and St Albans. The 657 service runs hourly during the school day, between Redbourn, Harpenden, Wheathampstead and St Albans. There are further services run by Interlink bus services.

Harpenden Railway Station is a 5 minute walk from school with frequent trains run by Govia Thameslink between Bedford and London, before travelling further afield.

The A1081 travels through the centre of Harpenden. It starts at Luton Airport in Bedfordshire and runs to High Barnet in Greater London via Harpenden, St Albans and London Colney.

Car Parking

We are unable to provide parking for staff or visitors (staff members have the opportunity of buying into a parking permit). There is limited parking on Victoria Street. The nearest car parking facilities are on Bowers Way and in the local Sainsbury's car park. Both of these car parks require payment. As there is limited parking, Harpenden Academy strongly suggests that you park further away and then walk the rest of the way. This will encourage less traffic in the area.

Zebra Crossing

We have a zebra crossing a few metres away from the school and so, as a school, we recommend that parents and children use this to provide a safe place to cross. At present we do not have any crossing patrol.

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