Reception Admissions 2022
Welcome to Harpenden Academy and we are very much looking forward to welcoming all our new families to our school community.
Mrs Aylott, our EYFS Leader, will have been in contact with all our new families by phone to welcome you and to answer any questions that you may have. Parents will have received a welcome letter in the post and in early May your school information packs will be sent to you by email.
We look forward to inviting you into school at our Parent Information evening and also for our Teddy Bear's picnic. We have prepared a virtual tour of the school that we hope delivers an informative view of our school. The virtual tour is presented by our Headteacher, Mrs Davies, who guides you around our school. You will visit our EYFS teaching team and our current Reception class and you will be introduced to key members of staff. You will get to see some of our children at work and play as well as get a good oversight of our school building both internally and externally. You will even meet our school dog, Rosie Red!
From September 2011 all primary schools must offer children a full-time place at the start of the September term. However, legally children do not have to be in full-time education until the term after their 5th birthday. Delaying your child’s entry into school is called ‘deferred entry’. You can request this, but your child must start before the end of the school year during which they turn 5. The expectation is all those starting in September will attend full days but if you are a parent of a summer born child and have concerns over full school days please talk to us.
Parent Information Evening at Harpenden Academy, Thursday 23rd June 2022 at 6.30pm
We will be holding a parent information evening on Thursday, 23rd June at 6.30pm in the school hall. This event is for parents only. This is a perfect opportunity for parents to meet our EYFS Teaching Team for the first time and to hear how the Reception year unfolds. The meeting will be hosted by our EYFS Lead, Mrs Aylott who teaches the Reception class from Monday - Thursday. You will meet the whole EYFS Teaching Team: Mrs Haines who teaches the children on a Friday and Mrs Welch, our full time Teaching Assistant. There will be an opportunity for a Q&A session at the end.
If you have any queries then please do not hesitate to contact our office team by email on firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone on 01582 716910.
Parents leave our information meeting with a goody bag filled with key information and something special for the children joining us in September. If you unable to make the information evening then please contact the school office to organise a collection time.
Teddy Bear's Picnic, Thursday, 14th July 2022
As part of joining Harpenden Academy, we would like to invite you to our Teddy Bear’s Picnic on Thursday 14th July 2022 from 1.30pm – 2.30pm. This event is for your Reception child, their teddy and for parents/carers. Please RSVP via your Operoo e-form.
A very high standard of uniform is expected at all times throughout the school day and on the way to and from school.Please ensure that all items of uniform and equipment are clearly marked with your child’s name.
All items can be obtained from the school suppliers:
School Uniform Preloved
Looking for a bargain? Visit our pre-loved uniform page. Uniform items will be available to pick up from the school office within two business days. Returns or exchanges are accepted for unworn items. Please email email@example.com with enquiries and we will be happy to help.
Established in St Albans in 1925
10 Leyton Rd, Harpenden AL5 2TL, 01727 853262
7 Acrewood Way, St Albans, AL4 0JY
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Actions for Reception Parents
Copy of email sent to all parents 4th May 2021
Congratulations your school place at Harpenden Academy has been allocated and we are truly looking forward to welcoming all our new children and families into our Reception Ladybird class in September 2021. You will already have acknowledged the offer of your child’s place through the County Admissions processing system. There are a few actions that we need parents to do to complete the application process and to ensure that you have all the information you need for a seamless and informed transition to our Reception class:
|1||Login to Operoo and verify account information by Friday, 21st May 2021|
Read your Parent Information Booklet once you have verified the Operoo account
This booklet is a parent guide which will tell you everything you need to know about Harpenden Academy and our Reception induction.
|3||Primary Data Collection Form to be submitted via Operoo by Friday, 21st May 2021|
|4||RSVP to Teddy Bear’s Picnic by completing the e-form via Operoo by Friday, 21st May|
|6||If eligible, apply for Free School Meals|
We do hope you find this information useful; if you have any questions please do feel free to email us on firstname.lastname@example.org or to phone the school office between 8.00am-4.00pm.