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Our Year Six mathematicians at Maths Masterclass yesterday: working out the distance from the earth to the moon using a penny, drawing a spiral using the Fibonacci sequence and plotting a light wave. Not to mention holding 4.5 billion year old meteorites!


Year Six super scientists investigating the rate of chemical reactions given different concentrations of hydrochloric acid. Excellent discussion of anomalies.


The best start to a Tuesday - cross country club with up to fifty of our children being active, taking notice and connecting (five ways to wellbeing)


Thought-provoking and informative visit from Herts for Refugees today, linked to Year Six’s Conflict topic.


KS2 teachers trying out next half term’s fantastic chemical science lessons - we can’t wait to share the experiments with the children!


Mrs Watson loves creating chemical reactions but what is she making? All will be revealed next half term! KS2 staff have been enjoying their training ready for Science next half term.


we are so very thankful for you giving our ducks such a lovrly home. “They look like they are enjoying there self!”


Thank you for having us here is some writing from our reception class. 🐣


Year 4 have been busy discovering new animals in the Amazon Rainforest this morning! based in St. Albans, came in to lead an English workshop all about descriptive techniques to engage the reader. The children showed great enthusiasm, resilience and were 'fearless'


Guess how old William the tortoise is?


EYFS went on a trip to today to our ducks that we hatched in their forever home.


This afternoon we've had lots of fun outdoors exploring the different rates of chemical changes: identifying ways to tell that a chemical reaction has taken place and discussing whether the changes are reversible or irreversible. Super scientists Year 6!


Year 4 Science was very exciting today! We set ethanol on fire and exploded icing sugar whilst learning about speeds of reaction. We ❤️ Science!


Retweeted From HfL Governance

Thanks to Lisa Davies, Headteacher of for sharing her game-changing methods for parental engagement with us today


What a wonderful afternoon we’re having in Family Groups with Y6 children leading mental health & emotional well-being sessions across school. Y6 planned their sessions to support younger children wth ideas from telling jokes to mindfulness So proud of each and every Y6 child.


Our project is finished! Thanks to for the grant to help transform our playground wall.


Celebrating Mental Health Awareness week with our Year 6 SATs breakfast parties


Year 4 enjoyed learning about endothermic and exothermic reactions in Science today. We investigated whether changing the amount of citric acid we added to the sodium bicarbonate affected the temperature.


This week KS2 have been chemists, experiments with various chemicals to find out about endothermic and exothermic changes. What a buzz in each and every classroom as liquids foamed and fizzed, changed colour and temperature - all signs of the irreversible nature of the changes.


Football success for our Year 3 & Year 4 boys' football team. The boys did the school proud and they showed great determination and sportmanship winning 3 of their 4 matches against local schools and making it into the semi-finals for the first time! Well done!


Big Pedal - Well Done Harpenden Academy! We came in the top 25% of schools participating in the event. I am really proud of the effort made by everyone walking, cycling or scooting to school. We exceeded our target with 59% of children leaving their car at home.


Football Update! Just an quick update on the Year 3/4 football tournament at Sauncey Wood. All going really well so far. First Match 0:0 Draw. Second Match 2:0 WIN!! Now enjoying half time oranges!!


Our staff have been busy recording some more bedtime stories for you. They can be found on our school website via this link. We are always pleased to hear your feedback!


Smashing sunny start to our learning this week as Mrs P.C and her Year 2 tribe head off to do some outdoor learning and utilise our lovely resources that we are so fortunate to have. Learning this week includes phonics fun, marvellous multiplication and magnetic alphabet pieces.


Nerves running high! 15min to go till the start of Harpenden Academy's Got Talent


KS2 teachers blowing things up in Empiribox training ready for our chemistry topic ‘Changes’ next term.


Year six hockey festival - much excitement!


Our Harpenden Writing Competition winners collecting their prizes.


Patricia has just read Rosie Red her very first independently written sentence...complete with the tricky word "like".


Check out our school website and choose a bedtime story read by one of our special members of staff. Wishing you all sweet dreams


The ducks are learning to run...Mrs Aylott is learning how to catch them! Fun in the sun in Ladybirds garden.


Happy Mother's Day to all the mummies at Harpenden Academy. We hope you are having a splendid day !


We have just found out the results of the Harpenden Schools writing competition 2019...we have two 1st places ,one 2nd place and one joint 3rd place. Names to be announced in Friday assembly.


Meet the Computer Programmers of the next decade...Year 4! We are thoroughly enjoying creating our own times table games using Scratch.


Reception and KS1 making roman tiles at St Albans Cathedral


KS1 & EYFS have arrived at St Albans Cathedral


Fantastic evening at the Harpenden Schools' Music Association Spring Concert - felt more like being in the West End of London. Such talented children! Some of us were so eager we'd gone to get ready to perform already!


The ducklings had their first swim today!


And then there were 4! Say hello to Forest, the latest member of Ladybird Class!

Before and After School Care

We run a breakfast club every week day morning from 7.15am - 8.45am. A healthy and varied breakfast of cereal, fruit and toast is available from 7.15am-8.15am.

Our welcoming team are experienced and well trained. We offer a range of structured and unstructured activities in a free choice environment to suit individual children and their diverse needs.

You are responsible for signing your child in to club on the register at the time of arrival but please note you will be charged the full session regardless of what time you drop off.

Children will be delivered to their individual classrooms by our staff team. The club operates in a classroom and has access to the secure playground.


£5.00 per session

Charged and invoiced a half term in advance.  [Payable by 2nd week of each half term via Parentpay only.]

Please complete the booking form attached to secure your place.

Adhoc last minute bookings will be accommodated where we have spaces and you will be invoiced accordingly.

Our After School Club is run by our Manager, Laura Jones, with her team of staff. The team are highly experienced and trained to provide your child with stimulating and fun after school care.  Laura has planned a programme of activities which regularly includes risky play, painting, modelling, arts and crafts, dressing up, role play toys, board games, jigsaws and organised games and challenges. We have access to our secure playground to encourage plenty of outdoor learning on our play equipment.

There is a quiet cushioned area to relax, listen to music, have a chat or possibly read a book.

Laura and her team will provide a snack meal for early leavers and a hot meal for the childern who are here until 6.30pm.  The children will sit together to eat at the beginning of the session. They will share their day’s news with their friends and it provides a warm friendly welcome to the club.


The club operates in the Stay & Play classroom with secure access to the playground. Your child will be picked up from their classroom by one of our staff. At the end of the day, at collection, the parent/carer is responsible for ensuring their child is collected on time and that they are signed out upon leaving.


We are happy to take adhoc bookings if we have available space that day. Please ring or email to check.

Laura will invoice you a half term in advance.  Payment is due the 2nd week of each half term via ParentPay.

Times, Costs & T&Cs

The club runs from 3.20pm-6.30pm, Monday to Thursday and 3.20pm-5.15pm on Fridays (a later Friday session will be considered if there is the demand)

Session 1: 3.20pm-5.15pm is £12.00
Session 2: 3.20pm-6.30pm is £16.50

There is a 10% discount for siblings and a 10% discount for children who attend both breakfast club and Stay & Play every day. 

Please notify Laura if your child is attending a club rather than After School Club and what time your child will need to be collected from the club.  For children attending a co-curricular club, fees will still be charged from 3.20pm.

Please complete the booking form and return it to

Wrap Around Care 2017-18

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