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22/11/19

Austen and Kerr class have had a fabulous day! We are now on the coach on our way back. Due back about 4pm. Will keep Twitter updated. https://t.co/pQujOLRw9y

22/11/19

Look who we found on the path! https://t.co/0y6TffQUPU

22/11/19

What amazing animals and plants we have been lucky to see! https://t.co/Lk5BpqkSBi

22/11/19

We are really enjoying our tour on how plants and animals have adapted to the rainforest habitat! https://t.co/2ZtsPVxOAl

22/11/19

Harpenden Academy have invaded the Rainforest! https://t.co/9bbsZ2C6km

22/11/19

Austen and Kerr class are on the way to the Living Rainforest! We are due to arrive at 10.30am 🐒🦎🌴 https://t.co/MbJZ3UrluM

20/11/19

Outdoor mindful listening at the start of our nature walk. https://t.co/Y1O2pQxuTQ

20/11/19

Year six and year three nature walk- finding and observing plants and mini beasts in our local habitat. https://t.co/3royQPsrBY

19/11/19

Austen class have been enjoying making (and eating) Welsh Rarebit this week as part of our learning about great British dishes. The children rated it a 9/10, yum yum! https://t.co/IjJUL273gI https://t.co/bBrAv4tHrY

19/11/19

Austen loved their nature walk this morning! We were learning about plants and animals in the local habitat as part of our Science topic. https://t.co/hsxsekTE9l

19/11/19

Beautiful frosty cross country run this morning https://t.co/uMWkqdDNuV

19/11/19

Who can guess the great British dish we are making in Austen class today? https://t.co/gQBvy4clya

15/11/19

Smarties science https://t.co/FgQ2keSAiw

15/11/19

Harry Potter inspired science. https://t.co/1ejn1K4YQv

15/11/19

New groups for Creative Friday! The Computing group today developed their online music composition skills. I am very impressed with the results! https://t.co/oAdfKfCGJ6 https://t.co/tS9XIwkx5H

15/11/19

An engaging session in Austen class linking our writing skills with the Amazon Rainforest. Thank you for making our learning come to life! Well done to our 'Fearless Learner' who was awarded a certificate for his excellent contributions! https://t.co/jOivCOQbtp

13/11/19

An amazing performance by our year five and six cross country teams on Tuesday. 5th out of 10 in the small schools category. 9th out of 15 in both girls and boys total points. Our usual amazing resilience and team support was shown by each and every one of our runner

13/11/19

Amazingly informative and creative cyber bullying home learning in year six. https://t.co/sC3ky7gSTL

12/11/19

Year six boys cross country team post race https://t.co/RVhu0cp4zq

12/11/19

That pesky dinosaur is back in our EYFS garden again! https://t.co/rnItCABxvS

12/11/19

Year six girls cross country team post race https://t.co/5oBsdGjvaW

12/11/19

Year five boys cross country team post race https://t.co/23EdoeRwKN

12/11/19

Year five girls cross country team post race https://t.co/z1qfcG2WlA

12/11/19

The Great British Bake Off has arrived in Austen class - Paul Hollywood watch out! As part of our topic we are learning about great British dishes. The children voted to start with the classic Victoria sponge! https://t.co/yceQq2a1s0

12/11/19

Wonderful visit from a family member of one of our pupils, sharing experiences about the lives of children in Zimbabwe (linked to our rich and poor topic) https://t.co/n4hCuOKXE5

12/11/19

Great session in year six using concrete materials to explore common factors. https://t.co/7ZfXnuprkM

12/11/19

A great start to KS1’s War workshop today - all the children have dressed up and first of all we have taken part in a “Hokey Cokey” style activity to find out how all the countries joined in with the First World War. We then had a penalty shoot out between the two sides. https://t.co/FCw86VDx7i

10/11/19

Retweeted From Pippy Smmis

This is Ian. Ian is ICT coordinator and has been just been told, in the middle of a maths lesson, that he needs to come and sort the photocopier out https://t.co/BbJgV6CX6C

08/11/19

Congratulations to Mrs Johnston and Mrs Aylott for becoming SLE’s!! https://t.co/pIywubaE6K

07/11/19

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07/11/19

Final games for the year 6 girls. 4th in our group and win with 2 goals. Thank you for the Grove Junior School for hosting. https://t.co/4fjDFM4Sw1

06/11/19

This is the icing on top of the ofsted cake. Thank you to the staff and children that work so hard here at Harpenden Academy. https://t.co/hazXJJFUWr

06/11/19

Year six debating some controversial issues in the fresh air as part of our argument textwriting unit. Excellent use of formal language using our talk planners. https://t.co/2FUq4RrVdt

05/11/19

Year six are loving their first basketball session using a range of dribbling and passing techniques. https://t.co/wVUSTnGnVV

04/11/19

Lucas and Athena collecting for The Poppy Appeal. Lucas' 5th year collecting and Athena's 4th Year. Thank you for being such great ambassadors for the school! https://t.co/976Ma2250w

04/11/19

Congratulations to Hannah in Kerr Class on receiving 'Commended' in the Town Mayor's Christmas Poster Competition. We are very proud of you! https://t.co/2hTeWVTi7v

23/10/19

You are never too young to learn about symmetrical patterns! These super stars learnt about them in maths in the morning and then created their own in the afternoon, and they remembered the word symmetrical! https://t.co/9HgfDQoGt3

23/10/19

The dance inspired end to the Peace Assembly. We are all so proud of our Year 6 https://t.co/MmZrSI33rQ

Admissions

Admissions adjudication - Office of the Schools Adjudicator

Admissions Policy 2020-2021

Admissions Policy 2019-2020

Reception 2020 Allocation

Applications for Reception places September 2020 should be done online.  Go to www.hertsdirect.org/admissions for further information on how to do this.  You can change your application at any time up to the closing date.  You will be prompted to complete a supplementary information form (SIF).  You only need to complete this if you wish to be considered under the pupil premium criteria.  If this is the case please complete the SIF and return to office@harpendenacademy.co.uk

Please ring the school office or email to book your school tour:

Tour dates: 

9.15am - 10.15am Tuesday 5 November 2019
1.45pm - 2.45pm Thursday 21 November 2019
9.15am - 10.15am Tuesday 26 November 2019
1.45pm - 2.45pm Thursday 5 December 2019
9.15am - 10.15am Wednesday 11 December 2019
1.45pm - 2.45pm Thursday 9 January 2020

School Tour Reception Prospective Parents September 2020

Supplementary information form, intake 2019

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.

In year admissions 2019-2020

As a developing school, HA does have limited vacancies in various year groups for this academic year.  Parents who would like to make a visit are asked to telephone Kathryn Jackson, our Office Manager, to make an appointment to meet the Head and to see the school in action.

Pupil numbers per class are determined by the Trust Board as the Admitting Authority.

International parents, planning to move to Harpenden during the year are welcome to arrange a Face Time or Skype interview with the Headteacher via our Office Manager.

School appeals

For transfer appeals, Hertfordshire parents can access the online system via their admissions account.  Parents who live out-of-county or who applied on paper should now use our appeals online system and will need to contact our Customer Service Centre on 0300 123 4043 in order to obtain their registration details to gain access.

For In Year appeals, parents will also use our appeals online system.  

Please be aware that parent guidance for Herts County Council appeals is found solely on the HCC web pages now.  There is no longer a published document.

Appeals Timetable 2019

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