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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.


Second group out completing level one bikeability.


Year six bikeability commences...


Austen class investigated whether the shape of an object affects the time taken to fall through water


Great sportsmanship and resilience today boys. We didn’t get the results we wanted but a few goals. I’m incredibly proud of you today for your honesty and determination. Live and learn.


We had our final parent scientist (a cell biologist) deliver some fascinating workshops about how our bodies work against fighting off 'germs'. We even got to use our IMAGINATIONS to design our own! We watched clips that showed just how amazing our bodies are!!


We really got our hearts pumping in Dahl class this morning with an workout. Great links to our learning during Science Week!


Fascinating science workshops and assembly from one of our scientist parents - a clinical researcher specialising in blood research - learning about blood clots and the importance of research in science


Potter class at the common launching our rockets.


Potter Class learning more about the heart and blood.


Elmer and Aslan class have been learning about how our blood clots when we are hurt and even made their own blood


What are Potter class making today?


Harpenden Academy loving Mark the scientists from Empribox


We were so kind, we made elephant toothpaste in two different colours!!


Ladybird Class got a letter from an elephant today, he was very upset that someone has stock piled all the elephant toothpaste so he asked us to make him some!!


Look at our EYFS Snuffle Station we have created to help encourage the children to be healthy and wash their hands


Dahl class are just coming into Harpenden 👍🏻


What an amazing tour of Wimbledon we had this afternoon!! How awesome to walk in the footsteps of so many champions! Dahl class thoroughly enjoyed being VIPs for the day!


Austen class family groups competing in our intra-school competition. Well done everyone, great teamwork!


Dahl class are on their way home after a great day- ETA 3.50pm.


Sunshine at last Potter class. We are investigating air resistance.


Admissions adjudication - Office of the Schools Adjudicator

Admissions Policy 2021-2022

Admissions Policy 2020-2021

Admissions Policy 2019-2020

Reception 2020 Allocation

Applications for Reception places September 2020 should be done online.  Go to 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

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 2020

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