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24/01/20

An exciting video call from marketing experts Ryan and Marc at Bought By Many Pet Insurance They talked passionately about their new advert and answered our children's questions beautifully. Thank you Mrs Halkett for arranging this inspiring opportunity! https://t.co/uVro0K5JIS

23/01/20

More maths masterclass fun with parabola https://t.co/oyyRIH2IAx

23/01/20

Maths masterclass: year six pupils learning about parabola https://t.co/sQOj4QDX2o

23/01/20

Y4 Austen class thoroughly enjoyed their persuasive workshop this morning. The children had great fun learning how to sell a 'useless' product e.g. a pen with no ink, a book with no pages. I can see marketing futures for these children! https://t.co/SM9EknUmrq

22/01/20

Amazingly informative and appealing magnetism knowledge organisers following our workshop this morning and an enquiry-based learning session. https://t.co/is4J8smuDG

22/01/20

Austen class loved their Science morning learning about magnetism. We carried out 10 investigations which looked at magnetic poles, strength of the magnetic field, which materials are magnetic/non-magnetic and how to turn a steel rod into a magnet https://t.co/WnkRjAkSQ6

22/01/20

More magnetism magic... https://t.co/rPCHviipeK

22/01/20

More magnetism magic... https://t.co/gijYa1Dqgv

22/01/20

Magnetism workshop - year six and year three scientists buddying up to answer their magnetism questions about magnetic poles, magnetic fields and magnet strength https://t.co/wX7FSLtCXt

21/01/20

Amazing Design Technologists in Year 4 Austen class! Today they were set the challenge to make an A5 piece of card stable for their prototype of a photo frame. I was really impressed at their creativity and range or original ideas. https://t.co/wp1HIKAdyj

21/01/20

Super straddle jumps in year six gymnastics https://t.co/wJreN2wA85

21/01/20

Tuck jump Tuesday for year six https://t.co/4NmweAqFOm

21/01/20

Beautiful wintery cross country https://t.co/EHlt9Ax2JL

15/01/20

Who likes magic? Who can thinks we can defy gravity? In Austen class we saw an experiment that got an egg into a conical flask upside-down! We learned that nature likes to equalise air pressure. https://t.co/Kc9DROj8t2

14/01/20

How do you strengthen and join paper? As part of our DT learning in Austen class, we have been experimenting with how to make paper structures more stable. We have managed to make paper stronger using layering, twisting, rolling and folding. https://t.co/tXAgPSMDaK

14/01/20

Austen class LOVED making their own pop rockets to start their learning about Forces. We also finished the lesson with a good old tug of war using Magdeburg Spheres! https://t.co/CXzuZSbifY

13/01/20

Year six science launching rockets to kick off their forces topic and developing their data recording skills. https://t.co/IA2Afv3obX

08/01/20

New Year, New Topic, fun start to inspire Hansel and Gretel sweethouse writing. https://t.co/Lz17ryM5Lk

06/01/20

We are back!! Happy new year to you all. Please remember to bring back PE Kits and reading books as these will be needed. We hope you have rested and are raring to get to grips with 2020. https://t.co/cRwOZ96fVZ

19/12/19

KS2 Party in full swing! The children are showing off their dancing talents with 'Just Dance'! https://t.co/CNWG1tEsHz

19/12/19

In Elmer class this half term , we have been learning how to do running stitch and over stitch. We then used our new skills to create stocking decorations for our tree. We then used buttons and felt shapes to decorate them according to our designs. https://t.co/lDUl2vsYSa

19/12/19

Potter Class learning the 12 days of Christmas with Miss Harragin https://t.co/KtbzOUDUxP

19/12/19

Year 6 have loved having a special Mini Police treat today with a visit from the Police Search dogs. Thank you! https://t.co/xTv4zqQVJk

17/12/19

Quick turn around - our KS2 children enjoying their Xmas lunch! Silver elfy service by our staff. https://t.co/cNy0YRxiMF

17/12/19

We are pulling crackers, wearing our hats, popping our party poppers and delving into our party boxes for goodies! https://t.co/kyavzXht2Z

17/12/19

Dinner is served: Reception and KS1 Xmas dinner looks delicious! https://t.co/rnNBGOiO2U

17/12/19

Thank you Mr Collett for the donation of festive packs for the children: table cloths, crackers, party boxes and an elf hat each! Our little elves are shrieking with joy! https://t.co/IqMxwM0n8v

17/12/19

Xmas Dinner Day! We are ready! https://t.co/jt98FKOKuW

17/12/19

Fantastic final cross country of 2019 with the traditional trip to Simmonds! So proud of the children’s progress in stamina, speed and resilience this term. https://t.co/nPkLe2Hbc5

15/12/19

Final Christmas elf! https://t.co/HIi7HiLOm0

15/12/19

Year six Christmas elves wrapping up gifts for children living in care this Christmas. https://t.co/q5wgUHopms

13/12/19

Sasha and Jasmine's cloud time lapse above the Harpenden Academy roof top. https://t.co/LaHm8j1Je6

13/12/19

Max's pineapple time lapse, very impressive! https://t.co/lJ1JtVxaGB

13/12/19

Time lapse art work from Inka and Charlotte during our Creative Friday session! Well done girls! https://t.co/bromIhJDnX

13/12/19

Skittle science https://t.co/arziFG5PQz

13/12/19

Skittle science https://t.co/xqKyfr5g2g

13/12/19

Creative Friday science paiting our Volcanoes. https://t.co/H2Ny4AvgQ8

13/12/19

This morning our children went out and spoke to drivers who had stopped outside our school illegally. The children gave them letters telling them about the impact it has on us. Thank you for a great Mini Police unit! https://t.co/k7iQl3PsoG

13/12/19

Year 6 musicians created their own songs at the end of our ukulele unit. Well done Year 6, you are very talented! https://t.co/B0UebCWp34

12/12/19

The naughty EYFS elf Fred forgot to move around the classroom as he should, might be due to 3 nativity’s and a school trip. Hopefully this will make up for it?! https://t.co/bBxYMFqkPb

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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