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Great to see and in this week talking With 4000 children across the country taking part this year why not sign up your school/class?


What a lovely end of year surprise show that Ladybird Class, planned independently!


Harpenden Academy at the Saracens Sport Foundation Tag Festival today!


Beautiful Year Six bike ride to Redbourn this morning


Final Young Chefs photo


More Young Chefs in action


More Young Chefs in action


More Young Chefs in action


More Young Chefs in action


More Young Chefs in action


A mouthwatering start to the week in Year Six with our children presenting their three course meals, planned and themed for their hero. Ian literally blown away by our Young Chefs culinary skills and creativity!


Our school disco is in full swing! KS2 next! Well done to our DJ Chef Steve!


Playtime in beautiful Brockwell Park.


A beautiful spot for lunch in the gallery gardens


More conflict art


Stunning and thought provoking art linked to the concept of conflict.


Year Six Conflict artist workshop at the stunning Dulwich Picture Gallery- getting used to our materials and experimenting with texture and line.


A glorious day in the sun for our Sports' Day. Thank you Miss Harvey for organising


We love a bit of scientific magic in Y4!


This was the long awaited science experiment looking at how alginates react in different substances! The children loved creating jelly worms and eyeballs!


Meeting the SJL corn snake as part of our year six science visit to SJL!


We are delighted to share the report of our recent Ofsted inspection, in which we are officially judged as a good school with outstanding features. Please read the report at


We enjoyed meeting Chef Harry this morning in assembly. The children were fascinated to learn about his history as a Royal Chef and his current role at Wembley Stadium. Do you know what the Queen’s favourite breakfast is? Shredded Wheat!


Ladybird Lolly break!


Hello from Graverley Fruit Farm! EYFS are having such fun picking strawberries 🍓


What an amazing display this morning from the owls! We were fascinated from start to finish. Our resident owl lover even got to fly one of these beautiful birds!


Big Music Company thank you for an amazing and uplifting singing workshop! We loved having you visit us and enjoyed singing gospel songs


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An absolute pleasure working with Children and teachers and teaching them some super Gospel songs today!!!


Inspiring and informative mental health session in Year Six learning more about mental health with Emma, a profession lead occupational therapist (and Harpenden Academy parent).


What an inspirational gospel choir workshop! We can’t wait for our performance later, parents welcome at 2.30pm


Exciting day two of wellbeing week in year six with a guest chef demo linked to spices and how to jazz up any meal. The children were mesmerised thank you Patti.


Awesome first ever performance at Harpenden district sports. Excellent positivity, determination and support for each other and other schools. Special thanks to Miss Harvey for making it happen!


Looking forward to the gospel singing workshops tmw to celebrate our wellbeing week. Remember parents you are welcome to join us!


Arrrr...pirates have taken over year 4 and their Maths learning! Today we had an exciting workshop in which the children had to bury their hidden treasure and learn all about to co-ordinates to find it! So proud of our most 'fearless learner' being awarded a certificate too!


Year Six smoothie making as part of Wellbeing week. The children selected the fruits they wanted to use and researched their nutritional value before making and tasting their smoothies.


More Year Six bike ride photos.


Year Six have kicked off Wellbeing Week with a fantastic bike ride around Rothamsted and along the Nicky Line. We’ve nailed the Five Ways to Wellbeing already: be active, connect, give, keep learning and take notice.


Playtime - so wonderful to see our school councillors from year one to year six playing so collaboratively together.


Fascinating tour of the House of Commons and the House of Lords - we’ve learnt so much and our school councillors have been brilliantly engaged and curious!

Sports Premium

Sports Grant 2018/2019

Evidencing the Impact of Primary PE and Sport Premium (DfE)

Funding Allocation - £17000

The breakdown and predicted expenditure is as follows:


Allocated Sports Grant


Sports Partnership via local secondary school

£2500 to include:

  • Training for staff
  • Modelling outstanding lessons by team teaching
  • Provision of extended competitive sporting opportunities
  • Gymnastic development

Confident staff delivering good or better PE lessons though a wide variety of sports. Children involved in a number of inter – school games

Children using skills and knowledge through sport leader training

Gifted and talented events

Non-contact time for Class teachers to support events

 £180 x 4 = £720

Children accessing inter-school competitions and experiencing a variety of sporting opportunities

Non-contact time for Subject leader

£180 x 3 (1 a term) = £540

New sporting initiatives researched and put in place, evidence and impact of PE reporting

Playtime equipment to extend games making and collaboration, to be allocated and monitored via PSHCE Subject leader

£100 / class = £800

A wide range of physical equipment available at playtimes and extra-curricular activities being used regularly and for golden time. Sports leaders using equipment to provide lay opportunities for children

2 Clubs of Funkyds Street Dance, subsidised due to self-esteem or emotional needs for KS1 and 2

£360 per year expected, rest, can be covered by pupil Premium Grant  for pupils with appropriate need

Good attendance for extra-curricular clubs including children who access free school meals.



Outstanding quality of teaching, confident staff delivering subject

PE focus Wonder Days


Focused days to incorporate designated PE theme, focusing on inclusion for all.

After School Club/Holiday playscheme (to allow PPG / those who usually do not attend)


Offering a wider range of activities delivered to a high standard, to include PPG children

Mini-bus hire to travel to sporting events




To ensure children participate in inter school competitions.



Primary PE passport app


Planning and assessment tool to support staff in the delivery of PE and to track the progress of children

Sports equipment including playground markings to improve hand eye coordination and gross motor skills and replenishing key resources


Children able to access a broad range of sporting activities

Sports leaders training for children in upper KS2 to facilitate sports games with the younger children during lunch and playtimes


Children able to access a broad range of sporting activities

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