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04/03/24

Amazing poetry today by year 4, inspired by Coming to England pic.twitter.com/2GfxoU4u68

01/03/24

Y3 enjoying their new DT unit focusing on structures. We explored a range of everyday shell structures and tried to take them apart to find the original net. pic.twitter.com/qk0oxSxnIK

01/03/24

Ladybirds have been celebrating St David’s Day today. It is a special day for Mrs Withers’ family and she brought in daffodils to share with the children. They have painted them using different paint and have been collaging Welsh flags. Dydd Gŵyl Dewi Hapus 🌼 pic.twitter.com/FiSWDNsyvI

29/02/24

Year six readers enjoying our gorgeous new library at the start of their new mixed genres fiction unit: exploring what genre their chosen book fits into and what features it contains. pic.twitter.com/bg2ETNsrSS

29/02/24

Wonderful poetry by year six poets, inspired by Lost Words with a focus on surprising word choices, personification and metaphors. So lovely to see the children performing their poems to their Reception buddies too. pic.twitter.com/6TCCIB6FX6

28/02/24

This afternoon, Year 4 have been back to SJL today to paint their dragon eyes which have been fired over the half term holidays. Look at the concentration on their faces! pic.twitter.com/sMI1J6DGPF

27/02/24

Year six readers enjoying our gorgeous new library at the start of their new mixed genres fiction unit: exploring what genre their chosen book fits into and what features it contains. pic.twitter.com/VnP8QBr31e

27/02/24

Well done to our Year 5 & 6 Netball team, for beating the Lea yesterday pic.twitter.com/bxVffFlihv

26/02/24

Year six musicians getting into their new rock unit. pic.twitter.com/hQ3Kbvxxnv

26/02/24

Well done to our Netball team today beating the Lea, 2vs1 pic.twitter.com/3kHtKGvVmS

14/02/24

Ladybirds are sharing their love today with a rendition of L.O.V.E by Nat King Cole. We hope you can agree it is an Extraordinary performance. Happy Valentines Day ❤️ pic.twitter.com/pStYPITqmA

14/02/24

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14/02/24

Shield training for Year 4 on their Viking day. pic.twitter.com/5h373uD0lz

14/02/24

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14/02/24

Year 4 ready for their Viking day pic.twitter.com/uRv4iynHGg

13/02/24

In Year 1, we tried to guess how our friends sorted the 3D shapes. We used lots of mathematical language to name and describe the shapes. It was fun using solid shapes to make towers for Rapunzel! ! pic.twitter.com/VFr7gDxoYc

13/02/24

Year 1 have been rolling, folding and cutting paper to make a huge, paper sculpture. pic.twitter.com/nS1iUwO3kv

13/02/24

Happy Pancake Day! Keeping Mrs Davies fed! Thank you Laura for taking charge of Pancake making!! pic.twitter.com/DYlCcDUiHz

13/02/24

Year 3 are having a great day enhancing our history learning in the Romans on a trip to Verulamium Museum. pic.twitter.com/SQLKvKycO3

12/02/24

Year 6 poets performing a Lost Words poem with a focus on enhancing their performance with sound effects and musical patterns. pic.twitter.com/xodwh3hzcp

12/02/24

Year 6 poets performing a Lost Words poem with a focus on enhancing their performance with sound effects and musical patterns. pic.twitter.com/aUnpBEYcTA

10/02/24

Harpenden Academy's Love 2 Laugh comedy night run by our amazing PTA pic.twitter.com/O0CPm4zVdZ

Reception Admissions 2024

Welcome to Harpenden Academy

Harpenden Academy is a single form entry school with education, inclusivity and nurture at its core. We pride ourselves on being a school which educates “hearts and minds” but also that our dedicated team of teachers, teaching assistants, office staff and wrap around care staff always go the extra mile for our children and families. We are a small school, foster on values dear to us- we believe you will feel there is a place for you here at our school.

There's nothing like first hand experience to give you the insight you need when choosing your child's school. At Harpenden Academy we are holding tours during the Autumn term to give prospective parents the opportunity to visit the school and see us in action.

We are pleased to confirm that we have published the dates for the school tours for any new Reception parents with children starting school in September 2024. Each tour will take an hour. To offer parents a personal tour we limit our tours to 10 people max. 

You will have the opportunity to see the classes and the event will be hosted by our Headteacher, Mrs Davies and our EYFS Teacher, Mrs Withers.

Please click here to book your place on one of our school tours

Dates

Wednesday, 1st November 2023, 9.15am-10.15am
Tuesday, 7th November 2023, 1.45pm-2.45pm
Thursday, 9th November 2023,  9.15am-10.15am
Tuesday, 14th November 2023, 9.15am-10.15am
Tuesday, 21st November 2023, 9.15am-10.15am
Wednesday, 29th November 2023, 9.15am-10.15am
Monday, 4th December 2023, 1.45pm-2.45pm
Wednesday, 6th December 2023, 1.45pm-2.45pm
Monday, 11th December 2023, 1.45pm-2.45pm
Wednesday, 13th December, 9.15am-10.15am
Tuesday, 9th January 2024, 1.45pm-2.45pm
Wednesday, 11th January 2024, 9.15am-10.15am

At Harpenden Academy we have:

  • A dedicated team of experienced teachers who go above and beyond to create outstanding learning opportunities.
  • Well-constructed learning opportunities through interactive experiences, and school trips and residentials making learning memorable and fun!
  • A curriculum that is varied, exciting and creative which is underpinned by rigour and academic results. It allows children to be fully absorbed into their learning and make links between subjects, topics and themes.
  • We nurture and care for our children very well and have designed a curriculum with drivers to stretch our children's abilities but to also support them in specific areas.
  • Families from many parts of the world, speaking many languages, with a diversity of cultural, religious, historical and geographical experience. We aim to ensure that our curriculum draws on all this richness.
  • A greater the variety of activities children experience, the better they do in all subjects across the curriculum. A child who is encouraged to develop confidence and self-expression will clearly be one who is better equipped to learn generally. We believe in educating the whole child.
  • Varied extra-curricular activities covering a multitude of sports, dance, languages and musical instruments.
  • A full sporting involvement including football, netball, cross county, athletics and rounders.
  • Full wrap around care which opens at 7.15am to 6.15pm (Monday to Thursday) and 7.15am- 5.15pm Fridays only. These times plus the very close proximity to the train station makes it ideal for many working parents.
  • A strong and proactive parent body called Friends of Harpenden Academy- FoHA- who support the school and all its endeavours massively.

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.

We hope to welcome you to our school soon

View our Prospectus

 

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