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21/06/24

Back on it with circuit training pic.twitter.com/CNTQt1S5JO

21/06/24

It's rather hot here so time for a pit stop ice lolly pic.twitter.com/l4rsIhUh7H

21/06/24

Alby is mastering freestyle football pic.twitter.com/Al2ZVj0hkp

21/06/24

Hockey time- dribbling and shooting skills pic.twitter.com/jczMoyIAXI

21/06/24

After hockey we have Drumba! Dancing and drumming together- this will be coming to HA I promise you! pic.twitter.com/Ggu056a32b

21/06/24

Year 4s turn at some freestyle pic.twitter.com/sWEk2ocb4D

21/06/24

Enjoying a huge variety of sports in one day. See if you spot the Sherif of St. Albans!! pic.twitter.com/PNDmgVYJyz

21/06/24

Team Jamaica posing with a world champ and his gold medal. Huge opportunity to learn how values of determination, resilience, courage and belief create the best version of yourself. pic.twitter.com/mjybJkx0F9

21/06/24

Learning how to tag- the world champ is quite fast on his legs! pic.twitter.com/g5ScQmsvEX

21/06/24

Team Elmer have been learning some skills with pic.twitter.com/y9BXU3WiHx

21/06/24

Learning karate with an ex world campion Jordan Thomas pic.twitter.com/XXHUIzlrpo

21/06/24

Here we are getting ready to go! pic.twitter.com/x4gmdVu8t1

21/06/24

This morning we have had a special assembly with who has showed us his incredible freestyle football tricks. He challenged some children to perform some of his tricks and then he set Mr Leung and Mr Gandhi to a head-to-head competition! pic.twitter.com/D8m2UsVloW

21/06/24

Thank you to these two officers for coming in and speaking to our Y6’s about staying safe online - very informative and necessary. pic.twitter.com/CGy1ibx083

21/06/24

Getting ready to start at the World Games event! We are representing Jamaica!! pic.twitter.com/7tLN5rQcmr

21/06/24

Team Dahl had a brilliant time with their cheerleading yesterday!#Cheerleading pic.twitter.com/desPddKZdn

21/06/24

Harpenden Academy were so lucky to be visited by the sensational Ash Randell (holder of multiple world records!) today to cap off a truly superb sports week!#PE pic.twitter.com/jzi7Mexo87

20/06/24

Cheerleading went down a treat for Team Shakespeare! pic.twitter.com/YxzZfy2PmO

20/06/24

Year 3 having a ball at cheerleading! pic.twitter.com/TNfx36ax2e

20/06/24

Ladybirds had a super first sports day yesterday. Our favourite event was the egg and spoon. If it were an Olympic sport, Ladybirds would all be getting gold🥇 pic.twitter.com/IhIEkUBbl3

20/06/24

We even managed some stunts! pic.twitter.com/AGR0Bm2TVH

20/06/24

We’ve got the moves! Elmer class are enjoying cheerleading today. pic.twitter.com/JbmGo9OqOy

20/06/24

Learning some new moves! pic.twitter.com/pizIgxMeRN

20/06/24

Elmer Class are warming up ready for their cheerleading session. pic.twitter.com/sPIWDHyZBf

20/06/24

Year 3 thoroughly enjoyed sports day yesterday. Well done Amber team for winning. pic.twitter.com/7r55UBly8M

Headteacher's Welcome

Headteacher

Harpenden Academy is proud to be part of Scholars' Education Trust which is a growing Multi Academies Trust of local schools.  This is a large learning community that functions in what is best described as a large family. Each school in the Trust retain their identities but the central DNA of the Trust is shared across all the schools in a "brother/sister" relationship.  We work closely together and we are a large happy family.

We believe that that the children’s experience of school should be one of enjoyment, happiness and a very special time in their lives that fosters a love of learning but also happy memories for when they are older. We believe that Harpenden Academy is an incredibly special little school. I have been lucky enough to be a part of the Harpenden Academy history and successes since September 2016.  My aim as Headteacher is to make sure that every year our children have benefited from an exceptional education that develops them academically, socially and emotionally so they leave us ready for any challenges ahead of them.

Our Harpenden Academy staff are absolutely committed to all pupils, including those with additional need. The staff will always champion our children and go the extra mile for them in their learning. The staff are knowledgeable and ensure that they teach great lessons and are skilled at coaching and nurturing the children so they get the best out of their time in school and beyond out school gates. in providing an education that allows our children to grow into happy, knowledgeable and caring citizens of whom we can all be proud.

 We use our drivers of communication, diversity and first-hand experiences to make sure that the children school diet is not just a series of lessons but it is filled with as many leaning experiences as we can to make sure that the children learn really well, that they feel they belong and their happiness accelerates their learning.

Below are a few examples of what we do:

  • Special days such as World Smile Day, World Peace Day
  • Well-being and sports weeks
  • Week long residential trips in Year 5 and Year 6
  • Whole school Charity fundraising events as part of our Hearts and Minds project
  • Sustainability week

My entire staff, teaching and non-teaching are invested in ensuring the children who come to Harpenden Academy are successful, positive and enthusiastic about their learning and their time with us which will enable them to be successful learners at all stages of their lives and grow into active citizens of the future.

We believe that our children are fantastic and we are all proud to work at this school and to be part of their lives in their primary school years.

Lisa Davies, Headteacher

We hold the ladder for our children to reach the stars Educating Hearts and Minds Poster Educators Who Care

  "Leadership is highly effective. The positive impact that leaders have had improving the school is very clear. The school is now securely good and improving."

"The headteacher has high expectations and wants the very best for pupils. Her vision is shared by the school's other leaders. As a result, the school has improved greatly and is now on a clear upward trajectory."

"Leaders have an excellent understanding of what effective teaching and learning looks like."

School Ofsted Report, June 2019

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