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  • Celebrating children, learning and leading
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Snow Day Information

Dear Parents

Sadly the weather forecast for tonight and tomorrow is indicating that there will be more snowfall on the back of freezing conditions overnight. Steve the chef has also messaged me to say it is unlikely that he will be able to make it in to school tomorrow which means I will not be able to feed the children. I therefore will be closing the school after all. I would like to have kept the school open to help working parents but it would appear that the fates are against us. Please keep safe and warm and see you all on Tuesday morning

Mrs Davies

Consultation on new admissions criteria for 2019-2020

The Scholars’ Education Trust together with the local Governing Body of Harpenden Academy are currently determining proposed admission arrangements for September 2019. Please read this document very carefully as it contains important information which you will need to know when applying to the school.

Welcome to Harpenden Academy for children aged 4-11

A Welcome Message from Mrs Lisa Davies, Headteacher

Hello and welcome to Harpenden Academy.

Harpenden Academy is part of The Scholars Education Trust which is a Multi Academies Trust of 4 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.

I have been lucky enough to be part of the Harpenden Academy history and successes since September 2016. My aim as head teacher is to make sure that every year, we see our children learning happily and, of course, succeeding both academically and socially so that they grow into happy, knowledgeable and caring citizens of whom we can all be proud. Our positive approach, combined with the dedication of our staff team is making this a reality.

As a parent and teacher I understand that choosing a school for your child is a big decision and I hope that this website gives you an insight in to the organisation of the school, and the facilities that we can offer you and your child. Throughout the following pages I hope to be able to give you a flavour of life in our school and a sense of the commitment we have to ensuring that your child receives the very best education we can offer. We aim to provide a primary school education with a difference. Our approach to learning inspires our children to be kind, caring individuals with high aspirations. The children enjoy achieving high standards in the essential academic areas of reading, writing and maths, but they also have a creative curriculum which runs through our teaching which addresses the exciting areas of computing, design and technology, art, geography, religious education and physical education.

Harpenden Academy also provides many varied and exciting experiences for our children. These include a wide variety of experiences such as archery, rocket building, author and illustrator events, termly visits to different places to make sure that the children’s learning is alive, events, Science weeks Feeling Good week, family challenge evenings and many more opportunities which allow our children to thrive and shine. We believe that primary school should have a powerful impact on children’s lives; it should allow them to be children whilst having a wide variety of experiences which will inform the adult they will eventually become.

Our children love their school and describe it as “fun", "caring" and “exciting” which is no less than it should be. It is impossible to convey the friendly, caring atmosphere of the school or the commitment and enthusiasm of the staff. The only way is to come and see it for yourselves! Please do not hesitate to make an appointment to visit us; we will be more than willing to show you around.

Lisa Davies

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Primary admissions opens!

Primary admissions opens in November and the application deadline is the middle of January. Applications for school places in Reception for September 2018 are for children born between 1/9/13 and 31/8/14 > read more

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