Our School

Headteacher Mr James Berry at The Lea Primary School and Nursery

Welcome

Dear Visitors, Welcome to The Lea Primary School and Nursery website – I hope you find all the information you require. The Lea is located in a very quiet area on the northeast edge of Harpenden.  We are a one-form entry school for boys and girls aged between three and eleven years. We are a …

About the School

The Lea Primary School and Nursery is a wonderful community to be part of. We enjoy a strong partnership with parents and carers; we have talented and committed staff, dedicated governors and most importantly – energetic, enthusiastic children. Together we work tirelessly to help the children to be the best they can be. The school …

Vision & Values

Our vision captures what we wish to provide and achieve as a school. Our ethos captures our collective belief in how children should be educated. Our values are the key characteristics which we wish to instil in the children and are key components of our curriculum. Parent Survey 2021/22: “I am very proud for my …

Admissions

Primary Admissions All admissions for our Reception class are processed through Hertfordshire County Council  via www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/admissions In Year Admissions All in-year admissions and all appeals for a school place are processed through Hertfordshire county council and can be found by clicking here. We are happy to make an appointment for parents of children hoping to  join the …

Nursery Tours

Are you looking for a Nursery place for September 2022? The Lea Primary and Nursery is a small, nurturing and inclusive one-form entry school in Harpenden. Our school’s vision is to be at the forefront of high-quality education. We tend to hold our Nursery open morning at the end of February each year.  If you have …

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Our Nursery

Our Nursery offers a safe and nurturing environment where children are supported to explore and develop their interests though planned learning opportunities and high-quality interactions that engage and inspire them both inside and outside of the classroom. Our aim is to make the first experience of school exciting and memorable for all of our children …

Reception Open Days

Our 2019 Year 6 SATs results place The Lea as the highest attaining primary school in Harpenden; in the top 6 across the whole of Hertfordshire; and in the top 3% in the whole of England. The Lea will be holding open mornings  for children looking for a Reception place from September 2023 as follows: …

Virtual School Tours

Please contact the school office on 01582 767 939 or admi@lea-pri.herts.sch.uk to arrange a tour of the school. In the meantime, we are delighted to be able to share with you the following virtual tours to give you a taste of our wonderful school…   “My experience of reception and the school as a whole …

Forest School

Forest school is an outdoor learning experience, which gives children, young people and adults the opportunity to develop skills, confidence and independence using a woodland setting.  The Forest school sessions enable the learner to develop in personal skills, increase in self-confidence and self- awareness, build resilience, improve communication, understand risk-taking and problem solve. The Forest …

Staff

Teaching Staff Mr J Berry Headteacher Mrs R Cross Deputy Head & Year 5 Teacher Mrs R Clark Nursery Teacher Mrs C Grinyer Reception Teacher Mrs C Monson Year 1 Teacher Mrs L Morrow Year 2 Teacher Mrs J Roper Year 3 Teacher Mrs K Davenport Year 3 Teacher Mrs G Hills Year 4 Teacher …

Finding skilled and diverse governors through an independent organisation

Governors

Governor Vacancies There are currently no vacancies, however, if you would like more information about The Lea’s Governing Body or to register an expression of interest, please contact the Clerk to the Governing Body (clerk@lea-pri.herts.sch.uk). What does the Governing Body do? The Governors are volunteers that are charged with the responsibility of working with the …

Safeguarding

The Lea Primary School & Nursery is committed to the safeguarding of the children, young people, their families and staff.  We have an effective culture of Safeguarding; embedded through everything we do.  Our main priority is that all of the children in our care feel safe, secure and happy.  All staff, governors, volunteers and visitors …

SEND

Introduction Welcome to the special educational needs section of the school website. Our Special Educational Needs Co-Ordinator is Mrs Sally Davey. With the support of the headteacher and governing body, her role is to work with parents and all adults in school to develop effective ways of overcoming barriers to learning and promote high quality …

SATs and Key Data

All children in a state school in England complete key assessments throughout their time at school. The most recent outcome of these standard attainment tests (SATs) for our pupils are as follows: Please note that due to Covid-19, the Government did not publish any school educational performance data  for the 2019/20 or 2020/21 school years. …

The Lea Primary School Hall Hire

Lettings

The Lea Primary School has a number of facilities which are available to hire when not in use by the school, including: School hall Classrooms Large playground These can be used for a range of functions such as sports events, meetings or evening activities and events. Bookings and enquiries can be made by contacting us …

What Our Parents Say

We value all forms of parent feedback.  We regularly conduct polls and surveys to gather parent views and each year we conduct a parent survey, analyse the results and use trends in our school development planning. We also hold a Parent Consultation meeting each term to review areas for development in more detail with parents. …

Birthday parties at The Lea Primary

Birthday Parties

Sprog Sports run birthday parties at The Lea to create memories for a lifetime for your child – and helps you to organise a stress-free day filled with fun and enjoyment! Parties can be tailored to focus on one sport, or otherwise select a combination of up to 3 different sports including football, basketball, hockey, …

Find Us

The Lea Primary School and Nursery, Moorland Road, Harpenden, AL5 4LE Tel: 01582 767939