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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.

James Berry – Headteacher

The school is located in a quiet area on the north-east corner of Harpenden. We are a welcoming one form entry school for boys and girls aged between three and eleven years. As a small school there is a caring, family atmosphere where all children are taught the importance of consideration and respect for other people and their beliefs. Visitors frequently remark on the friendly atmosphere that exists here. Our children are happy to come to school and are well looked after by our extremely caring and committed staff who work hard to make sure every lesson is creative, challenging and relevant to our children.

We were rated GOOD by Ofsted in February 2018.

The vast majority of our pupils move on to Harpenden secondary schools when they leave Year 6 including St George’s, Sir John Lawes, Roundwood Park and Katherine Warrington School.

The School Day

08h45 School Gates Open
08h55 School Begins
10h30 – 10h45 Morning Break
12h00 – 13h00 Lunch and Playtime (KS1)
12h15 – 13h15 Lunch and playtime (KS2)
15h20 School Ends


  • 9 indoor classrooms
  • 1 outdoor classroom
  • large school hall
  • dining hall
  • 4 playgrounds
  • library
  • gym equipment
  • KS1 trim trail- climbing frames
  • courtyard garden
  • pond and wildlife area
  • mud kitchen
  • school meals cooked onsite
  • IT equipment (incl. laptops, Chromebooks and iPads)
  • interactive whiteboards
  • music equipment
  • sports equipment
  • scooter/bike park
  • covered Early Years indoor/outdoor space – and more…

We welcome prospective families to visit our school. Please contact the school office on 01582 767939 to book an appointment.