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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 real community school and we work closely with parents and carers to ensure that every child who attends The Lea is valued and given the best possible start to their education.  Our school is an exciting and stimulating place to learn, where all talents are nurtured and all achievements celebrated.

“We have been delighted with the way that our son has settled into The Lea. Over the summer we moved into the area and were worried about how our son would settle. But he has been well looked after and nurtured by the school. Every day he is excited to go and loves his teachers.”  Reception Parent, 2021.

At the heart of all we do is our school ethos – Learn, Enjoy, Achieve.  At the core of this ethos is a belief in nurturing and ensuring positive wellbeing of all our children.  Alongside this we have an experienced, dedicated and determined staff team who have consistently high expectations of all children in all aspects of school life.  As a result our children love coming to school and our academic outcomes are exceptionally high (in the top 10 attaining schools from across the whole of Hertfordshire) and this is achieved without excessive demands or at the cost of our wider curriculum offer.

Lea Primary Headteacher

We fully understand the importance of positive home-school partnerships and we are committed to working with you to ensure your child achieves their full potential.  Working together, we are confident that when your child leaves The Lea they will be well equipped to continue their learning journey and take their place as a well-rounded individual, who can play an active and full part in the society in which they live.

Thank you for taking the time to visit our website.  I hope you feel enthused to visit and experience for yourself the inspiring environment which every child enjoys at The Lea Primary School and Nursery.  If you would like to find out more or to arrange a tour of the school, please get in touch using the contact details provided.

Mrs Tracey Berry


Parent Survey 2022/23: “The Lea is an incredibly well-run school with a wonderful sense of community.  As a result, the children benefit from a great education with lots of different ways to learn.”