Parents

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I report my child absent? Please call or email the school office by 9am on the first day of absence.  If you do not call us, you will receive a text asking you to contact the office to explain your child’s unauthorised absence.  We also ask that you keep the school informed during …

School lunches

Healthy, nutritious cooked school meals are freshly prepared on site by our caterers, Hertfordshire Catering Ltd. View current School Lunch Menu Flexible Provision We offer fully flexible school meals so you can choose on a daily basis whether you want your child to have a school meal or send them in with a packed lunch.  …

Wraparound Care

The Lea offers wraparound cover from 7.30am to 6pm, Monday to Friday. Parent Survey 2021/22: “We love the lea! We could not be happier with the care, attention, love and excellent teaching we have experienced whilst we’ve been part of this community. Wrap-around provision is excellent too and a big pull for us as working …

Uniform

Our children are proud to wear school uniform as it gives them a sense of identity and pride in belonging to The Lea.  Our uniform supplier is Beats Uniform.  You can shop online or visit their store at 4 Station Road, Harpenden, AL5 4SE. Beats School Uniforms Beat School Uniform Summer Plan 2020 – Covid19 Update …

Class Reps

The Lea is  fortunate to have an active and enthusiastic Class Rep system in place.  The current reps are: Nursery Tess Reception Shirley Year 1 Rachael and Lisa Year 2 Miho and Gail Year 3 Helen Year 4 Laura and Rachael Year 5 Gail and Carrie Year 6 Miriam We see the role of a …

The Lea Primary School and Nursery Caythorpe PGL school trip pupils in canoes

Class Trips

Parent Survey 2021/22: “The genuine care for each and every child and the efforts individual staff go to, to make learning meaningful, fun and enjoyable are real strengths. My children frequently have real ‘wow’ moments at school. I am also impressed by the wider provision – trips, sports matches and visitors to school.” Outdoor learning …

Clubs

We are proud to offer an extensive programme of after-school clubs for all of our children. Clubs are booked on a half termly basis with a charge of £20 per half term per club. Financial assistance is available – please speak to the school office if you require support. If you are able to offer …

Donations and Fundraising

As a small school we rely heavily on fundraising activities to provide additional resources and activities for the children.  Any donation, large or small, is very much appreciated.

James Marshall Foundation

Financial Support

Should you need financial assistance with things like uniform, equipment, food, extra-curricular activities or residential trips these two organisations may be able to help: The James Marshall Foundation (JMF) The JMF helps young people under 25 living in Harpenden, Wheathampstead, Kimpton, Redbourn, Flamstead and Markyate by offering grants. Grants are quick and easy to apply …

Music Lessons

In addition to the music curriculum, which all children have access to, we have a number of opportunities for pupils to  develop their musical skills either as extra-curricular activities or as whole class projects.   Children are encouraged to take part in productions and performances, for example the Christmas nativity play, school concerts, the Rotary Carol …

Policies

The Lea Primary School and Nursery climbing frame and race track in Early Years playground

PTA

Keep Updated For regular updates and more information please:               Follow us on Facebook – www.facebook.com/LeaSchoolAssociation Upcoming Events End of Year Newsletter PTA End of Year Newsletter July 2021 What is The Lea School Association and what does it do? Our PTA is called the Lea School Association (LSA).  …

Sports

We promote healthy and active lifestyles, encourage participation and sportsmanship, team spirit and celebrate sporting achievements.  We are fortunate to have marvellous outdoor facilities with a large playing field and we make the most of this outdoor space. All pupils receive 2 hours of good quality PE lessons each week. In addition, there are many …

Volunteers

We pride ourselves on having strong, productive relationships with our parents/carers  and would normally actively welcome them into school as volunteers as we know they bring with them a range of skills and experience that can enhance the learning opportunities of our children.  Unfortunately, since the Coronavirus pandemic we are not able to admit volunteers …

Tapestry

Tapestry is an online Learning Journal platform that allows staff to record children’s learning and achievements electronically.  Parents of our Nursery and Reception classes can view their child’s learning journal on mobile devices and on their home computers, and can make observations of their own using a secure login system. Why are we using Tapestry? …