We aim to provide the highest quality teaching and learning to meet the needs and expectations of the Harpenden Community.
We will achieve this through sharing the expertise and outstanding practice at Roundwood Park School, St George’s School and Sir John Lawes School and by building on the public confidence they have gained through generations of student achievement.
In time, the Harpenden Free School will offer a sixth form which will enable students starting in 2016 to have the opportunity to progress their education all the way through to academic post-16 learning and beyond. The free school will be part of the highly successful consortium at post-16 level between the three existing schools which will enable the students to access an even wider range of opportunities.
The Harpenden Secondary Free School will be a modern school with traditional core values. We will have an innovative approach to the curriculum firmly grounded within a framework of established success and proven achievement.
We will be the first new secondary school for Harpenden for more than fifty years. This significant investment is being made to secure a high-quality education for your child, and the generations of local children to come. We will be a purpose-built school utilising the latest technology to enhance the learning experience within a high-quality and inspirational environment.
Our school intends to be a member of the Alban Teaching School Alliance, an alliance of 12 local secondary schools working together to improve staff recruitment and development, from the outset. We will recruit and develop the best staff to build an excellent teaching team for your child, dedicated to ensuring every student realises their potential, no matter what their starting point.
We are determined to achieve our aim of ensuring that all students of the Harpenden Free School cultivate a passion for learning and make outstanding progress.