Aldwickbury Crescent, Harpenden, Hertfordshire AL5 5SD
10 reasons to choose High Beeches Primary School
High Beeches Primary School has a Schoolsmith Score® of 71. It is one of the best state primary schools in Harpenden and one of the 3 best independent or state primaries within 0.5 miles.
High Beeches Primary School is a state primary school for boys and girls (50%/50%) between the ages of 5 and 11 years. It is a community school. The school was also rated as Outstanding by Ofsted in its last (2023) inspection.
Average class size
High Beeches Primary School has two classes per year, and an average class size of 30 pupils.
Average Year 6 SATS results from 2016-19 and 2022 show that High Beeches Primary School ranks in the top 11% of schools in the country by attainment. By the same measure, progress score rank the school in the top 25% of schools.
The High Beeches Primary School curriculum
School curriculum also includes PSHE, French. Core subjects are taught separately, but foundation subjects, such as geography and history, are taught as half-termly topics with cross-curricular links to other subjects. Each pupil may participate in up to 10 different extra-curricular academic activities or hobby clubs.
More on the curriculum
There are regular educational trips for all year groups, visiting speakers and a residential trip in Year 6.
Most lessons are taught by the class teacher with specialist teaching for music and sport.
Sport at High Beeches Primary School
School offers between 10 and 15 different sports over the course of the year. Competitive teams in major sports from Year 3.
The Arts at High Beeches Primary School
Art and music are taught as discrete subjects to all pupils. DT, drama, dance integrated into other subjects. Choir and an orchestra. There are some extra-curricular creative and performing arts clubs.
Out of school hours care from 7.30am to 6.00pm provided by an external contractor.
Find another school near High Beeches Primary School
The King’s School, Harpenden (2.1 miles); St Albans High School for Girls (4.8 miles); St Albans School (5.5 miles).
Sir John Lawes School (1 mile); St George’s School (1.2 miles); Roundwood Park School (2.2 miles).