Southdown Road, Harpenden, Hertfordshire AL5 1PF
10 reasons to choose St Dominic Catholic Primary School, Harpenden
St Dominic Catholic Primary School, Harpenden has a Schoolsmith Score® of 70. 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.
St Dominic Catholic Primary School, Harpenden is a state primary school for boys and girls (50%/50%) between the ages of 3 and 11 years. It is a Roman Catholic voluntary aided faith school. The school was also rated as Outstanding by Ofsted in its last (2009) inspection. Reception places are usually oversubscribed every year, on first preference.
Average class size
St Dominic Catholic Primary School, Harpenden has one class per year, and an average class size of 30 pupils.
Average Year 6 SATS results from 2016-19 and 2022 show that St Dominic Catholic Primary School, Harpenden ranks in the top 5% of schools in the country by attainment. By the same measure, progress score rank the school in the top 26% of schools.
The St Dominic Catholic Primary School, Harpenden curriculum
School curriculum emphasises Catholic social morality and also includes PSHE, French. It is subject based with some cross-curricular projects. The school offers each child a handful of extra-curricular academic activities or hobby clubs.
More on the curriculum
There are regular educational trips for all year groups, visiting speakers, Forest School for four year groups and a residential trip in Year 6.
Most lessons are taught by the class teacher with some peripatetic and specialist teaching.
Sport at St Dominic Catholic Primary School, Harpenden
School offers between 10 and 15 different sports over the course of the year. Representative teams in major sports from Year 3.
The Arts at St Dominic Catholic Primary School, Harpenden
Art and music are taught as discrete subjects to all pupils. DT, drama, dance integrated into other subjects. Choir. There are some extra-curricular creative and performing arts clubs.
Out of school hours care from 7.50am to 6.00pm provided by an external contractor.
Find another school near St Dominic Catholic Primary School, Harpenden
The King’s School, Harpenden (1.8 miles); St Albans High School for Girls (4.3 miles); St Albans School (4.9 miles).
St George’s School (0.9 miles); Sir John Lawes School (1.2 miles); Roundwood Park School (1.8 miles).