Dark Lane, Harpenden, Hertfordshire AL5 1QB
10 reasons to choose The Grove Junior School
The Grove Junior School has a Schoolsmith Score® of 69. It is one of the best state primary schools in Harpenden and one of the 3 best independent or state primaries within 1 mile.
The Grove Junior School is a state junior school for boys and girls (50%/50%) between the ages of 7 and 11 years. It is a community school. The school was also rated as Good by Ofsted in its last (2022) inspection.
Average class size
The Grove Junior School has three classes per year, and an average class size of 30 pupils.
Average Year 6 SATS results from 2016-19 and 2022 show that The Grove Junior School ranks in the top 14% of schools in the country by attainment. By the same measure, progress scores are around the national average.
The The Grove Junior School curriculum
School curriculum also includes PSHE, French. Subjects are taught separately, with some cross-curricular linking when appropriate. There may be an occasional extra-curricular academic or hobby club.
More on the curriculum
There are regular educational trips for all year groups, visiting speakers and residential trips for Years 4 and 6.
Most lessons are taught by the class teacher with specialist teaching for sport.
Sport at The Grove Junior 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 The Grove Junior School
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 7.45am to 6.15pm provided by an external contractor.
Find another school near The Grove Junior School
The King’s School, Harpenden (2.5 miles); St Albans High School for Girls (4.3 miles); St Albans School (4.9 miles).
St George’s School (1.6 miles); Sir John Lawes School (1.9 miles); Roundwood Park School (2.3 miles).