Netball vs St Helens and Sauncey Wood

March 17, 2018

Our netball A and B teams played matches against St Helens Primary School on Monday after school. They were both tough matches and even though the results didn’t go our way, we were extremely proud of our girls who played with enthusiasm and sportsmanship, with a never give up attitude.

Our A team also played a match yesterday against Sauncey Wood. It was a high scoring game for both sides but unfortunately it ended with the opposition having scored the higher number of goals. Well done girls for your determination and enthusiasm.

Thank you, as usual, to our parent supporters and to Miss Weston and Mrs Davenport.


Important announcement from our Chair of Governors

March 16, 2018

Dear Parents and Carers

I am writing to let you know that Mrs Swinson will be retiring at the end of the summer term.

Mrs Swinson has been our Headteacher for twelve years and in that time the school has gone from strength to strength, as the recent Ofsted report is testament to.

Her departure gives us a real challenge and over the next few weeks the Governing Body will be working with Herts For Learning to recruit a new Headteacher to continue Mrs Swinson’s work.

I will write to you again when there is more to report which should be by the end of April.

We will have the opportunity to properly say goodbye to Mrs Swinson in July, but for now, on behalf of the Governing Body, I would like to thank her for everything she has done for The Lea and wish her well in her retirement.

Mark Collins
Chair of Governors

Year 5 and 6 Football Tournament

March 16, 2018

Disappointingly, the Year 5 and 6 football tournament due to have been held at Wood End on Monday had to be cancelled yet again due to severely waterlogged pitches. Unfortunately, it is not possible to find another date for this tournament because of the number of other sporting events taking place and the number of schools involved.

Our A and B teams did, however, manage to play matches against St Helens Primary School yesterday after school. Both games were hard fought but our teams showed huge team effort and determination. The A team managed a well-deserved 1-0 win. The B team played really well although the result didn’t go their way.

Thanks to our parent supporters, to Mrs Housley and Mr Harris.

Y3 Swimming Lessons

March 16, 2018

We know how beautifully behaved our pupils are here at The Lea but it is always lovely for this to be noticed by other people when the children are out and about on school trips etc. I wanted to share with you that we received a lovely comment from a member of the public, about how impeccably behaved our Year 3 class were while at Harpenden swimming pool last Friday. Well done to Year 3, you are fantastic ambassadors for our school.

Spring Festival

March 15, 2018

Leona, Lucas, Taigan, Harry, Alexandra, Kristian, Elizabeth, Oskar, Jesse and Asma from Year 5 took part in the annual Spring Festival at the Harpenden Public Halls on Wednesday evening.

This year marked the 50th anniversary of the event and what a truly special evening it was! Pupils from 12 local primary schools sang a variety of uplifting songs based on the theme ‘Let’s Twist Again’ accompanied by musicians from local secondary schools. Our Year 5 pupils sang their hearts out and were beautifully behaved throughout. We are so proud of you!

A huge thank you to Mrs Cross who helped the children learn and rehearse the songs.

New Lost Property Bin!

March 14, 2018

We have installed a new lost property bin in our reception area outside the school office. Please note that all lost property found in school will be put here. If your child has an item of clothing or footwear missing, please direct them to this bin. Alternatively, parents/carers are welcome to come and look at the end of the day if they wish to.

Sport Relief

March 9, 2018

On Friday 23rd March, the school is taking part in Sport Relief. In return for a £1 donation, all pupils are invited to come into school that day in sports clothing. This can be tracksuits, judo or karate uniform etc.

Throughout the day, pupils will be running laps round our KS2 playground co-ordinated by our Year 6 pupils who will be acting as our sports relief ambassadors. 16 laps of the playground is equal to one mile. At the end of the day, Year 6 will add up all the laps completed – our aim is to reach 200 miles in total, which will beat our record of 150 miles from 2 years ago!