Governing Body

March 31, 2017

Ruth Hammerson, Corinne O’Brien and Sara Sparrow attended the Speech Awards on Monday.  Corinne O’Brien also spent time in the Year 3 classroom as part of her Governor week duties.


Zig Zag Road Lines outside School

March 31, 2017

You may have noticed that the zig zag lines outside of our school have faded over time and are in need of being repainted in order to have the desired effect of stopping dangerous and illegal parking in front of the school. The Governing Body would like to ask parents if they could spare a few minutes of their time to please send a quick email to Councillor David Williams at with a polite request for this to be actioned. Thank you for in advance for your help.

Update 21/04/2017: Thank you to our Governing Body and to all parents and carers who contacted Hertfordshire County Council about the need for the zig zag lines to be repainted outside of our school.  We are pleased to let you know that it seems to have had the desired affect.  We have received the following email from Councillor David Williams:

Further to our recent exchanges, I have received confirmation from St Albans District Council that they have added this location to their next order.

However, to manage expectations, I’ve been advised that their next order will be placed in May – works are grouped together to ensure value for money with the contractor. The lines are normally then laid between 46 weeks after the order is confirmed.

All somewhat frustrating as I’m sure you would wish to have the lines in place for the start of next term.

Kind regards
David Williams
Hertfordshire County Councillor for Harpenden North East
Deputy Leader of the Council / Cabinet Member for Enterprise, Education and Skills / Mobile 07733225464

PTA Easter Event

March 31, 2017

Thank you for supporting our Easter event yesterday – whether donating goods, setting up, manning stalls or simply just attending, it is much appreciated. Everyone had a lovely time and the event raised £400 for the school, which is great. We had a really generous collection of cakes and Easter eggs – thank you.

Congratulations to Oliver Datta in Year 6 on winning the fabulous Easter hamper!


Football vs High Beeches – WIN

March 30, 2017

Our A and B teams played their last matches of the football season today. They played two very tough away games against High Beeches but came away with a 2-1 win in both matches!

The Lea is the only school to have beaten High Beeches in the league this season. In fact, High Beeches were the overall winners of the small school’s football league this season. I’m pleased to say that The Lea came an impressive 4th place, a really great achievement – well done boys!

Huge thanks to Miss Sykes and Mr Harris for giving their time and efforts into coaching and accompanying the football teams this season and also to our enthusiastic parent supporters.

Year 1 Class Assembly

March 29, 2017

Year 1 gave a lovely assembly this morning all about what they have been studying this term. They have been finding out about the toys their parents and grandparents used to play with and comparing them with the toys they have now. The children showed an amazing display of model cars they had designed, built and painted. They had also made some lovely peg dolls. We were very impressed! They have been learning about the seasons and how the weather changes throughout the year. They all sounded very knowledgeable. Well done Year 1.

Thank you to Miss Tyler, Mrs Wright, Miss Moore and Mrs Miah for helping the children to prepare for their assembly.

Golden Broom

March 29, 2017

Congratulations to Year 1 who have won the Golden Broom for being so tidy throughout the spring term. Well done!

Netball vs St Nicholas and Kimpton

March 29, 2017

It was a busy final week for our netball A team – they played against St Nicholas on Monday and Kimpton on Tuesday after school. Despite losing to St Nicholas, our team had their best game yet, playing with every ounce of effort they had and never giving up.

The A team carried their enthusiasm over to the next match on Tuesday and played outstanding netball, beating Kimpton 7-1. Our B team also played a match and played really well but narrowly lost out to Kimpton. Every girl on both teams should feel very proud of what they have achieved this season, continuing to improve with every match played. Our school came an incredible 4th place overall in the small schools’ netball league which is a fantastic result.

A very big thank you once again to Miss Weston and Mrs Davenport for their constant support coaching the girls and accompanying them to all the matches, and thank you to our wonderful parent supporters for all their encouragement.