Harpenden Free School for children aged 4-11



Curious,Unique,Boundless Brave and Playful

Harpenden Free School Mission Statement:: Our children and adults are nourished as brave, curious, boundless, unique and playful; prepared to be leaders in their communities.

  • 'An inspiring remarkable school. My daughter is thriving, as is our family.'
  • 'I am overjoyed to be part of a school where the staff are confident to take risks. It is such an exciting place to be and the most genuinely pupil-lead curriculum I have ever seen.'

Extracts from Parents' Survey: November 2013. 

Summer admissions.

There are still limited spaces in several classes for September 2014. Do email john@harpendenfreeschool.org.uk to make an appointment to arrange a Skype/Facetime discussion during the summer holiday period. 


Sports day in action.


Year 2 circus topic: Summer 2014

An exeptional Year 3 production: July 2014  VIDEO via Dropbox

Eddie The Penguin Saves The World!

Art Exhibition

Appointment of Leader of Younger Years completes staff appointments for the new school year.

John Gibson: Farewell to Harpenden Free School.-Tea Party address July 2014

John's thank you to an entire community: 21st July 2014

Breaking News!

HFS to move into a self contained wing of St Luke's School, Redbourn and share some of the school's magnificent facilities.

Appointment of Leader of Younger Years completes staff appointments for the new academic year.

Breaking news: 4th June 2014: All systems go at Victoria Rd



Kate and John The Builders!!

WDC are now on site and demolition will be completed within the next week!

News of our 52 week build contract will be regularly updated by Nicki, our architect from Haverstock's Associates. Her Blog is to be launched shortly!

A new home for Harpenden Free School: plans and drawings

Welcome to our new Reception class for 2014, who have been offered a first choice place at our popular school.


Thank you to FOHFS: Part of our new play equipment, purchased by the Friends!



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