Harperbury Free School
Radlett, Herts

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Welcome to Harperbury

A balanced mix of teaching and practical experience where pupils explore ways of learning that suit them. Teaching Philosophy

Welcome to Harperbury

The pupils will achieve the very best of their academic potential and be prepared for a wide range of social and professional situations. Teaching Philosophy

Welcome to Harperbury

Our teaching and learning is personalised so that every child is both supported and challenged, at their own individual level. Teaching Philosophy

From the head

Martin Blain
Martin Blain
Founding Head
MA (Cantab), NPQH

It is my great pleasure to welcome you to the Harperbury Free School website.

Here at Harperbury, we combine traditional values with the most innovative teaching, based on research from around the country.

Our aim is to develop our students so that they are excellent learners, curious to enquire, equipped with the skills to investigate and understand. More than that, we will prepare them for their future lives so that they leave school with the skills needed in the workplace, a strong sense of responsibility, a moral compass, and the perspective to understand and take on their individual role. We will enrich their learning experience with a range of activities – sporting, creative and practical.

Harperbury aims to provide an education as good as that found in the very best schools, where pupils are nurtured as individuals, challenged to achieve their best and supported in all their endeavours. We aim for academic excellence – the highest exam results, entry to the best universities, worthwhile jobs and to be exemplary world citizens.

A Harperbury education will be exciting, challenging and fun – from the team-building trip to real world tasks, from ancient history to computer coding. Our students will require resourcefulness and energy and our teachers will employ imagination and flair.

The first Year 7 pupils will walk through the doors in September 2015 to begin their secondary education. Come and join us at Harperbury – where life’s journey begins.

Now read on.....

News & updates

15 October 2014
Borehamwood Open Meeting

As you know we have held three Open Meetings over the past couple of weeks in Shenley, Radlett and London Colney. We would like to thank all of you who came to these and we were delighted with your enthusiasm for our education plans in particular. We have received considerable feedback from you and we […]

1 September 2014
Open Meetings – Dates for your diary
Open Meetings – Dates for your diary

We will be holding four open meetings in September and October. Meet staff and governors, hear about the development of Harperbury’s ground-breaking education and have your questions answered.

14 August 2014
Harperbury Free School recruits new Governors!

Over the past few weeks we have met with a number of people who responded to our recent adverts for new Governors and we are delighted to announce that we have now appointed two new Governors as a result.


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