We are proud to share that our recent Ofsted Inspection judged our school, ‘Good’ in all areas. Our children ‘enjoy learning’ and ‘achieve well’.

We would be delighted to welcome you and your child to Harrold Primary Academy. If you are considering enrolling your child in our school, please contact us and we will be very happy to show you around the school and answer any queries you may have.

Starting school

Children usually start school in the school year in which they become 5.

If you wish to apply for a place in Harrold Primary Academy for September 2024 you will be required to make an application to the Local Authority where you live. The closing date for the admissions process is 15th January 2024. If you have not applied for a place but would like to send your child to Harrold Primary Academy, please contact us and we will be happy to help and advise you.

For Bedford Borough Council, click here.

For Northamptonshire County Council, click here.

For Milton Keynes Council, click here.

If you are unsure of the Local Authority that you need to apply through, you can find out here.

In-Year Applications

We currently have spaces in other year groups. If you would like your child to join us midway through the school year or from another school, you will need to apply through Bedford Borough Council.

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Welcome to Harrold Primary Academy

I am extremely delighted and privileged to have the opportunity to welcome you to Harrold Primary Academy.
Harrold Primary Academy is a happy, caring and supportive school. The Academy was formed on the site of Harrold Lower School and Harrold Priory Middle School, opening its doors to the pupils aged 4 - 11 years in September 2017.
We are a small one form entry primary school, serving children from Reception to Year 6.

As a school, we are extremely fortunate to have a spacious school site with a Library, Science lab, Food Technology room and a team of dedicated staff who work hard to deliver exciting, engaging and enjoyable lessons for children at Harrold.

Our vision is that every child has the right to a high quality of learning, where they are treated with respect in a safe and stimulating learning environment. Children actively participate in learning by demonstrating a sense of readiness, where they take responsibility for themselves and the school environment. We help to build resilience in all our children by ensuring that the learning that they experience is a stepped approach with appropriate scaffolding and modelling in place to secure and build improved independent learning.

When children leave Harrold, they are well-equipped to continue achieving throughout secondary school and beyond.
We believe that close cooperation between home and school is essential, and we aim to keep parents as informed as possible about the progress being made by their children and ways in which they can support their children’s learning.

We look forward to welcoming you and your family to Harrold Primary Academy.

To find out more about the school, please read through our website and do not hesitate to contact us if you would like to visit the school.


Debonair Brown

Head teacher