Crabtree Infants School

Heads’ Welcome


Dear parents, prospective parents and members of the public,

On behalf of all the staff, children and governors, we would like to warmly welcome you to the Crabtree Infants’ School website. We feel that there is something very special about our school and we are very proud to be part of the ‘Crabtree Journey’ through being part of the Crabtree Academy Trust.

The school has earned a reputation for providing an extremely strong and rounded education for children in Harpenden. Our children are encouraged to take risks with their learning, with an understanding that the experiences of finding things ‘tricky’ and ‘making mistakes’ lead to ‘great learning!’

We are truly privileged to lead a team of highly skilled and experienced professionals who are dedicated to leading and developing outstanding practice. As a school, we celebrate success at every level. The life of the school is driven by enthusiasm and a desire to achieve, within a kind, nurturing environment. We promote active learning that is creative, engaging and celebrates success. We strive to create a nurturing and calm learning environment, enabling all who are part of the school to feel valued and achieve their own potential.

Our school believes in working very closely with parents on this learning journey, supporting children to develop self-esteem, independence, enthusiasm, resilience and a love of learning. Visitors to our school often comment on the friendly and purposeful ethos of the Crabtree Infants’ School.

In May 2009, Crabtree Infants’ School was judged as providing outstanding provision. Although Ofsted has been through many changes since this time, we continue to strive towards the new ‘outstanding’ criteria and continue to build on our many strengths.

We look forward to the opportunity to show you around our wonderful school.

Soli Vela and Emma Simmons
(Heads of School)