The King's School (Harpenden)

The King's School (Harpenden)
Elmfield, Ambrose Ln,

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Coordinates51°49′46″N 0°21′50″W / 51.829534°N 0.364008°W / 51.829534; -0.364008Coordinates: 51°49′46″N 0°21′50″W / 51.829534°N 0.364008°W / 51.829534; -0.364008
Religious affiliation(s)Christian
Department for Education URN117650 Tables
HeadmasterMr Clive J Case
Age4 to 16

The King's School, Harpenden is a co-educational independent school for pupils aged four to sixteen, located to the north of Harpenden in Hertfordshire, England.[1] The independent evangelical Christian day school's mission statement is ‘Young people devoted to Christ, equipped for life and prepared to reach the world’, although it is not affiliated to one particular church or denomination.[2][3][4]

The school's intake is mostly from the counties Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire.[4] The charity, Kingdom Education Limited operates The King's School, Harpenden and Highfield Preschool. It is affiliated to the Christian Schools Trust.[5][4]

The King's School joined the Independent Schools Association in October 2017 and was inspected in September 2019 by the Independent Schools Inspectorate.[6][7]


The school was first established in Hemel Hempstead in 1982 by Stephen Dennett before moving to Harpenden in 1987 onto the site of the former Elmfield Sanatorium, which originally opened in 1910.[8][9]


  1. ^ "Area Guide: The thriving commuter town of Harpenden". Herts Advertiser. 10 February 2020. Retrieved 11 June 2020.
  2. ^ Masey, Anthea (8 February 2012). "The picturesque Hertfordshire town just 30 minutes from London". Homes and Property. Retrieved 11 June 2020.
  3. ^ "Ofsted: The King's School, Harpenden". Ofsted. Retrieved 11 June 2020.
  4. ^ a b c "Ofsted report: The King's School, Harpenden". Ofsted. 6 December 2016. Retrieved 11 June 2020.
  5. ^ "Charity Details: Kingdom Education Limited". Charity Commission. Retrieved 11 June 2020.
  6. ^ "The King's School". Independent Schools Inspectorate. Retrieved 11 June 2020.
  7. ^ "Regulatory Compliance Report: The King's School". Independent Schools Inspectorate. September 2019. Retrieved 11 June 2020.
  8. ^ Coburn, Amy (September 2002). "The Children's Sanatorium, Harpenden". Harpenden History. Retrieved 11 June 2020.
  9. ^ "Elmfield Sanatorium, Harpenden, Hertfordshire". Children's Homes. Retrieved 11 June 2020.

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