The Hare Krishna
Primary School

A small independent faith based school located in Hertfordshire

Welcome to the gurukula

Gurukula is a term used in Sanskrit to reference a spiritual school. Srila Prabhupada, the founder of the Hare Krishna Movement, saw these kind of schools as the basis for improving future generations of society.

Our aim is that children grow with strong character and devotion, and are confident in their beliefs, secure in themselves and bright.

This is achieved by focusing our vision of

Personalised Learning in a Spiritual Atmosphere

"Gurukula is a calm and purposeful place to learn"

OFSTED Report 2022, Rated Good in all categories

Faith & Nurture

The culture that is central to the Gurukula is one of faith and nurture. The faith element is about believing in our children, challenging and encouraging them to achieve their potential. That is why nurture is so important in order that children grow with confidence and they have the freedom to be themselves and to express their opinions and thoughts.

The values with which we want our children to grow

The experiences and the things we want our children to grow and leave the Gurukula with are best expressed through these 8 values.

Hear from our parents and teachers

What parents say about the Gurukula

Hear our teachers talk about the Gurukula

Hear our teachers talk about the Gurukula

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I spent some of the best days of my life at the Gurukula. I truly owe a huge debt of gratitude to the teachers and community for giving me the opportunity to spend every day in a safe, loving, colourful environment that nurtured my abilities and gave me a priceless foundation for the rest of my life.

Jahnavi Harrrison



Sometimes in life you don’t realize how important something is until you don’t have it anymore. For me that was the Gurukula. I had amazing friends, supportive teachers and the kind temple community. Those people helped me so much through the start of my life and I took it all for granted until I went to secondary school. So I just want to say a huge thank you to all those people who helped me and who are still helping me now.


Information Designer


I am so so thankful for my time in the Gurukula. I wasn’t aware at the time how unique and wonderful the school was, and the impact it was going to have on me throughout the rest of my life. It created in me a strong backbone of faith in the morals and lessons I was brought up with, as they were all practically shown in my beautiful teachers by the way they lived their lives and interacted with us.

Pallika McNamara

BA Psychology Student