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.

10 new places opened up

Due to increase in our Government allowance, we have been allowed to increase our capacity across all year groups

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

Latest Events & Activities


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


I teach guitar, piano and singing at the Gurukula and I'm very grateful and privileged to teach such musical students! Everyone is so keen to learn and after just one full term the results have been wonderful. I find the Gurukula staff very well organised and very enthusiastic and helpful but above all so encouraging to all the students. It really is a fantastic environment to teach in.

Luke Whicker

Peripatetic Music teacher (Groove Music)


I had an incredible experience working at the Gurukula. When I walked into the school for the first time there was this warm energy of a family atmosphere. Working there proved this showing me how much the staff cares about each individual student's education and well-being. I felt honored to be part of this school.

Dina Vogel



“I visited the Gurukula for some mapping workshops recently and what a lovely school. A big welcome by the Head and then my classroom was a large red and yellow tent in the garden! The Children were so attentive, polite and loved learning about the subject of maps. I stayed all day and was invited for a delicious well needed lunch!
A beautiful, inspiring, peaceful setting to teach in and cannot wait to return. Thank you Gurukula!

Alice Gadney FRGS PGDipCart.

Cartographer and Director
(Mini Map-Makers)


I am delighted to be able to share my wonderful journey at Gurukula with you today. This school has been more than just an educational institution; it has been a place where I've grown from nursery to today . It has provided a nurturing space for me as a person, developed my spiritual beliefs, and honed my academic skills.

The teachers at Gurukula are exceptional. They are not just teachers; they are mentors, friends, and guides. They taught me not only the traditional curriculum, but also the importance of spirituality and the values of life. They instilled in me the values of kindness, honesty, and hard work, and showed me how to apply these principles in my daily life.

At Gurukula, the curriculum includes spiritual lessons that have taught me about the philosophy of Krishna consciousness. The school is founded on the principles of this philosophy, which emphasizes the importance of self-realization, compassion, and devotion. This approach has helped me develop a deeper understanding of myself, others, and the world around me.

The classroom environment at Gurukula is unique and conducive to learning with passionate and dedicated teachers.  They create a stimulating and engaging learning experience for their students. They encourage curiosity, creativity, and critical thinking, which helped me become an independent and confident learner.  I was fully prepared for my secondary studies.

In conclusion, I would like to say that Gurukula is not just a school; it's a community that has played a significant role in shaping who I am today. I aspire to be like some of the inspiring teachers at Gurukula, and I hope that you will consider this exceptional school for your child's education. Sending your child to Gurukula will provide them with a unique educational experience that combines academic excellence and spiritual growth. Thank you for your attention, and Hare Krishna.


Recent Graduate