Oh yes, I stood outside the Church Green School just a couple of years ago, during the days of the 2010 NCH Harpenden reunion. Amazing! It's almost exactly as it was, except you can't just walk in anymore: "progress" has dictated that every school have strong and guarded doors now, and a keypad for the codes the staff have to use to get in. I rang the bell and waited for a while, hoping they wouldn't mind if a former student of some 60 years ago could take a quick peek inside, but alas, classes were in session, and if I came back later, maybe I could arrange with someone to see the school. I sadly had to tell them I probably wouldn't be back for a couple of years--I was on my way back to America.
But in the street I met a lovely woman from St Nicks church, and I don't know why but we got chatting, and she was absolutely gob-smacked that I was one of the NCH kids who used to go to the Church Green School. She knew all about that, and kept asking me about the Home and what it was like, etc etc. I said only good things! But it was one of those encounters that you can't quite grasp why such things happen, or why it felt so good!