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School Values & Ethos

World-Class Ambitions

Our ambition is to provide a world-class educational environment for our community. We have the highest aspirations for all students and will ensure they achieve the best possible outcomes through outstanding teaching, an engaging curriculum and quality care and support.

Ready To Succeed : Aspiration - Courtesy - Integrity - Resilience - Respect

Our students will develop resilience, will be aspirational for their own futures and be ready for the many challenges they will face in modern society. We have a clear expectation for our students to behave well, show respect and courtesy whilst acting with integrity, so that they grow as confident individuals, responsible citizens and successful independent learners. Well-equipped for higher education and employment, our students will develop leadership skills and be ambitious for their future career goals.

Accomplish Through Effort

As a fully inclusive academy within our community, we are committed to the principle of a ‘growth mindset’ in that, no matter where one starts from, great accomplishments are possible through dedication and effort. We believe that all barriers can be overcome through our determination to succeed and the learning strategies we employ.

Achievement For All

We respect and value all members of our community, ensuring a safe, happy and secure learning environment to foster high self-esteem for all. As lifelong learners, Hertswood Academy staff are role models for our students, continually developing their own practice and inspiring the community to aim high and achieve excellence.

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Enjoy a short teaser for 's new school video arriving very soon... 🎞️🔥⚽💻🤖🎨🐕 https://t.co/JxQGrTaWsy
@ HertswoodUK - Sep 23, 2022
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Congratulations to former student and mathematics tutor at , Leo Wass, for his acceptance on the prestigious Mathematics Degree course at Imperial College! 🎈🎓🧮 Learn more at https://t.co/RRjIv111tA https://t.co/LBB68TtFYt
@ HertswoodUK - Sep 13, 2022
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🥳 More pictures from GCSE Results Day today at ! https://t.co/PknXacF4cf
@ HertswoodUK - Aug 25, 2022
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🎉 Happy to celebrate with 's Year 11 students today as they received an excellent set of GCSE results! Learn more at https://t.co/77mRpPM76u https://t.co/mNGU0ms0qb
@ HertswoodUK - Aug 25, 2022
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Congratulations to 's Year 13 students on their fantastic set of results this year! Learn more at https://t.co/wuJ62ZgtY1 https://t.co/ppLxuVKNjn
@ HertswoodUK - Aug 18, 2022
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After a week of lessons, sports, games and competitions, is proud to announce Nuffield🟡 as the winners of our Summer School House Cup! https://t.co/pKiD1anTTV
@ HertswoodUK - Jul 29, 2022
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✈️ Enjoy the Borehamwood Times article about students recent incredible experience taking to the skies at at London Elstree Aerodrome, with ! https://t.co/6Lf9SvYE3s
@ HertswoodUK - Jul 27, 2022
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Congratulations to alumni, Veththaki Thankamylon, on graduating with an upper second class honours in Biomedical Sciences from Brunel University London, and moving on to study a Masters at Imperial College London! https://t.co/84o5AoU7F6
@ HertswoodUK - Jul 26, 2022
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Catch our wrap-up of the Summer Term at at https://t.co/OP2e2QNIOY
@ HertswoodUK - Jul 22, 2022
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🟢 Congratulations to Darwin on winning the House Cup, for the third year running, with an extraordinary 204,405 House Points! https://t.co/nPzZPcWlGT
@ HertswoodUK - Jul 21, 2022
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Congratulations to alumni, Paige Kirby, on completing her Masters degree in Criminology with Forensic Psychology. Paige left Hertswood in 2016 to join Middlesex University, where she read Criminology with Psychology, BA (hons). https://t.co/3jaBfqLlaz
@ HertswoodUK - Jul 21, 2022
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Congratulations to alumni, Mollie Quinn, on graduating with a first in Psychology from the University of Westminster. https://t.co/skcHPUBpV6
@ HertswoodUK - Jul 21, 2022
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Congratulations to alumni, Connor Ronayne, on completing his degree in Mechanical Engineering with a first from Brunel University. Connor looks forward to starting a career as a Graduate Mechanical Building Services Engineer. https://t.co/zBT9lDQ3k6
@ HertswoodUK - Jul 21, 2022
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Year 11 student Lucie visited this week to present to their Chemistry teacher, Mr Askey, an outstanding (and enormous) periodic table, crocheted over the course of 3 months! 🧪 Our thanks to Lucie for providing a lovely end to a fantastic year of science lessons. https://t.co/7FiVIKVRS0
@ HertswoodUK - Jul 21, 2022
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More from students' two-day experience with the London Elstree Aerodrome and ! "The students moved beyond their comfort zones to learn first-hand about flying and the aviation industry." More at https://t.co/NaWmHU1XHI https://t.co/iuniYLfOec
@ HertswoodUK - Jul 21, 2022
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Our thanks to the London Elstree Aerodrome and for allowing thirty of our students to participate in their fantastic career-focused outreach programme, including virtual modules and real flight experience! ✈️🖥️😀 More at https://t.co/lQw0KuYPvz https://t.co/fiuo5nK1ya
@ HertswoodUK - Jul 21, 2022
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Year 12 finished off their year with two Futures Days. The first at with workshops, mock interviews and talks from alumni. The second was in playing Twitter Monopoly! Full article at https://t.co/hObmMA7hSJ https://t.co/6eF7qOc6cq
@ HertswoodUK - Jul 20, 2022
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Great job by 's Year 10 students & staff on raising £1,902 for Cancer Research UK through their 5km Race for Life this term! Our thanks to the Hertswood community for your support. https://t.co/pclqhyUvlk
@ HertswoodUK - Jul 20, 2022
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What a fabulous Proms in the Playground showcasing our learning! Thank you to for joining us and sharing some incredible singing! Huge thanks to for this year! We have loved it! https://t.co/ckhpMy9UJB
@ HertswoodUK - Jul 12, 2022
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A fabulous Athletics competition at this afternoon. Well done boys and girls on your 3rd place finish. Lots of individual awards too 👍 https://t.co/vyVbyJ4yhH
@ HertswoodUK - Jul 11, 2022
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