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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.

Achieve Excellence

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📖✍ Congratulations to the five students selected to be published in the latest 'Young Authors' book of short stories, titled 'The Glitch'.Each story had to include a sudden twist of fate, but in only one hundred words! pic.twitter.com/kZrkFSC8N3
@ HertswoodUK - May 24, 2024
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🐢🥳 's only reptile member of staff, Ted the Tortoise, would like to wish you a happy !Ted is a popular member of the Hertswood team, frequently visited by students and staff to gift him some salad 🥬 and enjoy his calming influence. pic.twitter.com/gvIwC5LqG3
@ HertswoodUK - May 23, 2024
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A wonderful morning of cricket at pic.twitter.com/Lw0A7FBPSE
@ HertswoodUK - May 21, 2024
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🥼🔬🧪 The UK Chemistry Olympiad (UKChO) is designed to challenge and inspire Year 13 students, and this year six of 's enthusiastic Year 12 chemists took part. Three of them even managed to earn Bronze Awards -- a remarkable achievement! pic.twitter.com/t6UN0kqj7o
@ HertswoodUK - May 20, 2024
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🩺 As part of their PDP sessions, Years 7 to 11 form groups have been completing a mini-course in CPR, designed for schools by the British Heart Foundation.The students have done a great job learning how to handle themselves in an emergency situation. pic.twitter.com/yhXKJILBCQ
@ HertswoodUK - Apr 29, 2024
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More from 's Year 12 visit to Geneva, Switzerland. The three day trip with a cruise along Lake Geneva, taking in the spectacular views. 🚢🌍 pic.twitter.com/Zlf1O3ZbZS
@ HertswoodUK - Apr 29, 2024
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🥼⚛ Recently a group of Year 12 students visited Switzerland to learn about the latest research being undertaken at CERN.The group enjoyed a tour of the facilities, including two of the key accelerators and the main control room, and spent time exploring Geneva. pic.twitter.com/I8cy8mPL6c
@ HertswoodUK - Apr 29, 2024
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🎸🥁🎵 Year 7 have been working on instrumentation skills in their Music lessons at . For many this is their first introduction to musical instruments, and their attitude to the project has been full of enthusiasm! We look forward to seeing how they progress. pic.twitter.com/vpKUUQ2v4o
@ HertswoodUK - Apr 29, 2024
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Enjoy our Headteacher's wrap-up article of news and events from the Spring Term at .https://t.co/KrP4OOyyAJ pic.twitter.com/vly4lX46JK
@ HertswoodUK - Apr 15, 2024
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🏆 Congratulations to the many Spring Term Award Winners, and in particular to 's Students of the Term: Josiah (Y7), Victoria (Y8), Faith (Y9), Emily (Y10) and Lily May (Y11). pic.twitter.com/xXSiVV02Pa
@ HertswoodUK - Apr 05, 2024
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🥼🔬🏆 Our congratulations to the 25 Sixth Form Biologists who took part in this year's British Biology Olympiad competition at .In the Olympiad, students have to compete with their problem solving skills and understanding of core principles. pic.twitter.com/JP4bhprMZC
@ HertswoodUK - Apr 03, 2024
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📷📅 Week of Photography - FridayWe end our Week of Photography with incredible work by Ella (Year 9). Our thanks to the students who took part.💬 'Ella has made a fantastic start. We have been so impressed with her commitment to learning new skills.' -Miss Spary pic.twitter.com/dCMSQIA8lC
@ HertswoodUK - Mar 29, 2024
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📷📅 Week of Photography - ThursdayToday's student photographer in ’s ongoing Week of Photography series is Rhyannan (Year 11).💬 'I love Photography because I love capturing the moments in time, especially the natural environment around me.' -Rhyannan pic.twitter.com/3ZQ2hjJz2h
@ HertswoodUK - Mar 28, 2024
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📷📅 Week of Photography - WednesdayLeah (Year 10) is today's student photographer in ’s Week of Photography. Enjoy a selection of her work.💬 'I love studying Photography because I can express myself through experimenting with different ideas in my pictures.' -Leah pic.twitter.com/5qFbPe4cDQ
@ HertswoodUK - Mar 27, 2024
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📷📅 Week of Photography - TuesdayContinuing ’s Week of Photography, we are delighted to share pieces by Harry (Year 12) who is studying A-Level Photography.💬 'I love that Photography lets you document the world around you in the most beautiful way possible.' -Harry pic.twitter.com/ci1K2HFhVT
@ HertswoodUK - Mar 26, 2024
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Congratulations to all our gymnasts who represented our school at this afternoon pic.twitter.com/TUHQuMEmPy
@ HertswoodUK - Mar 20, 2024
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Congratulations to all our gymnasts who represented our school at this afternoon pic.twitter.com/TUHQuMEmPy
@ HertswoodUK - Mar 19, 2024
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⚽ Congratulations to 's Year 7 football team, who recently took part in their first tournament, and won after an undefeated run of games!The students visited the District Cup 7-A-Side Football Tournament, going all eight games without conceding a goal! pic.twitter.com/KamctLUGXs
@ HertswoodUK - Mar 19, 2024
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🎭 Last week, some of 's A Level Literature students attended a performance of the novel 'The Kite Runner' by Khaled Hosseini. 💬 'It was an enjoyable and immersive experience, and an honourable adaptation of Hosseini’s book.' -Freddy (Year 13) pic.twitter.com/ZF55gSTs3q
@ HertswoodUK - Mar 19, 2024
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❤ For Valentine's Day, 's Year 13 Biology students delivered a heart dissection workshop for younger students. The enthusiastic group cut open a sheep's heart, and were able to identify many of the internal features.More pictures at https://t.co/qTGLyUxXYy. pic.twitter.com/FZsCFpisfJ
@ HertswoodUK - Mar 19, 2024
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