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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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🍿🎞 Thanks to 's PTA, as well as and Elstree for their work on our 'Popcorn & Pyjama Party', our new PTA's first fundraising event. Around 100 Year 7 & 8 students took to the red carpet and enjoyed a screening of Home Alone. https://t.co/NCQAgP8t82
@ HertswoodUK - Feb 01, 2023
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For Holocaust Remembrance Day 2023, students across the school have been encouraged to contemplate and discuss the victims of the Holocaust. 🕯 Students have completed paper candles with their thoughts, which now fill doors and windows around . https://t.co/FY9cXcCszy
@ HertswoodUK - Jan 27, 2023
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During this week's Biology Club at , the students dissected lambs' hearts, and tried to identify the four chambers of the heart: the right and left ventricles and atriums. https://t.co/GU7XG2VsF2
@ HertswoodUK - Jan 27, 2023
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♟ Great to see so many students from across the year groups participating in 's new Chess club. https://t.co/mTESHkzmbP
@ HertswoodUK - Jan 27, 2023
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is pleased to be recognised by for our commitment to music education. 🎵🏆 Well done to Mr Hobbs and our Performance Studies team! https://t.co/074siqwNxW
@ HertswoodUK - Jan 27, 2023
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"I have been going to 's Biology Club since it started and I really enjoy it. My favourite activities have been looking into microscopes and dying flowers. One of the things that makes it so fun is the Sixth Form as they are really helpful and kind." -Sienna, Year 7 https://t.co/thDRqyfy0A
@ HertswoodUK - Jan 25, 2023
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's Club is now underway in 2023. Twenty-two students from across the year groups are competing in group stages to earn themselves points, before they move on to a seeded tournament later this term. https://t.co/UlQFevi2VO
@ HertswoodUK - Jan 12, 2023
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As we wish everyone a Happy New Year and look forward to a productive and rewarding 2023, certain to be full of opportunity and promise, we also look back on the accomplishments of the community during last term... https://t.co/2QnpMGwTXO https://t.co/HRD8HdwXOk
@ HertswoodUK - Jan 04, 2023
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is proud once again to have participated in the in November, to support the Royal British Legion charity for the armed forces community. 🫂 Thank you to everyone who donated. https://t.co/WCxtmKZmSn
@ HertswoodUK - Jan 04, 2023
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🎨 Last week the art faculty rounded out the 2022 art examinations with some spectacular work from our Year 13 A Level Art students. The talented group had been preparing for this exam since September, under the theme of 'Surfaces'. https://t.co/MwABDpOFxa
@ HertswoodUK - Dec 14, 2022
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🏆🏅 Congratulations to the 200+ students who received awards over the last two weeks. This has included success in subjects, digital leadership, club leadership and earning House Points. https://t.co/xkjGS0c7gJ
@ HertswoodUK - Dec 14, 2022
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🎄🎨🎭🕺🎼🎸🎙 Enjoy a few behind-the-scenes pictures from today's final rehearsal for the singers and band, performing tonight at 's Christmas Arts Showcase, from 7-9pm! https://t.co/Y6j6mySR6y
@ HertswoodUK - Dec 08, 2022
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Great job by 's Student Librarians upcycling a damaged copy of 'Horrid Henry' into bunting for our library Christmas tree! 📖🎄 https://t.co/jlSTe9wZ0M
@ HertswoodUK - Dec 07, 2022
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Enjoy a sample of the photography, DT and sculpture work which will be on display at 's Christmas Arts Event -- Thursday 8th December, 7-9pm -- featuring an art exhibition, live performances, and refreshments. 🎨🎭📸🕺👍 https://t.co/rIxJq15p4J
@ HertswoodUK - Dec 02, 2022
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Here's a sneak peak of some of the artwork from 's Christmas Arts Event -- Thursday 8th December, 7-9pm -- featuring an art exhibition, live performances, and refreshments. 🎨🎭📸🕺👍 https://t.co/GbMbgxb0Io
@ HertswoodUK - Dec 02, 2022
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More exciting experimentation from 's Sixth Form led Biology Club this week, as the still-expanding group of Year 7 & 8 students made attempts at making a plastic from potato starch. 🥔➡️💳 https://t.co/qpqUpjTfFR
@ HertswoodUK - Dec 02, 2022
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Great to see 's new Biology Club up and running, with Sixth Form students designing experiments and guiding the younger students. They started last week with the 'Magic Flowers' experiment, focusing on capillary action in plants. https://t.co/Pl7M0Fa9Gh
@ HertswoodUK - Nov 28, 2022
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Well done to Mr Roberts' group for showing the most enthusiasm for Odd Socks Day at . They were rewarded with House Points and chocolates! https://t.co/lmnGRa84tm
@ HertswoodUK - Nov 22, 2022
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Great work by Ella (Year 8), winning 's 'Autumn' photo challenge. 🍂📷 https://t.co/cW7NyBUsCt
@ HertswoodUK - Nov 22, 2022
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Congratulations to Year 7 Music class 7N/Mu1, who on Friday won 's annual 'Cupcake Challenge' set by Head of Performance Studies, Mr Hobbs, to memorise the 'Elements of Music', such as dynamics, harmony and rhythm. 🧁🎵 https://t.co/m5Dmfw3Y9Q
@ HertswoodUK - Nov 21, 2022
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