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Community Links

Hertswood Academy is committed to the development of the Elstree and Borehamwood community. We have strong links with local primary and secondary schools, support for local community projects and provide top class facilities which are used extensively throughout the year by the local and wider community.

Community Facilities

Our sports facilities include our fantastic 3rd Generation all weather hockey and football pitches.

Our new world-class buildings opened in Autumn 2019. These include a brand new sports centre with an activity studio, squash courts and sports hall. Our new theatre will offer a range of professional visiting drama, music and comedy, complimented by work produced by the community, for the community.

Primary and Secondary School Partnerships

Partnering with local primary schools, the Academy is at the forefront of the drive to improve standards of literacy and numeracy in the local area. Our annual and very successful Community Literacy Project involves 12 local primary schools. As a result, the smooth transition between primary schools and the Academy is a key feature which local parents consider as their child moves from Year 6 to secondary school.

We have a large number of students in our Sixth Form and over 100 university entrants each year including many Russell Group choices.

Community Connections

Our wide-ranging community connections include Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice, Elstree TV and Screen Heritage Group, BECC (Borehamwood and Elstree Children's Centre), Borehamwood Library, Herts Fire & Rescue, The Rotary Club, British Red Cross, Arsenal FC, Well End Scout Activity Centre, Shenley Apple Society, Herts Inclusive Theatre…and many more!

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More from 's exhibition of GCSE and A Level student artwork last week! 🖼🖌🎆💬 "We are very proud of our young artists and everything they have achieved." -Art & Photography Team pic.twitter.com/XkjY3buNt8
@ HertswoodUK - Jun 21, 2024
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Incredible artwork from 's GCSE and A Level Art students on display last week at our Art Exhibition. 🎨📷 🥳 pic.twitter.com/RR9ROL5FUN
@ HertswoodUK - Jun 21, 2024
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@ HertswoodUK - Jun 20, 2024
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Year 9 students had a really useful experience at the Pathfinder Day, taking part in team activities while learning about higher education and the university experience. 🏫 pic.twitter.com/6RkjqvwvyK
@ HertswoodUK - Jun 11, 2024
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🎶🎭🎨 We invite you to an evening of visual and performing arts in the Academy theatre on Tuesday 16th July from 7pm.We will be showcasing the work of students from across the school, to celebrate and enjoy their achievements. pic.twitter.com/yufosyXoSh
@ HertswoodUK - Jun 07, 2024
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⚽📷 More pictures from the recent sports tour to Cologne, Germany. Well done to the students for taking on the challenging training and busy schedule, while representing incredibly well! pic.twitter.com/Bs6ykyUtJc
@ HertswoodUK - Jun 07, 2024
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⚽🛫 students had an amazing time at professional football training on the half-term sports tour in Cologne, Germany!The day was an intense challenge, learning new skills and drills, before spending their last day at the Phantasialand theme park. 🎢 pic.twitter.com/Raz26VMvuT
@ HertswoodUK - Jun 07, 2024
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⚽✈ First pictures from 's Year 8 and 9 Sports Tour in Cologne, Germany, over the half-term, which began with a stadium tour at the , home of Bayer Leverkusen. pic.twitter.com/kre5j3whW3
@ HertswoodUK - Jun 03, 2024
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@ HertswoodUK - May 28, 2024
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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 23, 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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