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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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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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Even more outstanding artwork at by our talented Year 11 GCSE Art students. 🎨🖌️ https://t.co/FfXml7RJjw
@ HertswoodUK - Nov 21, 2022
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More amazing large-scale paintings by Year 11 GCSE Art students on the topic of 'Land, Sea and Sky' at . https://t.co/2Ji8mQMVm6
@ HertswoodUK - Nov 21, 2022
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During we asked students to compose tweets promoting action against racism... "It is important to stand by the black community as we reach the point of ordinary equal rights, one person = closer to equal rights. " -Christabel (Y8) https://t.co/RgK7EWoBJq
@ HertswoodUK - Nov 18, 2022
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More from 's Year 11 Art students as they work on their coursework over two days. The art faculty are incredibly proud of their achievements! 🎨🖌️ https://t.co/HiQgDZDQ5q
@ HertswoodUK - Nov 17, 2022
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's Year 11 Art students continue to demonstrate their skill today, as they produce large scale paintings for the culmination of their 'Land, Sea and Sky' topic. https://t.co/fJtcVBEBdr
@ HertswoodUK - Nov 17, 2022
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's thanks go out to the for our new trees. This morning a group of students planted the first set, coming away from the task appropriately muddy! https://t.co/yZ2LZyCqzF
@ HertswoodUK - Nov 14, 2022
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Well done to students from Army and Air Cadets groups, who did their part to remind our community of the importance of , by coming to school in their Cadets uniforms. All of them will be volunteering time to sell poppies and participate in parades. https://t.co/PA49hKorai
@ HertswoodUK - Nov 11, 2022
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📚 Congratulations to Student Librarian Philip (Year 7) on earning a Headteacher's Award from Mr Gillett for his enthusiasm in supporting our library and the community! https://t.co/EXsT4R2UrS
@ HertswoodUK - Nov 09, 2022
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Very pleased to share that following a pilot programme last year, 's restaurant providers, , are sharing surplus food with the local community through ! So far 33kg of food has been donated, which in October supported eight local families. https://t.co/9DzoRtTd3t
@ HertswoodUK - Nov 09, 2022
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Great job by Year 8 students at , putting together and delivering a presentation for our Headteacher on how they could fundraise for netball dresses for their team! https://t.co/tzUrbLusqH
@ HertswoodUK - Oct 31, 2022
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First footage from students' two-day experience with the London Elstree Aerodrome and . Watch Tanzima and Enea as they take off! 🛫 https://t.co/QP7n38ApnG
@ HertswoodUK - Oct 25, 2022
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Great job by 's Year 7 & 8 Student Librarians on their display. The group have been working this year to support other students in their library lessons, and to ensure a welcoming and calm environment for all. https://t.co/6EDUxcRA8d
@ HertswoodUK - Oct 20, 2022
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Some of 's Year 7 students showing off the new giant 'Big Ideas' artwork around the Academy! https://t.co/UjFe3GITWc
@ HertswoodUK - Oct 18, 2022
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Many thanks the community for their support of our first post-pandemic bake sale. We are incredibly proud to announce that we earned more than £450 for ! Special congratulations to Rosie, Year 7, whose Oreo cake won the award for fastest-selling cake. https://t.co/IaUUGWCjeu
@ HertswoodUK - Oct 13, 2022
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is proud to now be licensed for the Duke of Edinburgh's Award, with the scheme available to Year 10 students as an after-school club from January 2023. https://t.co/eFPhR7w7jl
@ HertswoodUK - Oct 12, 2022
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If you have a child in Year 11, be sure to mark the Sixth Form Open Evening on your calendar! Wednesday 23rd November, 5:30-7:30pm. https://t.co/w5y3gNcRny
@ HertswoodUK - Oct 10, 2022
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