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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!

Community Sites

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Visit https://t.co/mUpY9NF9WA to learn more about Academy's Open Evening, and to book a tour for your family. https://t.co/3gZUDO3NpF
@ HertswoodUK - Sep 16, 2021
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Our enormous thanks to inspiring alum for visiting once again today to talk to our Year 11 and Sixth Form students about her childhood, going to , the , and becoming a lawyer with . https://t.co/NpvYvVqlAa
@ HertswoodUK - Sep 16, 2021
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Banners up for 's Open Evening on Weds 29th September, 6-8pm! Learn more and book a tour for your family with one of our students, at https://t.co/mUpY9NWLla https://t.co/7KZkg0uVD8
@ HertswoodUK - Sep 16, 2021
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At Hertswood Academy Students and staff can rearrange the tables, which have writable LearningSurface® tops, to work independently or in groups. https://t.co/KMwFeSeOnt
@ HertswoodUK - Sep 16, 2021
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Extra curricular clubs and activities are underway at , both before and after school. ⚽️🏀🏉🏐🏸🏓🕺💃📚🎼🇫🇷🇪🇸📸🎨 Find the full list at https://t.co/vNjGr3edaM https://t.co/YIXuSBeBmq
@ HertswoodUK - Sep 15, 2021
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If you've not yet been there, be sure stop by the brand new Academy website! 💻📱😎 https://t.co/mUpY9NWLla https://t.co/rLDijkQ3xY
@ HertswoodUK - Sep 13, 2021
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This week we are proud to have completed our roll-out of student Chromebooks, one-to-one, to every year group! 💻🧑‍🎓 (Also bonus picture with school dog Riley. 🐶😁) https://t.co/6odtZupW9P
@ HertswoodUK - Sep 10, 2021
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's top 5 students achieved an amazing 55 grades 9-7! ➡️Nyle - 12 GCSE 9,9,9,9,9,9,9,9,9,8,8,6 ➡️Zak - 12 GCSE 9,9,9,9,9,9,9,9,9,9,9,7 ➡️George - 12 GCSE 9,9,9,9,9,9,9,9,9,8,8,5 ➡️Luke - 11 GCSE, 1 BTEC 9,9,9,9,9,9,9,L2D*,8,8,8,7 ➡️Iasmina - 11 GCSE 9,9,9,9,9,8,8,7,7,7,6 https://t.co/dwtojqhOMj
@ HertswoodUK - Aug 12, 2021
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Following a week that included our celebration assembly and prom, we are excited to announce 's Year 11 students' hard work over the last 5 years, and their commitment to their education during the pandemic, has resulted in a fantastic set of grades! https://t.co/JODHE0CaN8
@ HertswoodUK - Aug 12, 2021
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"Our students worked incredibly hard to ensure they excelled and this is in no small part due to the huge support of our Sixth Form Team, their subject teachers and their families. We look forward to their future successes!” -Mr Gillett, Headteacher https://t.co/msulhGTenO
@ HertswoodUK - Aug 10, 2021
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Congratulations to 's Year 13 students after a challenging two years through the pandemic. After a great celebration event yesterday 🥳🎉 we are glad that they can end their time at Hertswood with such success! 😃🏆 https://t.co/irHBrRvgjW
@ HertswoodUK - Aug 10, 2021
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Congratulations to 🟢Darwin on winning the House Cup for 2020-21 with a staggering 260,000+ points! 🏆🥇🏆 🟡Nuffield took second place, 🔵Cavendish third, and 🔴Somerville fourth. https://t.co/AoqKVzCytG
@ HertswoodUK - Jul 16, 2021
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Take a look at 's showcase of student art from this year, including , , , , and ! 🎨📸🪵🎼🎭 https://t.co/rSD8eSEcLB
@ HertswoodUK - Jul 16, 2021
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Thanks to everyone who supported Year 7's Race for Life. We smashed our £500 target, having raised £630 so far! https://t.co/0YQ9DMNYcv
@ HertswoodUK - Jul 13, 2021
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Great to see 's former Head Girl Sophie promoting the strengths of the state education system! https://t.co/8EWaLozzJF
@ HertswoodUK - Jun 25, 2021
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was yesterday but the campaign runs all year! Visit https://t.co/ndwcy3ldZQ any time to send a free Thank You e-card to any member of staff at or any UK School. https://t.co/n8cjRTdKJW
@ HertswoodUK - Jun 24, 2021
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Congratulations to the 100 Digital Leaders who were presented badges 🥇 and 100 House Points each today for making the best use of online learning platforms! 💯 https://t.co/BCU1N9V6I4
@ HertswoodUK - Jun 17, 2021
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You can support using easyfundraising -- a free fundraising app and website. 📱💻 Every time you do your online shopping via easyfundraising, retailers give us a small donation at no cost to you! 🎉 Sign up to support us at https://t.co/cFut8ZIvjO https://t.co/MzMEF6fhtX
@ HertswoodUK - May 28, 2021
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If you know a teacher or member of staff who has made a real difference to you, visit https://t.co/ndwcy3CORo today to send them a free Thank You card. You can use our office email address, admin.org, and we'll make sure they get it. https://t.co/QNGfP2CELj
@ HertswoodUK - Feb 26, 2021
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@ HertswoodUK - Feb 01, 2021
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