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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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Latest Tweets

Congratulations to Ellie and Tringa, runners up in 's 'Bringing Languages to Life' artwork competition, earning House Points and medals. https://t.co/IHqtgverIY
@ HertswoodUK - Jun 29, 2022
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Congratulations to Ramgopal, winner of 's 'Bringing Languages to Life' artwork competition, earning himself £100 in Amazon gift vouchers! We look forward to seeing his work on display along our languages corridor! 🇫🇷🇪🇸🎨 https://t.co/V9iDYhvvzi
@ HertswoodUK - Jun 29, 2022
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More pictures from 's Year 13 leavers party last week. We’re excited to see what the future holds for them and wish them every success and happiness. More at https://t.co/WHYJr1RRrA https://t.co/lgl4eUv9W6
@ HertswoodUK - Jun 29, 2022
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Congratulations to our Year 13, who marked the end of their time at last week with a day of celebrations. 🎉🎈👗 More at https://t.co/WHYJr1RRrA. https://t.co/2KM1JsPiq6
@ HertswoodUK - Jun 29, 2022
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Well done to 's Year 9 students who took the initiative in delivering an assembly to their year group about Islamophobia, with an interesting and informative presentation on the important topic. We were proud to award them each House Points and an Amazon gift voucher. https://t.co/2tKQutpdJW
@ HertswoodUK - Jun 28, 2022
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Our thanks to for facing up against 's first ever Year 7 team in Mixed Rounders in a friendly yesterday.⚾ With Yavneh taking the early lead, the team fought hard when last to bat, bringing them ahead for an 11-8 win! 🏆 https://t.co/jdShWB53kc
@ HertswoodUK - Jun 17, 2022
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Congratulations Iasmina and Nyle on their appointment as 's Head Students for 2022-23! We look forward to the new academic year with a Sixth Form Senior Team full of ideas and enthusiasm. 💡🙂 https://t.co/q7F2h1LL6w
@ HertswoodUK - Jun 10, 2022
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Congratulations to 's newly appointed Sixth Form Senior Team for 2022-23, after an impressive series of applications and presentations. The team includes our Head Students/Deputies, and our House Captains for 🔵Cavendish, 🟢Darwin, 🟡Nuffield and 🔴Somerville. https://t.co/ANnwTU0Kma
@ HertswoodUK - Jun 10, 2022
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Thanks to manager, Luke Garrard, and first team player, Connor Smith, for visiting assemblies this week to give students an insight into their experiences during their FA Cup run this season, and answer questions. ⚽️ https://t.co/mtQAZA0Ur2
@ HertswoodUK - Jun 09, 2022
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Today we met a proud, pride pup called Riley at while we were out celebrating at a lunchtime pop up! https://t.co/2ChzfXhMAV
@ HertswoodUK - Jun 09, 2022
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Thanks from 's students and staff to Luke Garrard and Connor Smith for visiting for assemblies this week and answering students' questions!
@ HertswoodUK - Jun 09, 2022
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In partnership with , our outstanding food providers, we are delighted to announce the provision of a free breakfast for students from families in need of assistance, starting in September 2022. Read more at https://t.co/hNgGSlVAkX https://t.co/uDXMebkuox
@ HertswoodUK - Jun 08, 2022
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Part of the long timeline on display around 's humanities open learning space, covering important events in the history curriculum. ⏳🛩️🪖🧑‍🚀🌍 https://t.co/rY5DnJ8YWl
@ HertswoodUK - Jun 07, 2022
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Some of the large artwork now up in 's open learning space, covering stage types, theatre practitioners, and key moments in drama history. 🎭🎥🖼️ https://t.co/U6BT7t5BZF
@ HertswoodUK - Jun 07, 2022
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Our new, enormous, visual timeline of musical periods from Medieval to Contemporary, on display in 's music corridor. 🎼🎵🎶🖼️ https://t.co/pq5hJAN5pm
@ HertswoodUK - Jun 07, 2022
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Congratulations to 's Lacey-Ann (Year 8) who was selected as a runner-up in the 'The Gift of Kindness' poetry competition, to raise awareness of mental health. Learn more and read her poem in full at https://t.co/oEtk0VuLum https://t.co/D0NQ1vVVtp
@ HertswoodUK - May 27, 2022
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Winners of 's latest Challenge, with the theme of 'Architecture'. Congratulations to Nicole (Y7), Ethan (Y8), Ollie (Y9) and Paul (Y10)! 📷🏆🏛️🏠 https://t.co/ZZDUAxMEP2
@ HertswoodUK - May 27, 2022
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is incredibly proud of Sophie and her continued hard work and success! https://t.co/E3awJooFuz
@ HertswoodUK - May 26, 2022
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Last term, a group of Sixth Form students were lucky enough to jet off to and explore the beauty of Italy. 🇮🇹 "We had an unforgettable time filled with laughter, memories and endless amounts of pizza, that we won't be forgetting anytime soon!" https://t.co/l4IgULPxIu
@ HertswoodUK - May 23, 2022
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Congratulations to alum, Stavroula Piliou, on completing her BSc in Pharmacology and Molecular Genetics at , and moving on to her Masters at ! https://t.co/b763pwXiyR
@ HertswoodUK - May 23, 2022
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