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The Hemel Hempstead School

Founded in 1931 as a grammar school, The Hemel Hempstead School is an 11-18 mixed comprehensive community school.  Students are drawn from many parts of the town although predominantly the area immediately surrounding the School. The intake is comprehensive in breadth and parents are extremely supportive and keen to see their children do well.  The School is well known for high standards and consistently good examination results; in March 2011 OFSTED described us as a ‘good school where students’ achievement is outstanding’.  An unannounced one day inspection in December 2014 was very positive, finding that the school has taken ‘effective action to maintain the high standards of behaviour and attitudes’, and in the May 2016 OFSTED inspection the school retained its 'Good' rating.  Popular, over-subscribed and sited in pleasant grounds, we have 180 students in each of Years 7 – 11 and a thriving Sixth Form of 230 taking a range of A Level and BTEC qualifications. Our parents are extremely supportive and keen to see their children do well. We are well known for our high academic standards and excellent examination results.

The School has been awarded both Sportsmark and Artsmark Gold awards, reflecting the quality of curriculum provision in these areas, and from September 2002 we gained Specialist Status in the Performing Arts, under the Government’s Specialist Schools Programme. Specialist Status has helped raise standards to record levels.The school seeks to develop students’ academic ability and their character. We have a well-established and highly successful house system as well as a wide range of sporting, artistic, dramatic, musical, expeditionary and academic extra-curricular activities. We revel in our capacity to produce superb quality productions, performances and events to involve and delight all and to produce sports teams which have enjoyed success at district, county and national level.

Contact: Mr P Harty (Headteacher)
Address: Heath Lane, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire HP1 1TX
Tel: 01442 390100
E-mail: admin@hhs.herts.sch.uk
Website: www.hhs.herts.sch.uk