Hertswood Academy
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Secondary
Post 16
PUPILS
1252
AGES
11 - 18
GENDER
Mixed
TYPE
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Can I Get My Child Into This School?

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This pupil heat map shows where pupils currently attending the school live.
The concentration of pupils shows likelihood of admission based on distance criteria

Source: All attending pupils National School Census Data 2021, ONS
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This School Guide heat map has been plotted using official pupil data taken from the last School Census collected by the Department for Education. It is a visualisation of where pupils lived at the time of the annual School Census.

Our heat maps use groups of postcodes, not individual postcodes, and have naturally soft edges. All pupils are included in the mapping (i.e. children with siblings already at the school, high priority pupils and selective and/or religious admissions) but we may have removed statistical ‘outliers’ with more remote postcodes that do not reflect majority admissions.

For some schools, the heat map may be a useful indicator of the catchment area but our heat maps are not the same as catchment area maps. Catchment area maps, published by the school or local authority, are based on geographical admissions criteria and show actual cut-off distances and pre-defined catchment areas for a single admission year.

This information is provided as a guide only. The criteria in which schools use to allocate places in the event that they are oversubscribed can and do vary between schools and over time. These criteria can include distance from the school and sometimes specific catchment areas but can also include, amongst others, priority for siblings, children of a particular faith or specific feeder schools. Living in an area where children have previously attended a school does not guarantee admission to the school in future years. Always check with the school’s own admission authority for the current admission arrangements.

3 steps to help parents gather catchment information for a school:

  1. Look at our school catchment area guide for more information on heat maps. They give a useful indicator of the general areas that admit pupils to the school. This visualisation is based on all attending pupils present at the time of the annual School Census.
  2. Use the link to the Local Authority Contact (above) to find catchment area information based on a single admission year. This is very important if you are considering applying to a school.
  3. On each school page, use the link to visit the school website and find information on individual school admissions criteria. Geographical criteria are only applied after pupils have been admitted on higher priority criteria such as Looked After Children, SEN, siblings, etc.

How Does The School Perform?

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NATIONAL AVG. 2.08
Ofsted Inspection
(13/7/21)
Full Report - All Reports
49%
NATIONAL AVG. 60%
5+ GCSEs grade 9-4 (standard pass or above) including English and maths



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Progress Compared With All Other Schools

UNLOCK Well Below Average (About 12% of schools in England) Below Average (About 20% of schools in England) Average (About 37% of schools in England) Above Average (About 17% of schools in England) Well Above Average (About 14% of schools in England) UNLOCK Well Below Average (About 5% of schools in England) Below Average (About 25% of schools in England) Average (About 48% of schools in England) Above Average (About 17% of schools in England) Well Above Average (About 5% of schools in England)

School Results Over Time

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% of pupils who achieved 5+ GCSEs grade 9-4
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% of pupils who achieved GCSE grade 5 or above in both English and maths
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% of pupils who achieved 3 A levels at AAB or higher

These results over time show historic performance for key exam results. We show pre-pandemic results as the fairest indicator of whether performance is up, down or stable

Cowley Hill
Borehamwood
WD6 5LG
02082387200

School Description

Hertswood Academy is a calm and pleasant place for pupils to learn. It is an improving school, but there is still more to do to ensure that all pupils do well. Inspectors found pupils studying hard, whether in lessons or in the many study spaces available for pupils to use throughout the day. Pupils told us that they enjoy going to the school and appreciate the remarkable new buildings. They behave sensibly while moving between lessons and during breaktimes. Sixth-form students told us that they chose Hertswood because staff and pupils care for each other well. Many parents reported to inspectors that staff ‘go the extra mile’ for pupils to ensure that they are happy and safe. Pupils also told us that bullying is uncommon. When it does happen, staff deal with it well so that it doesn’t continue. Staff have also put effective measures in place to make sure they have a peaceful community. For example, pupils said that the complete ban on mobile phones in school is a good thing. It has removed the stress and squabbling that could happen when pupils use social media at school. School leaders and staff have what one parent called ‘great belief’ in their pupils’ abilities to do great things in school and their adult lives. Many pupils told inspectors that staff encourage pupils to aim for extraordinary goals in life. As a result, many pupils take impressive next steps in their education and careers.

Hertswood Academy Parent Reviews



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Strongly Agree 36% Agree 46% Disagree 10% Strongly Disagree 6% Don't Know 2% {"strongly_agree"=>36, "agree"=>46, "disagree"=>10, "strongly_disagree"=>6, "dont_know"=>2} Figures based on 179 responses up to 21-08-2020
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Figures based on 179 responses up to 21-08-2020

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Figures based on 179 responses up to 21-08-2020

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Figures based on 179 responses up to 21-08-2020

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Figures based on 179 responses up to 21-08-2020

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Figures based on 179 responses up to 21-08-2020

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Figures based on 26 responses up to 21-08-2020

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Figures based on 179 responses up to 21-08-2020

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Figures based on 179 responses up to 21-08-2020

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Figures based on 179 responses up to 21-08-2020

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Figures based on 179 responses up to 21-08-2020

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Figures based on 179 responses up to 21-08-2020

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Figures based on 179 responses up to 21-08-2020

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Figures based on 179 responses up to 21-08-2020

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