Welcome to the Academy
The Adeyfield Academy is a fully inclusive 11-18 mixed academy, set in the heart of the Adeyfield community in Hemel Hempstead.
We are a proud member of the ATLAS Multi Academy Trust, serving students across three schools in Hertfordshire including St Albans Girls' School and Beech Hyde Primary School. This exciting partnership has helped foster a learning environment which is focussed on our shared goals of Learning Without Limits. Collectively we are committed to the highest standards of teaching and learning achieved through challenge and support, encouragement and praise. We continuously invest in professional development learning opportunities for all staff to ensure that every student is taught by a passionate and knowledgeable subject expert.
As well as working closely with ATLAS Multi Academy Trust, we also work closely with local families and businesses to serve the community of Adeyfield and Hemel Hempstead by providing an academic, focussed, well-rounded education, whilst supporting our students to ensure that all can and do flourish.
The popularity of our school is evident by our growing numbers in Year 7 and 8, alongside the rich curriculum that we have tailored to the needs of our young people. Academic progress is at the heart of our work. our students thrive on our exciting knowledge-rich and broad, balanced curriculum that will engage and challenge all students, no matter what their starting point. We endeavour to meet the needs of every child and eradicate barriers to their learning to be the best version of themselves.
We begin the day with morning line up, where uniform and equipment checks take place to ensure there is no loss of learning time in the classroom and high expectation are set from the start of the school day. We deliver personal development profiles each day during tutor time to develop their confidence and resilience. This includes a wider range of interesting and stimulating opportunities such as extensive student leadership roles, Duke of Edinburgh Award and a variety of extra-curricular activities.
We offer a vast range of extra-curricular activities including boxing, cheerleading and cookery club. Students can also participate in creative arts, through singing, music lessons and art club. These activities take place throughout the school day as well as after school to ensure everyone can participate. Moreover, we offer a vast array of educational visits for students to participate in so that friendships and the sense of our school community are deepened.
Our school values underpin all that we do and this approach led to us receiving the School of Character Kitemark, recognising our commitment to developing the whole child; offering an environment where children feel safe and can flourish, regardless of ability. We aim for our students to be courageous, dignified, respectful, compassionate and ambitious. We want them to have good manners, show humility and empathy in their interactions in school and beyond the school gates as well as respect everybody’s unique contributions.
"Relationships in the school are thriving and it is clear that the school’s established and widely understood values are providing a solid platform for building future success"
We have established a culture of high aspirations and expectations and we hope the Adeyfield Five Star Student develops a keen sense of their responsibility in shaping a better future for themselves and their community. We know that by having high expectations of students there is no limit to what they can achieve. In entrusting the care and education of your child to us, you will be giving them the opportunity to make their own unique contribution to the school and in turn, to draw on all that we offer to make them ready for their journey through life.
We have developed an environment which enables student to focus on learning through our culture and facilities. We have heavily invested in new science laboratories, internal doors, 3G sporting facilities as well as our new Jubilee Building opened in 2023 with classrooms equipped with everything
needed for learning to come alive in a modern learning environment.
We place strong importance on our Home School Agreement to ensure that students are recognised for their achievements at home as well as at school. This ensures regular, consistent and specific praise. We show them that they can achieve and instil a sense of responsibility for themselves and others. We value regular contact with parents/carers at all times to support students learning and provide the best pastoral care.
We are incredibly proud of our school and I hope the information on our website gives you some indication of the reasons why. If you require any further information, or if you would like a personal interview and/or a visit to the Academy during a normal working day, we would be more than happy to organise this. Please contact our reception on 01442 406020.
Miss Dawn Mason, Principal
Our Head Students and Deputy Head Students
Ellie B - Head Student
Hello, my name is Ellie and I am one of the head students at The Adeyfield Academy. Since I was young, I had always been told I was a natural leader with a kind heart. Through my experience within the performing arts, I have learnt how to work with people of all ages as well as how to be confident enough to speak out. My main aim is to be someone younger people in the school can go to, I want to be that friendly face for anyone struggling. Overall I am honoured to be head student and hope to make a positive change in someone’s life. Thank you all.
Sullivan M - Head Student
Hello there, my name is Sullivan and I am one of the head students here at The Adeyfield Academy. I am proud of my role at this school because it allows me to help support the school in various ways. Due to my sporting background in athletics, I have learnt various skills in which will benefit me in this role and I hope to pass them down to students across the key stages. My goal here is to help students realise their potential and help support them in ways that do not always have to be to do with their academics.