Welcome to the Academy
The Adeyfield Academy is a fully inclusive 11-18 mixed academy, set in the heart of the Adeyfield community of 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.
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. The Adeyfield Academy has a culturally diverse intake, and we pride ourselves on our ability to support, nurture and challenge our students throughout their academic journey with us.
The Adeyfield Academy has a reputation for having excellent pastoral support with a caring and dedicated staff led by Ms Dawn Mason and her Leadership Team. Wherever possible, student groups are kept small to achieve the best outcomes, alongside appropriate support and learning pathways which are developed for the individual needs of each student. For these reasons, and because of our dedicated Special Educational Needs and Disabilities department, families of children with SEND needs are attracted to the school. Visitors to the school often comment on the friendly atmosphere that is promoted between staff and students at The Adeyfield Academy.
"the magic of the school is that you feel a sense of togetherness as you wander around. There is something in the walls here which you can't really explain"
At The Adeyfield Academy all students have equal access to the resources to help them to achieve their full potential and we work closely with parents and carers to achieve this aim. The Adeyfield Academy is a vibrant, inclusive school where students are encouraged to learn and achieve irrespective of gender, ethnicity, class, special educational needs, beliefs or any other personal characteristics.
Communication between home and the school is extremely important to us and we value regular contact with parents and carers at all times. Students are expected to achieve high standards of work and behaviour in a friendly but disciplined learning environment. We aim to provide students with the skills and abilities to help them develop into independent, productive and resourceful young people.
If you require any further information, or if you would like a personal interview and/or a visit to the school during a normal working day, we would be more than happy to organise this. Please contact our reception on 01442 406020.
Ms Dawn Mason, Principal
Our Head Student and Deputy Head Students
Luke - Head Student
"Hi, my name is Luke and I am very grateful to have the opportunity of being The Adeyfield Academy’s next Head Student. The thought of being Head Student has always been a personal ambition of mine and I am very honoured to have been elected.
Being at the school since Year 7 has given me the opportunity to be part of the student voice on multiple occasions and to have had the fantastic experience of showing round parents and their children on open days. By participating in these experiences, I have learnt and developed the skills to become a leader and enable me to take the role as head student.
As Head Student, my main aim is to promote the idea of success and achievement around the school. Success is the key to opening as many pathways as possible after leaving the academy, therefore promoting success within the school community is hugely important. In order to achieve said success, I intend to run an after school program where students can come and study for that extra hour a week. The after school programme will enable students to get the opportunity to work with other year groups and build on already known knowledge and skills to unlock the pathway to unlimited possibilities upon leaving school.
I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to those who have given me the opportunity to take this exciting role as head student. I cannot wait to get started and see everyone back in the school building very soon.
Darcey - Deputy Head Student
"Hi my name is Darcey Buss and I feel privileged to be one of the deputy head students at The Adeyfield Academy. I am really looking forward to taking on the role of representing the school and supporting the head student.
I have been part of the Adeyfield family since Year 7 and my journey has been one that has shaped me into the person I am today and taught me who I am. When I first made the transition from primary school into Adeyfield I was very shy, lacking in confidence, self esteem and self efficacy. I was very intimidated by everyone and was very scared to meet new people and create new friendships. I struggled academically and due to my lack of confidence I never put my hand up to ask for help. This then led to me doubting myself and how intelligent I was.
Over time I have grown in confidence and overcome challenges and barriers that made me a stronger person. It has taught me a lot about myself. My time throughout Adeyfield has also shown me that people can accept me for who I am and that I am very happy being who I am and most importantly, there is nothing wrong with being you!
In my new leadership position, I will try my hardest to support the head student, promote the school and make a long lasting change to The Adeyfield Academy. My vision in my new role is to put 110% into everything I do, support all pupils in their journey at The Adeyfield Academy, including the new year 7s transitioning from primary to secondary school. I hope I can be someone that pupils can trust and confide in and help pupils feel comfortable, confident and supported attending school everyday.
I am very excited to be working with the head student and fellow deputy head student to do the best we can in making The Adeyfield Academy the best it can possibly be because I truly believe that ‘Anything is possible, if you work hard for it’.
Archie - Deputy Head Student
“I am Archie, and I am thrilled to be appointed the deputy head student of The Adeyfield Academy. I feel fortunate that I can play a role in the improvement in the academy in the year ahead of us. I have experienced change throughout the whole time I have been at the academy. The school is only going to keep going in a positive direction and I'm glad I can be a part of that.
I have been a student here since Year 7 and I have massively developed in both my academic ability and in myself. I have always been supported and encouraged to do my best at the academy and due to that I have been given opportunities such as being a deputy head student and having many other experiences which have supported me in being a better person.
As The Adeyfield Academy is a smaller school there is a greater sense of community which is great for all students as you get to build closer relationships with most of the teachers and other students. I think being able to achieve this gives us a greater sense of community and this is vital for students to grow.
In the upcoming year, with the support of all members of the academy, I hope to give back to the school by using all the skills I have attained over the last 6 years and make the school a better place. I want to do this by being the bridge between teachers and students to make sure there is constant, good communication between all students and teachers. I look forward to seeing these improvements and further changes being made in the next academic year.