Roundwood Park School

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Roundwood Park School
Established1956 (1956)
TypeAcademy
HeadmasterMr Alan Henshall
LocationRoundwood Park
Harpenden
Hertfordshire
AL5 3AE
England Coordinates: 51°49′12″N 0°22′22″W / 51.82002°N 0.37270°W / 51.82002; -0.37270
DfE number919/4070
DfE URN136973 Tables
OfstedReports Pre-academy reports
Staff150
Students1200
GenderMixed
Ages11–18
HousesCadbury, Frank, Grey-Thompson, Mandela, Owens, Scott, Wilberforce
ColoursRed and Black
PublicationRoundwood Round-Up
Websitewww.roundwoodpark.co.uk
 
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Roundwood Park School
Established1956 (1956)
TypeAcademy
HeadmasterMr Alan Henshall
LocationRoundwood Park
Harpenden
Hertfordshire
AL5 3AE
England Coordinates: 51°49′12″N 0°22′22″W / 51.82002°N 0.37270°W / 51.82002; -0.37270
DfE number919/4070
DfE URN136973 Tables
OfstedReports Pre-academy reports
Staff150
Students1200
GenderMixed
Ages11–18
HousesCadbury, Frank, Grey-Thompson, Mandela, Owens, Scott, Wilberforce
ColoursRed and Black
PublicationRoundwood Round-Up
Websitewww.roundwoodpark.co.uk

Roundwood Park School is a mixed, 11-18 secondary school with academy status situated in Harpenden, Hertfordshire, UK. Opened in 1956, it currently has around 1200 pupils, most of whom live in the local area, and surrounding villages (e.g. Markyate, Southdown, Whitwell, Kimpton, Flamstead, Redbourn, Breachwood Green and Wheathampstead.) The school has specialisms in mathematics, computing and languages, and is a designated RM Pioneer School. At the beginning of 2011, Roundwood (along with Sir John Lawes School, the University of Hertfordshire, Rothamsted Research and Precedence Technologies) formed a charitable trust.

Academics[edit source | edit]

It runs a full curriculum, including all standard subjects as well as vocational subjects for Sixth Form students. The current headteacher is Mr Alan Henshall. He was preceded by Nicholas Daymond.

Alan Henshall is assisted by a senior leadership team, including Deputy Headteachers Glen Pettengell and Matthew Warren.

Facilities[edit source | edit]

The construction of a new modern 'Maths and Music' block was finished in October 2008, which was opened by Johnny Ball. The main school reception has moved to where the music department was, with the old reception transformed into a new 'pastoral area'.

The school has recently opened the multi million pound Sports Centre, officially opened on 7 September 2011 by Michael Atherton MBE. The Sports Centre is also used for children's parties and sports clubs for the elderly and middle-aged outside school hours.

Houses[edit source | edit]

At the beginning of the 2011 academic year, the school introduced a house system as an olympic legacy. The houses were originally named after colours, but in June 2012 the current house names were unveiled. The houses also represent 2 charities, a national charity and a local charity. Each house has a charity day where money is raised for these two charities.

ASPIRE[edit source | edit]

In September 2012, the school unveiled Learning for LIFE, also known as ASPIRE. The aim of ASPIRE is to develop the learning habits which will last students for a lifetime in a constantly changing world.

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