Meet Our Sixth Form Students
All of our Sixth Form students are encouraged to involve themselves in both The Academy and the local community. We ask all of our Sixth Form students to complete one hour of assistance a week to a member of staff, student or group of students, as part of our Student Support Programme (SSP). They are also asked to volunteer to help with local Academy and community events to develop their leadership skills. All Sixth Formers are encouraged to develop their transferable skills through volunteering. This experience will help to build their CVs and UCAS applications, ready for their life after Sixth Form.
Ryan Godden – Head Boy
I am currently studying A-levels in Maths, Chemistry and Physics. I am hoping to study Physics at university. I have recently been elected Head Boy. I am proud to attend The Harefield Academy as I have been actively encouraged to apply to several schemes including the Cambridge Shadowing scheme where I spent three days discovering what it was like to be a Cambridge student. I have been well supported in my applications to various Work Experience placements and I have been successful in undertaking a 6 week research placement at UCL through the Nuffield programme, where my work is being considered for publication in a scientific journal. None of this would have been possible if it hadn’t been for the support and care of The Academy’s staff.
Daniella Alessi – Head Girl
At the academy I'm currently studying English Literature, Psychology, Sociology and the Extended Project Qualification. When I leave THA I'm want to attend university and study Law. My role within the Executive is Head Girl. I'm so grateful to have studied at The Academy and achieved so much, both in school and in Ice Dance. I would like to say thank you for all the support given to me by the teachers and students.
Harrison Gookey – Deputy Head Boy
I am currently in Year 13 and studying A-levels in Maths, Chemistry, Physics and the Extended Project. I hope to study Physics at university when I leave. I am proud to attend The Harefield Academy as it has some great links with the families of the village.
Karima Ranieri – Deputy Head Girl
I am currently studying four A-levels: English Literature, French, History and the Extended Project. My role within the Executive Team is Deputy Head Girl and I am therefore hoping to implement a variety of positive ideas and changes in the school, as well as highlight academic achievements within the community. I am hoping to study English Literature at university and I am extremely proud to have been part of The Harefield Academy due to the supportive staff, their constant desire for students to exceed their expectations and the overall high level of studies.
Carl Jolly – Senior Executive Leader
I am studying Maths, Chemistry, Physics and the Extended Project. Outside of school I am a keen cyclist and I build my training schedule alongside my busy A-level timetable. I am aiming to go to university, but I’m still deciding on which subject to study as an undergraduate. I am proud to go to The Academy because they are sensitive to the needs of my sport and help me to train as well as study.
Jasmine Loh – Senior Executive Leader
My name is Jasmine Loh and my role is the Senior Executive Leader. I have been at The Harefield Academy since year 7 and I am currently in the Sixth Form. I am studying Biology, Psychology, Media and Photography. When I complete year 13 I want to further my education at university. Having been here since year 7, I have seen the school develop and progress into what it is now; I am honestly proud to say that I am a Harefield Academy student.
Grayce-Paige Pereira – Senior Executive Leader
My name is Grayce-Paige Pereira, I am studying Biology, Psychology, English Literature and Photography. I am a Senior Executive Leader and I hope to study Psychology at university in order to become a Neuropsychologist. I have been at the school since year 7 and have never regretted my choice to study here as I have been given so much help with my studies from the many staff at The Academy.
Emily Hook – Senior Executive Leader
My name is Emily Hook and I am a Student Executive in Year 13. With this role, I am required to help out at events and attend meetings to discuss new ideas for The Academy. I study Maths, Chemistry, Physics and the Extended Project. I hope to study Maths at university next year. I am very proud to attend the Harefield Academy – I have been offered many opportunities, it has built my confidence and I have made new friends.
Orla Reilly – Senior Executive Leader
I am currently studying A-levels in the following subjects: English Literature, Philosophy & Ethics and Health and Social Care. I hope to study English Literature at university when I leave and I want to use my role to work more within the community of the village and with local schools. I am proud to attend THA because of its friendly staff.
Emily Beckett - House/Year Leader
My name is Emily Beckett and I am a Sixth Form student at The Harefield Academy. I study English Literature, Psychology and Sociology for my A-levels. My role in the Student Leadership team is to be a House Leader for Grey - Thompson and the Year 8 students. This role includes mentoring and looking out for the students, as well as helping to promote the Harefield Academy. After I leave The Harefield Academy next year I wish to pursue an apprenticeship in a primary school as a Teaching Assistant. I am proud to go to The Harefield Academy as it has provided me with the skills and guidance I need for my future.
Yad Besarany - House/Year Leader
I am studying A-levels in Maths, Biology and Chemistry. I am currently applying to university for a place on a Chemical Engineering degree. My role in the Student Leadership team is to be a House Leader for Coe and the Year 12 & 13 students. I am proud to go to THA because it has made me the student I am today.
Ella Devereaux – House/Year Leader
I study A-levels in Business Studies, Biology, English Literature and Philosophy & Ethics. I hope to study at university after Year 13. My role in the Student Leadership team is to be a House Leader for Navratilova and the Year 11 students. I am proud to go to THA because I have always been happy here and I have good relationships with the staff and the students.
Lucy Donovan – House/Year Leader
I have studied at THA since Year 7. I am currently studying A-levels in English Literature, Health and Social Care and ICT. I hope to study at university on the completion of my A-levels. I am proud to be a student here as I have always been happy. My role in the Student Leadership team is to be a House Leader for Redgrave and the Year 7 students.
Max Johnson – House/Year Leader
I am currently in Year 13 studying on A-levels in History, Geography and Media. I am currently applying for a place at university to study Business. My role in the Student Leadership team is to be a House Leader for Pele and the Year 9 students. I am proud to study at THA because it is a place that continually strives to be better.
Harrison Townsin - House/Year Leader
I am a Sixth Former in Year 13 at THA. I am currently studying on the BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Sport as part of the Watford FC Development programme and the OCR Cambridge Technical in ICT. My role in the Student Leadership team is to be a House Leader for Lewis and the Year 10 students. I am proud to be a student here because it has always had a friendly atmosphere.
James Chappell - Sports Leader
I first heard of the Academy on a table tennis training camp in Easter 2015. I visited and instantly knew that this was the next step for both my training and education. I moved to the Boarding House in September and then started in The Academy a week later. I currently study the BTEC Extended Diploma in Sport, achieving a Distinction* in my first year. I want to go on to University and study Business Law. My role on the Student Executive is as a Sports Leader. I am extremely proud to have been given the opportunity to study in such a positive environment and with people who are set on helping me achieve my goals.
Joe Doyle - Sports Leader
I have been a student here since Year 7. I am currently a Sixth Former in Year 13 at THA. I am studying on the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport as part of the Watford FC Development programme. My role in the Student Leadership team is as a Sports Leader. I hope to use the role to assist the Sport department to arrange major events this academic year. I am proud to study here as it puts Sport at the heart of Academy life.
James Gurteen – Sports Leader
My name is James Gurteen and I am currently studying the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport, which is equivalent to 3 A-levels. I chose to study Sport because this is the area of expertise I'm looking to go into for my career. I am currently meeting with American universities for football scholarships, as well as also talking to low-level division teams in England, including Conference Premier, League 2 and League 1, possibly aiming for Championship football. I am a proud student of The Harefield Academy as it’s a pleasure to study here; this is due to the very good teaching staff, and the school having a good environment to be in. My role in the Executive Team is to be a 'Sports Leader' involving promoting and leading sports to the younger students of the school.
Zahna Hall – Sports Leader
I study on the BTEC Extended Diploma in Sport. My specialism sport is Table Tennis. I am a Sports Leader. I am proud to have studied at The Harefield Academy because it has given me the opportunity to develop my Table Tennis career & my academic work and I have been able to do this while living in Boarding.
Matteo Intriglia – Sports Leader
I am studying the BTEC Extended Diploma in Sport at The Harefield Academy. I am one of the Sport Leaders and I help organise events for The Academy. Once finishing here I will be going on to study Sport at university, as well as gain my football coaching qualifications. I am proud to have been a student here at The Harefield Academy because I feel it is constantly changing and improves year after year.
Lucas Kingston-Davies – Sports Leader
I am currently a boarder at The Harefield Academy. I have been at this school for roughly a year and half and I’m enjoying every moment of it. I currently study the BTEC Extended Diploma alongside the Extended Project Qualification. The subjects I have chosen are all very much tailored towards my career goal of becoming a PE Teacher. This year I have been elected to become a Sports Leader; I will use this opportunity to promote and develop opportunities for my peers.