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Welcome to The Harefield Academy Website

The Harefield Academy is an incredibly exciting place to learn!

With outstanding sporting facilities , rarely found in state schools, students have unparalleled opportunities to achieve sporting excellence whilst receiving a rounded and broad education.   

We are very proud of our many success stories, both in terms of academic excellence and sporting achievement.

You will see through our vision and aims that we are relentlessly ambitious for our students, demanding that staff and students align to the highest level of expectation and aspiration; and that we provide the right learning conditions through which such goals can be achieved.

As a small school, the level of pastoral support we are able to offer students is quite unique with students routinely reporting that they feel safe and happy and that staff know them well.

The unique environment and opportunities offered within The Academy, are the perfect platform upon which to build success.  

Our sports partnerships include Watford Football Club, the Harefield Gymnastics Academy, Greenhouse, the Youth Sport Trust and numerous others.  Through these links, as well as our bespoke post 16 football development programme,  we are able to deepen access to sport for all students and to support the ambitions of those aspiring to a more elite standard of competition.

We welcome visits from prospective students and staff.  Following our most recent Open Evening, the vast majority of visitors responded to our survey indicating an increased likelihood of sending their child to The Harefield Academy having met our students and learned more about us.  We are always most welcoming of bespoke visits if you would like to come and see what we have on offer.  In the meantime, we hope that you enjoy exploring our website.

Ofsted October 2016:  “The Headteacher and senior leaders are relentless in their resolve to improve the school and are passionate about ensuring that pupils are given the best chance in life...the school’s culture has been improved significantly...A strong sense of optimism pervades the school. There is a purposeful climate across the school. “


HMI May 2017:  “Improvements are tangible, and the school has been transformed.”

Tash Moriarty, Headteacher