Laureate Academy

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Laureate Academy
Address
Warners End Road

, ,
HP1 3DW

England
Coordinates51°45′27″N 0°29′00″W / 51.75761°N 0.48328°W / 51.75761; -0.48328Coordinates: 51°45′27″N 0°29′00″W / 51.75761°N 0.48328°W / 51.75761; -0.48328
Information
TypeAcademy
MottoLibertas Per Cultum
Established2018
Local authorityHertfordshire
TrustFuture Academies
Department for Education URN146440 Tables
PrincipalMr M. Singh
GenderCoeducational
Age11 to 18
Enrolment695
HousesZeus, Apollo, Hera, Athena
Colour(s)Blue, White, Black
Websitehttps://www.laureate.futureacademies.org/

Laureate Academy is a secondary school in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom. The Principal is Mr M. Singh. The academy was launched in September 2018 on the site of The Cavendish School.[1] Laureate Academy is part of Future Academies, a Multi-Academy Trust.[2]

History[edit]

The previous school was officially opened in 1962[3] as one of the first of the new breed of post-war technical grammar schools. Initially, it was run along very traditional lines by the founding Headmaster, Arthur Hayward.

In 1968 the school pioneered a system of learning away from traditional subject structure: the new intake that year studied 'Inter-disciplinary Enquiry' (IDE) for the first two years in place of English, Geography, History and Science. Mathematics and languages were taught separately. IDE was very quickly seen as a 'conspicuous failure'.[4]

The 1969 intake was the last grammar year, and from 1970 the school became a comprehensive. Arthur Hayward moved to Bodmin School the following year.

Arthur Hayward died in June 2010 and tributes were published in the local newspaper.[5]

Forms[edit]

All Year 7-11 students are divided into 4 Houses, each named after a Greek god/goddess. The Houses are Zeus, Apollo, Hera, and Athena.

Uniform[edit]

Girls: black trousers or skirt; white blouse; blue blazer with a crest; and a striped tie.

Boys: black trousers; white shirt; blue blazer with a crest; and a striped tie.

Alumni[edit]

Cavendish Grammar School[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Laureate Academy". Future Academies. Retrieved 4 January 2019.
  2. ^ www.futureacademies.org/
  3. ^ Hemel Hempstead Gazette Abstract[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ Bull, G.B.G. (1968) 'Inter-Disciplinary Enquiry: A Geography Teacher's Assessment'
  5. ^ Newspaper tributes to Arthur Hayward
  6. ^ Andy Cooper
  7. ^ http://www.hemeltoday.co.uk/sport/football/winks-earns-his-spurs-with-senior-debut-in-europa-league-1-6444792

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