Laureate Academy

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Laureate Academy
Warners End Road

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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
MottoLibertas Per Cultum
Local authorityHertfordshire
TrustFuture Academies
Department for Education URN146440 Tables
PrincipalMr M. Singh
Age11 to 18
HousesZeus, Apollo, Hera, Athena
Colour(s)Blue, White, Black

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]


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]


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.


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.


Cavendish Grammar School[edit]


  1. ^ "Laureate Academy". Future Academies. Retrieved 4 January 2019.
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  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
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