Message from the Principal


The Bushey Academy is a high-achieving, local school for local children. We moved into our double award winning £30 million building in January 2013, enjoy a positive reptation in the local area and benefit from strong parental support.

Examination results have risen every year for the last five years, as has demand for places to study here. Over 700 people applied for a place in the September 2015 cohort, leaving the academy heavily oversubscribed and with a long waiting list.

The Bushey Academy is a learning-focused community where happiness is derived from achievement and positive self-esteem. A place where individuals develop the confidence in themselves and the understanding of others around them to be active contributors to society. The innovative and individually targeted curriculum allows all students to succeed in their own areas of strength; the academy houses give everyone the chance to shine outside the classroom; and in all areas individual enterprise and endeavour are both expected and rewarded, ensuring that students and staff at the academy are‘proud to belong’. 

Students and staff bring life to the school vision statement through their approach to learning, both in and out of the classroom.

In December 2013 Ofsted judged The Bushey Academy to be ‘Good’ in every category. Inspectors were especially complimentary about the academic progress and good behaviour of students, the high quality of teaching, the strengths of the sixth form and the ambitious and effective leadership of the school. They also commented on how other schools highly rated the support they had been given by the academy.  Our results made us the third highest performing school in Hertfordshire, in the top 200 schools nationally based on key progress measures and the Education Business Awards recognised us as an ‘Outstanding Academy’ .

In 2014, our achievement was recognised with the SSAT (Schools, Students and Teachers Network) Education Outcome Award for being in the top 20% of schools nationally for progress made by students between their Key Stage 2 results at primary school and their Key Stage 4 results.  In addition, 100% of our Sixth Formers opting for University secured a place in a University of their choice, with over 25% of Year 13 students securing a place at a Russell Group University.

2015 was another strong year for the academy, (a full breakdown of results can be found under Performance Results) and it built on solid foundations of success.  For the third consecutive year, The Bushey Academy were once again recognised with the SSAT (Schools, Students and Teachers Network) Education Outcome Award for being in the top 20% of schools nationally for progress made by students between Key Stage 2 and Key Stage 4.

As well as this most recent accolade, The Bushey Academy has twice been chosen as a case study of good practice by the Department for Education and once by the Office of The Schools Commissioner.

A great deal of hard work went into making the school the success story that it now is, and the dedication and commitment of all the staff, the positive attitudes, self-belief and high expectations of students, the support of parents and the work of the governing body all combine to make a highly effective and sought after school. Even from this position of strength, we continue to strive for ever higher standards of excellence.

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Andrew Hemmings

Principal