Who are we?
The Harpenden Secondary Schools Trust (HSST) members are Roundwood Park School, Sir John Lawes School, St George’s School, The University of Hertfordshire and Rothamsted Research.
The trust was originally formed in 2011 by Roundwood Park School and Sir John Lawes Schools in partnership with the University of Hertfordshire and Rothamsted Research. The organisations linked by the Trust work together to share facilities, provide additional opportunities for students, combine their expertise and consult each other about how best to keep improving. In 2013 St George’s School joined the Trust so that all three outstanding Harpenden secondary schools are now represented within the organisation, ensuring it has the widest possible impact for Harpenden students.
“Being involved in the establishment of a fourth secondary school in Harpenden is both exciting and humbling. Education is the most valuable investment that we make in our children and indeed our future. Working in partnership with Sir John Lawes, Roundwood Park School , the University of Hertfordshire and Rothamstead Research, St Georges School is making a tangible and lasting contribution to a new project that will have a significantly positive impact on our local community and the families living in it. This is a once in a generation opportunity that St Georges School is delighted to be part of and we believe that this will result in each school benefiting from greater collaboration leading to great opportunity and choice for students.”
Helen Barton, Headteacher, St George’s School
“Roundwood Park School is delighted to be involved in the development of this new school. We work very closely with our partners in the Trust and this is an exciting new step in our partnership.”
Alan Henshall, Headteacher, Roundwood Park School
“The establishment of a fourth school in the town will be a tremendous benefit to the local community now and for years to come. The involvement of the three outstanding local schools, partnered by Rothamsted Research and the University of Hertfordshire, shows the depth of commitment to making the new school a success and source of pride for Harpenden.”
Claire Robins, Headteacher, Sir John Lawes School
“Having been part of the community in Harpenden for over 170 years and one of largest employers in the locality, Rothamsted Research is pleased and honoured to be part of the planning that will take secondary education in Harpenden into a new and exciting phase.”
Angela Karp, Director for Science Innovation, Engagement and Partnerships, Rothamsted Research