Roundwood Park School

Secondary St Albans District



Roundwood Park is a forward-looking and ambitious 11-18 co-educational comprehensive school with 1,250 students on roll.  As a school graded Outstanding by OFSTED, we were one of the first schools in the county to convert to Academy Status in 2011.

Roundwood Park is a school with a strong reputation as an innovative and exciting place in which to learn and to teach. We have particular expertise in Languages, Maths and Computing.  We are a place where traditional values of smart appearance, excellent behaviour and acting with integrity mingle with modern learning and high academic standards. 

Our clear definition of the characteristics of the Roundwood Park leaver as a happy young adult who is not only well-qualified, but also a well-rounded individual, means that students leave us with optimism, self-confidence and a desire to change the world for the better. 

The key to our success lies in our ‘Aspire’ programme, which builds on the many years of experience of teaching students from Harpenden and its surrounding villages. ‘Aspire’ develops learning habits which, in addition to knowledge, allow our students to become resilient, resourceful and creative as they develop as learners. They develop these habits not only in their lessons but in the many extra-curricular opportunities, sporting and musical events and on trips and visits within the UK or abroad which we offer.   

We have also cemented our close working relationship with our Outstanding partners at neighbouring Sir John Lawes and St George’s schools by forming a Trust together which incorporates the University of Hertfordshire and Rothamsted Research. The three schools are working together to build the Katherine Warington school in Harpenden which will join our Trust.  We are also proud to be members of the Alban Teaching School Alliance and we work closely with our neighbouring schools in St Albans and Harpenden via the St Albans and Harpenden Secondary School Headteachers group (STASSH).

The students and staff of Roundwood Park always offer a warm welcome to visitors and there is always so much going on. Why not visit us to experience LIFE at Roundwood Park for yourself? We are confident that you will be inspired by what you see. 

Alan Henshall