The Astley Cooper School "Aspiration, Determination, Integrity"

Secondary Dacorum Borough



The Astley Cooper School is an 11-18, co-educational, secondary school on the outskirts of Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire. 

For many years, Astley Cooper School was a smaller than average secondary school but its numbers are rising because of its considerably improved academic standards and good reputation.    The school is part of the Government’s Priority School Building Programme.  Work has started at the school on the creation of new buildings and improvements to the school layout including new science laboratories, teaching spaces and a new swimming pool, which forms part of the new sports complex including a multi court gym.

Extra curricular activities on offer to all students at the school include sport, art, music, drama, dance, residential and cultural trips and visits.  In 2019 the school won the Inspiring Hertfordshire Award for Education in Employment.