The Hemel Hempstead Experience The HHEx

The HHEx allows all of our students to be, not seem to be. Esse Quam Videri.

“The curriculum is everything: the whole experience; what it is to be a part of the community at The Hemel Hempstead School. It is The Hemel Hempstead Experience”.

Please explore this website to find out more about The Hemel Hempstead Experience. We use this site to share and celebrate the wide range of opportunities and activities that are available for our students.

All students are expected to keep an active record of their HHEx participation on This is our custom website that was created by one of our students. We use this to monitor, adapt and improve our Personal Development provision so that all students benefit from the wide range of opportunities and experiences available.

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"Pupils understand and follow leaders’ vision of the ‘Hemel Hempstead experience’, which provides pupils with many opportunities to improve their personal development. Pupils lead in many areas of school life. For instance, pupils manage the library and the basketball team. All pupils are encouraged to take part in activities. For example, the most disadvantaged pupils get golf lessons and go to the opera.

The curriculum is effective in improving pupils’ personal development. Leaders ensure that all pupils are well prepared for their next steps and to be successful in the wider world. During the pandemic, leaders have ensured pupils still get opportunities to widen their experiences. Parents praise the considerable range of opportunities their children receive".

Ofsted, October 2021