• Open Evening and Mornings

    You are invited to our Open Evening and Mornings...read more

  • A Level Results

    Our Sixth Form students celebrated their successful A level results on 16 August 2018...read more

  • GCSE Results

    Students celebrated some excellent GSCE results in what has been called the biggest examination shake-up in a generation...read more

  • ACS Newsletter

    Please take a look at our ACS Summer Newsletter 2018

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I am very pleased to welcome you to The Astley Cooper School, an 11-18 Co-operative Trust school on the outskirts of Hemel Hempstead in Hertfordshire. Our Ofsted inspection recognises that we are a good school where expectations of staff and students are high.  In 2017, our school featured in the Parliamentary Review, an annual publication which highlights best practice in outstanding and improving schools.

We are an inclusive school providing opportunities for students of all abilities. We know all our young people as individuals and firmly believe that a student who feels happy, safe and valued is a student who enjoys learning and achieves their academic potential. Our staff are hardworking, committed professionals who work closely together and have high expectations of the students in our care.

Astley Cooper is a calm, purposeful, friendly community and there is mutual respect between adults and students. I hope that you will come to visit us and see the school at work. You will be made to feel very welcome.

 Edward Gaynor, Headteacher