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Highlights from Roman Fields Ofsted report


  • ‘The Headteacher provides exceptional leadership. His clear vision, motivation and high expectations have ensured this outstanding school is continuously improving.’
  • ‘The management committee is highly effective. Members know the school extremely well and they have an excellent range of skills and experience to hold leaders to account’
  • ‘Leaders demonstrate strong knowledge and expertise in supporting pupils with ASD and mental health needs. Outcomes are outstanding’
  • ‘The curriculum is skilfully designed to focus on pupils’ individual needs and stages of development. Stimulating themes capture pupils’ interests and ensure they make outstanding progress across all subjects.'
  • ‘Teaching is outstanding’
  • ‘Pupils’ personal development and welfare are outstanding and at the heart of the school's beliefs and values. Pupils specific needs and difficulties are addressed through personalised plans. As a result their outcomes are outstanding’
  • ‘the quality of care provided to pupils is exemplary’
  • ‘Parents are overwhelmingly positive about the school. They value the effectiveness of the support from adults and the difference it makes to the lives of their children’
  • ‘The headteacher has created a culture of excellence’
  • ‘Staff demonstrate the highest levels of care and commitment to pupils. They expertly manage each pupils needs and share unreservedly in the headteacher’s aspirations’
  • ‘Staff morale is high. Staff speak highly of school leaders and the high quality training they receive.’


We also invite you to read Roman Fields Latest Ofsted Report in full.



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"My interviews with the teachers have demonstrated their compassion, understanding and high aspirations for the young people in your provision. I was really touched by some of the pupils' and parents' responses to the support they receive at Roman Fields." - Academic Researcher


"I feel that Roman Fields have been able to engage with youngsters who could have been at high risk of self-harm or even suicide, and that their confidence in them has helped the young people to succeed and recover from their mental health difficulties." - Mental Health Professional


"Every student is known in depth by teaching and non-teaching staff. Developing strong relationships between staff and students is key. There is a clear moral purpose at the school and high levels of trust between staff and students" - The Virtual School


"Your enthusiasm and passion shone through and I left feeling hugely empowered about the difference that the right provision can make to young people with autism and other complex needs, as well as those who come from a difficult or disjointed educational background and have been out of education for a significant period of time" - Visiting Educational Psychologist

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James Marks Academy Trust

Roman Fields, 11 Box Lane,

Hemel Hempstead,

Herts, HP3 0DF


01442 256915


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