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Roman Fields Academy

Roman Fields Academy is a county wide provision, in beautiful surroundings on the outskirts of Hemel Hempstead. In 2018, Roman Fields was nominated for, and subsequently won, the National Autistic Society's most prestigious award for the education sector; their 2018 Excellence award. In early 2019, we received our Ofsted report in which we were graded "Outstanding" in all areas.

In 2020, we received confirmation from the DfE that our bid to run a free school for pupils with complex needs, in Welwyn, had been successful. In April 2021, we 'academised' and the new James Marks Academy Trust was formed. The Roman Fields Academy will be joined by the new purpose built James Marks Academy in September, 2023.

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Aspirational for those with SEND

“Enabling each pupil to believe in and value them self, to have aspirations and to be the best they can be. To unlock a positive future for each pupil through working collaboratively with them, their families, outside agencies and the wider community”.

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Learn about our pupils journey below.

  • Experience a very different and supportive educational setting and ethos.
  • Identify a passion or interest that I can enjoy away from my family home.
  • Share and show what I am able to do with others.
  • Overcoming barriers to learning.
  • Bridging the gaps in my knowledge.
  • Developing social skills, reducing anxieties and developing confidence.
  • Moving forward with help and support.
  • Developing my independence.
  • Challenging myself.
  • Gain qualifications and accreditations.
  • Celebrate my achievements and successes.
  • Begin to voice and focus on what I would like to do next.
  • Being supported to progress and move onto my next setting.
  • Recognising and identifying the progress that I have made since being here.
  • Reflecting on my personal growth and how I have changed.


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Roman Fields Academy,

11 Box Lane, Hemel

Hempstead, HP3 0DF




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Section 10 Consultation James Marks Academy

As part of the process of opening a Free School, the Department for Education require a consultation* under Section 10 of the Academies Act 2010. This enables staff and governors from our own, and local schools, parents/carers, councillors, community groups and any other interested parties to share their view.

The consultation period for The James Marks Academy will run from Friday 18th November 2022 to Friday 13th January 2023. The usual six-week consultation period, has been extended by two weeks to take account of the break for Christmas festivities.

Please select 'News and Events' on the headline bar of our website, scroll down to news and S10 consultation, this will enable you to read more. Within this short statement is a direct link to the survey questionnaire.