About Us

Located in Hemel Hempstead and opened in 1967, John F Kennedy School is one of the largest Catholic Schools in Hertfordshire and is an all ability school with 1100 students aged 11 - 18yrs.

Our Catholic faith and Christian values form the basis of everything that we do. We encourage our students to explore and reaffirm their Christian foundations and their faith commitment. We are happy to offer places to children whose parents share our Christian values. The school is consistently oversubscribed with excellent examination results.

John F Kennedy is a genuinely comprehensive school. We believe that each student brings their own special talent to our community. We value all our students equally and take great care to make sure that every student is happy, secure and successful.

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The quality of teaching and learning, the search for excellence as an integral part of the spiritual quest and the holistic development of our students, remain of paramount importance to me. The energy and commitment of staff at JFK is second to none and the part they play in challenging, channelling and nurturing the enthusiasms of the students cannot be underestimated and I thank them for that. This is what allows us to remain as one of the very best Catholic Schools. I have every confidence that this momentum will be continued by the outstanding new staff we have recruited and the internal appointments we have made. Our success is down to team work at all levels.

Prospectus -
Downloadable in PDF format here

Further information for parents new to the school
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Statutory Documents
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School Statistics
View the statisitics for the last full academic year - Read more

St Marks Church
The parish church of St Marks is located on our school site - Read more

How to join
The current application process for a place at JFK - Read more

Life in the 6th Form
We have produced a guide to life in our 6th form - Read more


Hollybush Lane . Hemel Hempstead . Herts . HP1 2PH . Tel 01442 266150 . Email: admin@jfk.herts.sch.uk