Information for Ofsted
Please contact the school reception on 01509 218203 or if you have any questions about the school, the information on this page or would like copies of any of the school polices. Our postal address is 190 Forest Road, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 3HU.
· Please click here for our Admissions Policy
· We currently have 33 learners
· We are an independent non-maintained special school
· All admissions are done in consultation with the local authority in which the child resides.
As an Independent Special School we are regularly inspected by Oftsed. Our last inspection, which was under the new framework, was in December 2019, and the school was found to be Good. Please click here for the inspection report.
The school’s well-organised curriculum is broad and balanced and meets regulatory requirements. The range of subjects offered is relevant to the needs of all learners and ensures that they are well motivated to learn. There is a strong emphasis on developing learners’ communication, reading, writing and mathematical skills. In addition, all learners follow programmes in science, technology, art and design, physical education at the local leisure centre, and a programme of personal, social and health education and citizenship.
Recent Academic Results
In August 2019, we were delighted to be able to share GCSE examination results with our older learners. They worked incredibly hard and overcame many personal barriers, achieving some of the best results seen at Hardwick House School! All learners sat GCSE and GCSE equivalent qualifications, with 100% gaining a minimum of 8 qualifications. 60% of learners attained grade 5 or above in both English and maths. Please note that this is significantly higher than the 2018 national rate for grade 5 or above in both English and maths (43%).
Our School Curriculum
· Post 16 information can be found here.
We have a range of qualifications available to students built around the individuals needs and abilities. These include:
· NCFE VCerts
· AQA Level 1 and 2 Certificates
· Functional English / Maths level 1 and 2
· Entry Level Certificates
· Wider Key Skills
· School's Behaviour Policy
· Physical intervention
· Discipline & Exclusion Policy
· School Complaints Procedure
Special Needs Education
Students at Hardwick House School have a EHCP detailing their individual learning requirements. Individual programmes incorporating education, speech / language therapy and counselling ensure their needs are met
For a copy of Accessibility Policy, please contact the school office on 01509 218 203.
Charging and Remissions
As a non-maintained school, it is not a requirement for us to have a charging and remissions policy.
School ethos and values
Our ethos supports effective learning, builds confidence and self-esteem. It reinforces our belief that Hardwick House is more than a school, it is a support network for young people and their families which focuses on raising aspirations and developing prospects for the future.
Hardwick House School has four core aims:
· To develop a young person’s ability to foster positive relationships.
· To develop a young person’s independent life and living skills.
· To develop a young person’s ability to lead healthy and fulfilling lives.
· To develop a young person’s employment prospects.
To achieve the school's aims, the curriculum at Hardwick House School is person centred. It is designed in partnership with the young person and their families in order to identify and address barriers which prevent them from leading full and active lives. Using 'one page profiles', Personalised Pathways are developed that focus on the holistic development of the young person, helping to support them.