Welcome to Hardwick House School. We hope that you find this website useful and that you get an insight into life at our school. Hardwick House School is a specialist independent provision that opened in 2014 to meet the needs of children and young people with a diagnosis and Education Health Care Plan for Autism Spectrum Disorders or related conditions within the triad of impairment.
At Hardwick House School, we believe that a happy child is a child who will enjoy learning in a positive, inclusive and fun environment. For many of our children, life before Hardwick House has been difficult and many have been disengaged from education for sometime. Our aim is to ensure that each and every child will fulfil their potential, overcome the barriers of their autism and is ready for the next stage in their education.
The curriculum at Hardwick House School is rich and inspiring; we offer a broad range of experiences and opportunities that help prepare our young people for adulthood. The core subjects of Maths, English, Science, P.E. and PSHCE are taught discreetly, along with other qualification subjects at Key Stage 4. In our primary and Key Stage 3 groups, the foundation subjects are taught through a topic based approach. This includes our Key Stage 3 learners working towards qualifications in the Wider Key Skills, as well as timetabled lessons for Life Skills and Social Communication.
The wellbeing of our learners is at the heart of everything we do; we aim to educate the whole child in order to enable them to be the best that they can be.
I am proud to say that the Hardwick House School community is a fantastically happy one. However, please don't just take my word; come and have a look for yourselves! The staff and learners would be delighted to show you around and answer any questions that you may have, and we are confident that you and your child will both feel relaxed and at home here.
With warmest regards,
Sarah Unwin - Headteacher