The only real way to get the true feeling of what an education at HawleyHurst is like is to come and visit us.
We hold Open Mornings every Tuesday during term-time which will give you an opportunity to see the school on a normal working day. You can arrive anytime between 9.00am and 11.00am. We are also able to organise visits on other days.
Please request a tour by emailing [email protected], phoning 01276 587190 or filling in the form here.
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What questions to ask on a school open day? …With Answers
- How long is the Headteacher is planning on staying?
Victoria Smit is the Headteacher at HawleyHurst. Vicky owns the school so is in it for the long haul and very much committed to its future. Read more about Vicky Smit here.
- What are the school’s key aims, ethos and vision?
- What are the class sizes or teacher ratios?
In Nursery our ratios are 1:4 for 2 year olds and 1:6 for 3-4 year olds.
The average class size in the Prep and Senior School is 18.
In the Sixth Form, depending on the subject, we have small tutor groups or 1:1.
- How does the school handle bullying and challenging behaviour?
Our Anti-Bullying policy and our Behaviour policy outlines everything that we do to prevent and handle bullying and challenging behaviour including our procedures, strategies, outcomes and the action we take.
The most recent ISI Inspection states ‘any behavioural incidents are dealt with proportionately, and records of sanctions are kept’ and ‘allegations and rumours of bullying are rigorously investigated, and action taken is recorded. Support is given for both victim and perpetrator, and the outcome is monitored.’
- What makes this school different and sets itself apart from others in the area?
We have a flexible creative and academic framework. If there’s something your child loves doing, whether it’s sport, acting or dancing, we’ll support that interest alongside their academic studies.
We are an all-through school from Nursery to Sixth Form. When you visit HawleyHurst you’ll see children of all ages playing together and learning from each other. It’s all part of our whole school philosophy where we encourage friendships across all ages. We achieve this through whole school events, mentoring and participation in House competitions and across school activities.
There is nothing more boring than sitting in a classroom starring at copious notes. Whenever possible teachers are encouraged to make their lessons practical and show the applications in real life of what they are teaching.