The Thomas Hardye School A GSG School
- The Thomas Hardye School
- Head: Mr Michael Foley
- T 01305 266064
- F 01305 250510
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- W www.thomas-hardye.net
- A mainstream state school for pupils aged from 13 to 18
- Boarding: No
- Local authority: Dorset
- Pupils: 2,150
- Religion: Non-denominational
- Review: View the Good Schools Guide Review
- Current Ofsted grade: Outstanding on 20th March 2015
- Previous Ofsted grade: Outstanding on 17th October 2007
- Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report
What the Good Schools Guide says..
Despite its size the atmosphere is calm and purposeful, no rushing about or chaotic corridors. ‘It’s quite a grown-up sort of place,’ agreed one of our young guides. ‘We don’t have a lot of rules,’ the head told us. ‘We...
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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards
- Excellent performance by Girls taking Health & Social Care at an English Comprehensive School (Applied GCE AS level Double Award)
- Best performance by Girls taking History at an English Comprehensive School (IBO Standard level component)
- Best performance by Girls taking History at an English Comprehensive School (IBO Higher level component)
- Best performance by Girls taking Home Economics: Food at an English Comprehensive School (GCSE)
- Excellent performance by Boys taking Home Economics: Food at an English Comprehensive School (GCSE)
International Baccalaureate: diploma - the diploma is the familiar A-level equivalent.
What The Good Schools Guide saysDespite its size the atmosphere is calm and purposeful, no rushing about or chaotic corridors. ‘It’s quite a grown-up sort of place,’ agreed one of our young guides. ‘We don’t have a lot of rules,’ the head told us. ‘We give pupils a degree of responsibility and they respond to that...'
Since 2011, Mike Foley BA MEd (50s). Educated at The John Fisher School in Purley, Surrey, then St Mary’s University, Twickenham, where he read history. He originally planned a career in law but decided to do a PGCE first – ‘someone said it would stand me in good stead’ – and found that he loved teaching. More than 30 years on, he still loves it. When we met him he was looking forward to teaching an A level history class on his favourite subject,
Special Education Needs
The school uses the title Education Extra for its special needs provision, believing this does not label the relevant students. The SENCO and Flexible Learning Coordinator (also with SENCO experience) work with two other full-time teachers and a number of teaching assistants. The school has a number of young people with physical disabilities. It also has a learning support teacher and Unit for students with speech and language difficulties. Students are not withdrawn from class unless this is linked to a requirement of a statement. Students work with Teaching Assistants and their peers in the classroom. Our students in Education Extra achieve exceptional results and many of them enter the sixth form. The school became one of only four schools nationally to be designated a Special Needs Specialist School in 2007. This has provided extra resources, expertise and further national profile, 10-09
|Condition||Provision for in school|
|ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder||Y|
|Aspergers Syndrome [archived]|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders||Y|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders [archived]|
|CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia|
|Delicate Medical Problems [archived]|
|English as an additional language (EAL)|
|Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory|
|Has SEN unit or class||Y|
|HI - Hearing Impairment|
|MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty|
|MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment|
|Natspec Specialist Colleges|
|OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability|
|Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty|
|PD - Physical Disability|
|PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty|
|SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health|
|SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication|
|SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty|
|Special facilities for Visually Impaired|
|SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty|
|VI - Visual Impairment|
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Careers intervention used by this School
|Future First||Building an alumni community|