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A colourful painting of Hawkesdown is on view in the entrance hall, a reminder of the qualities the school promotes – tradition, charm, community endeavour – and a source of inspiration. One drawback......

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Hawkesdown House was founded a decade ago and has a single nusery class for 16 boys and a double class entry up to and including Year 3. The whole school follows roughly the same timetable; mornings spent on Mathematics, English and handwriting and the afternoons on more informal, creative work covering the humanities, Science, French, art, music and ICT and sport. The boys are kept engaged with very boy specific topics and every opportunity is taken to expend energy both in the classroom, the large hall space and in Holland Park and Kensington Gardens nearby. The philosophy underpinning the school is that teaching and learning are enabled and maximised by being happy, so everyone works incredibly hard to achieve this. ...Read more

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A colourful painting of Hawkesdown is on view in the entrance hall, a reminder of the qualities the school promotes – tradition, charm, community endeavour – and a source of inspiration. One drawback...


Since 2010, Mrs Claire Renton-Bourne MA (known to the parents as Mrs Bourne), a Cambridge classicist and Nottingham theologian (50s). She spent three years at Perrott Hill School in Somerset, tutoring scholars and heading the classics and RS departments. This led to her fascination with theology and a Nottingham RE diploma, which she completed whilst deputy head at Knighton House in Dorset in 2001. Head there from 2004, continuing to teach classics. Her two children attended nearby Bryanston; one is now in PR and the other is training as a mechanical engineer. She is married to a civil servant; they have a bolthole...

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Special Education Needs

How can we help? This is the first question that is addressed at our school. Hawkesdown House prides itself on being as inclusive as possible and welcomes all boys that the staff feel they can help, while remaining a mainstream school. Each boy is regarded on his own merits and the school will do all it can to meet individual needs. In cases where the school does not have the appropriate expertise, the headmistress always suggests a viable alternative and will facilitate an introduction to that school. Hawkesdown House works closely with many outside agencies and therapists are able to work in school with individual boys in several instances. 09-09

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
Not Applicable
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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