Hawkesdown House A GSG School
- Hawkesdown House
27 Edge Street
- Head: Lisa Quilter (Acting Head)
- T 020 7727 9090
- F 020 7727 9988
- E firstname.lastname@example.org
- W www.hawkesdown.co.uk
- A mainstream independent school for boys aged from 3 to 8
- Boarding: No
- Local authority: Kensington & Chelsea
- Pupils: 140
- Religion: Non-denominational
- Fees: £15,270 - £17,565 pa
- Open days: Tuesdays and Thursdays for individual tours
- Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
- ISI report: View the ISI report
What The Good Schools Guide says..
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......
What the school says...
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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What The Good Schools Guide saysA 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...
Lisa Quilter, deputy for six years, is holding the fort.
There are two main entry points. The first is the nursery (20 places) and the second is reception, which is made up of two classes of 20. There are no open days; instead head gives individual tours with prospective parents lasting about half an hour with a follow-up chat in her office. This is key to see if the aims and ethos of parents are aligned with the school. The boys are asked for an introductory session in the year before they are due. This is purely to see if the boy would...
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|
|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|
|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|