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May not be super-selective, but is a school where achievement matters very much indeed. ‘Had perception of the school as non academic but that was completely wrong,’ said parent. It’s all about participation. School may never run to an orchestra or lay on 25 plays a year, but everyone who wants to can be involved – far better than numerous plays restricted to a select few, says the head. In plenty of schools, happiness is on the elusive side. Here, it’s taken for granted. Boys, even some natural slug-a-beds, spring out of bed at...

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Halliford School is celebrating another year of excellent academic results with 100% of all GCSE students achieving at least 5 A*-C grades including Maths and English. There is a similar success story with A Level results. But Halliford is not only about academic achievement. The school prides itself on its nurturing environment, where the 420 students are encouraged to maximise their academic potential whilst experiencing opportunities to develop skills beyond the classroom - in sports, music, art, and drama as well as a range of extra-curricular activities and trips.

As well as its light and airy classrooms, IT suites and laboratories, Halliford has a theatre, library and a spacious sports hall. There are also on-site sports fields with additional facilities within walking distance. The new music, art and Sixth Form Centre offers state of the art facilities.

Halliford is proud of its caring ethos where small classes enable staff to get to know all of their pupils personally, meeting their individual educational needs, whether that involves challenging more academically able students, or providing extra support for those that need it.

Emerging from this vibrant community the Halliford student goes out into the adult world equipped with self-confidence and a sense of purpose, an excellent education, awareness of the needs of others and often, examination results far beyond his or her expectations.

Come and visit Halliford - you will see why we are so proud of our students and our school environment.
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Since September 2017, James Davies BMus LGSM FASC ACertCM PGCE. Degree in music from Sheffield and a postgrad from Manchester; first post was assistant director of music at Ashville College, becoming a day housemaster. Director of music, boarding housemaster and later deputy head at Scarborough College, then deputy head at The King's School, Tynemouth, where he found himself in his second term running the school with his fellow deputy head during an interregnum. Then to St Bees in Cumbria, which despite his best efforts closed in 2015. He worked as a consultant and inspector before joining Halliford. Until recently a serving RNLI lifeboat crew member; his father and sisters were Olympians but injury prevented him from following in their footsteps.


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Special Education Needs

Halliford accepts pupils with special needs or disabilities according to the same criteria as other pupils, provided their admission is compatible with provision of efficient education for the children for whom they will be educated and with an efficient use of resources. Although not having a specialist unit or department, Halliford provides support for its wide range of pupils within a main stream setting. In practice this means that they must be capable of following the academic curriculum the school provides. Special assistance, other than that provided by individual classroom teachers, is not available. 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 Y
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
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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