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The Head’s energy and vision has already worked wonders on this school. A melting pot of culture and diversity and a whole host of activities to keep even the most ardent child interested. However, this school ain’t for the faint hearted...

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We pride ourselves on our reputation as an inclusive high achieving school, where expectation is high and success is natural. Hampstead School's orderly, purposeful and secure community ensures that young people will achieve their personal best. In 2012 we recorded our fourth successive year of best ever increasing results and have been recognised as one of the most improved schools in the country. ...Read more

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Since 2006, Mr Jacques Szemalikowski MA BSc PGCE NPQH CPhys MinstP (50s). This head needs no Red Bull! Positively explodes with energy, a dynamo. Five minutes in his company and you are left exhausted. With four young children of his own, this guy is driven. He is here to make a difference, and in his tenure as headmaster of Hampstead School, he has.

A graduate in astrophysics, and a teacher for 25 years before his first headship at The Warwick School, Redhill, Mr Szemalikowski is somewhat old school in his principles and discipline. A misbehaving student can find themselves holed away for the day in the exclusion zone, ‘our naughty step’ – a small building situated at the back of the playing fields. He makes no apologies for his rigorous approach...

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Special Education Needs

SEN provision is very strong in Hampstead school and the staff strive to include all students regardless of their needs. The school is keen to stress that it is not specialist in any key area but is always willing to acquire the necessary skills in order to support its students. 09-09

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Aspergers 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)
Epilepsy [archived]
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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