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The study and celebration of languages and the arts are integral to HCH, which is a UNESCO associate school and the only school in the UK to be granted ‘Institut Francais’ status by the French government for its commitment to French language and culture. Talents are recognised and promoted and the school is sufficiently small to be flexible, a great plus if your child carries out arduous sports or music practice or has to attend rehearsals outside school. The irregularity of the classrooms, along with the abundance of comfortable sofas and country house items of furniture, may seem quirky to…

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What the school says...

Current Year 10 and Year 11 students are working towards GCSE. School minibus available with pick up points from central London, ie Kings Road, Chelsea, Queensgate, Hammersmith, Kew, Richmond.

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Since 2001, Guy Holloway MA (Cantab) NPQH, known as ‘Guy’ to all. With his own Russian/German background, he is passionate about the importance of languages, both ancient and modern. He studied at King's College School, Wimbledon, before reading English at Peterhouse, Cambridge. He spent many years in Paris, first at the international PR firm, Burson-Marsteller, and then at the École Active Bilingue, where he was head of English in the section Britannique. For several years he was a volunteer with Save the Children UK, working with disadvantaged children. He is now patron of the children’s charity Their Future Today, which supports abandoned and institutionalised children in Sri Lanka.

Part of the 1993 founding team which opened the Harrodian School, where he was director of studies, he is a co-founder of...

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Please note: Independent schools frequently offer IGCSEs or other qualifications alongside or as an alternative to GCSE. The DfE does not record performance data for these exams so independent school GCSE data is frequently misleading; parents should check the results with the schools.

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Special Education Needs

Two new qualified Learning Support specialists have joined the staff this term. 10-09

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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