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Parents want to see a firm hand on the tiller after significant instability - the departure of beloved predecessor Guy Holloway, who co-founded the school in 1993; churn within senior management; and the school’s acquisition by Dukes Education in February 2021. Small groups and informal atmosphere create a calm learning environment. Curriculum USP is bilingual French-English programme that runs from year 1 to year 4. The children move from English to French and back several times a day. HCH attracted headlines a few years ago when sixth form teaching was shifted to start at 1pm, citing...

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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 September 2021, Dr Adrian Rainbow PhD. Studied English literature and philosophy at British Columbia before doing PGCE, MA and PhD at Exeter. Thence to UWC Atlantic College and deputy head of Sevenoaks School. No ordinary CV – spent his 20s and early 30s playing professional American football, first in Montreal and then in Zurich, lecturing at the university alongside it. The signed helmets in his office and firm handshake are the only evidence now of his quarterback past. ‘It’s a young person’s sport, I wasn’t making Ronaldo money – by 37 I was physically broken and it was time to get a proper job’, he chuckles, though judging from his relaxed manner with the pupils and obvious passion for education, we reckon teaching was always his fate. He thanked his parents, both headteachers,...

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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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