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  • Hardenhuish School
    Hardenhuish Lane
    SN14 6RJ
  • Head: Mrs Lisa Percy
  • T 01249 650693
  • F 01249 445952
  • E [email protected]
  • W
  • A state school for boys and girls aged from 11 to 18.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Wiltshire
  • Pupils: 1,500
  • Religion: None
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness Good 1
      • Outcomes for children and learners Good 2
      • Quality of teaching, learning and assessment Good 2
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Good 2
    • 1 Short inspection 23rd January 2018
    • 2 Full inspection 1st May 2013

    Short inspection reports only give an overall grade; you have to read the report itself to gauge whether the detailed grading from the earlier full inspection still stands.

  • Previous Ofsted grade: Outstanding on 6th February 2008
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What says..

‘The sense of green space at Hardenhuish and the atmosphere when looking around as new parents were the deal clinchers for us and our children....along with the sheep! The school has a rural feel and a sense of space which our children love.’ Three new art classrooms all boast high ceilings and are flooded with light. Displays are changed weekly so everything is current; on our visit we saw paintings of skulls and shells...

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What the school says...

Converted to an academy 2010.

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What The Good Schools Guide says


Since 2015, Lisa Percy. Previously deputy head for seven years, including a one-year handover period. Originally from Bradford on Avon, Lisa studied geography and French at Wolverhampton Polytechnic (now part of Wolverhampton University), followed by a PGCE at Bristol University. Still teaches geography (had just rushed from a lesson on our arrival) to stay ‘grounded and in touch’ with the pupils and teachers. Married with two girls, one still at Hardenhuish, Lisa is friendly and down-to-earth, capable of wearing many hats; she’s a teacher, a mum, and ‘an exceptional leader,’ according to parents. Probably one of the nicest heads we’ve met. One mother told us, ‘Mrs Percy is very approachable and is very well respected by parents and children alike. My son is taught by [her] for geography and this is now his favourite...

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