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  • Hardenhuish School
    Hardenhuish Lane
    Chippenham
    Wiltshire
    SN14 6RJ
  • Head: Mrs Lisa Percy
  • T 01249 650693
  • F 01249 445952
  • E [email protected]
  • W www.hardenhuish.wilts.sch.uk
  • A state school for boys and girls aged from 11 to 18.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Wiltshire
  • Pupils: 1,563; sixth formers: 313
  • Religion: None
  • Open days: See website
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness Good 1
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Good 2
    • 1 Short inspection 1st November 2023
    • 2 Full inspection 30th April 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.

  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What says..

Consistently good results for a non-selective comprehensive. Tellingly, all parents we spoke to – whether of clever clogs, those for whom learning does not come naturally, and potential coasters – said their offspring were suitably stretched and engaged. ‘It’s the main reason I chose the school – it suits all my three children who all have very different learning needs,’ said one. Must help that students aren’t...

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What the school says...

Converted to an academy 2010.

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What The Good Schools Guide says

Headteacher

Since 2015, Lisa Percy (early 50s). Previously deputy head for seven years, including a one-year handover period. Grew up in Bradford on Avon, studied geography and French at Wolverhampton Polytechnic (now part of Wolverhampton University) and gained her PGCE from University of Bristol. A world away from heads that lord over ‘their’ schools, she speaks only of service and stewardship. ‘The school’s ethos has always been the same and I’m just here to keep it going for future generations.’

So bubbly she’s practically effervescent. Big heart too – one of the warmest, most positive heads we’ve met, though takes no nonsense (she had just sent her leadership team off to do uniform spot checks when we met her – ‘We have, as many schools do, an Air Force One problem,’ she...

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Who came from where

Who goes where

Special Education Needs

Interpreting catchment maps

The maps show in colour where the pupils at a school came from*. Red = most pupils to Blue = fewest.

Where the map is not coloured we have no record in the previous three years of any pupils being admitted from that location based on the options chosen.

For help and explanation of our catchment maps see: Catchment maps explained

Further reading

If there are more applicants to a school than it has places for, who gets in is determined by which applicants best fulfil the admissions criteria.

Admissions criteria are often complicated, and may change from year to year. The best source of information is usually the relevant local authority website, but once you have set your sights on a school it is a good idea to ask them how they see things panning out for the year that you are interested in.

Many schools admit children based on distance from the school or a fixed catchment area. For such schools, the cut-off distance will vary from year to year, especially if the school give priority to siblings, and the pattern will be of a central core with outliers (who will mostly be siblings). Schools that admit on the basis of academic or religious selection will have a much more scattered pattern.

*The coloured areas outlined in black are Census Output Areas. These are made up of a group of neighbouring postcodes, which accounts for their odd shapes. These provide an indication, but not a precise map, of the school’s catchment: always refer to local authority and school websites for precise information.

The 'hotter' the colour the more children have been admitted.

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most years
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