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  • The Harrodian School
    Lonsdale Road
    London
    SW13 9QN
  • Head: Mr James Hooke
  • T 020 8748 6117
  • F 020 8563 7327
  • E [email protected]
  • W www.harrodian.com/
  • The Harrodian School is an English independent day school for boys and girls aged 4 to 18, located in Barnes, south-west London on the former site of the Harrods Sports Club. The school was founded in 1993 and has over 950 pupils.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Richmond-Upon-Thames
  • Pupils: 1,016; sixth formers: 165
  • Religion: Non-denominational
  • Fees: £16,389 - £25,173 pa
  • Open days: See website
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What says..

‘Pastoral care has increased impressively in past few years,’ report parents — and it was good to start with. Clearly having long serving, observant and caring staff working with children from a young age and conferring readily across the school are part of it, but sixth form prefects are brilliantly involved too. Encouraged perhaps by the City backgrounds of the head and head of sixth form David Behan, economics and business are ‘massively popular’ as A levels and degree options (though pupils are asked to…

 

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Headmaster

Since 1999, James Hooke BSc PGCE (geographer). Educated at nearby Hampton Grammar, followed by Leeds university. The son of a French teacher, he always had a thirst for travel and teaching — ‘I was always explaining things to people when I was a scout.’

Began his career in the City but swiftly changed to teaching abroad at St John’s School, Buenos Aires. He joined the Harrodian in only the second year of its existence as a part-time geography teacher ‘and have been expanding my role here ever since’. He’s been many things here (including a parent — his own two children went through the school), from director of sport to deputy head in 1994, working alongside legendary Peter Thomson. As the school has grown he’s put ever more structure in place,...

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Special Education Needs

The Harrodian School has a dedicated Learning Support Department staffed by teachers qualified to assess and support a wide range of specific learning requirements of pupils of all ages. This support is provided mainly through individual teaching outside the classroom, in close liaison with subject teachers. Jan 2010


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