Hartmore School is a specialist, independent day provision for children aged 7 - 18 years. The majority of our pupil population is made up from children who have a Special Educational Need and Disability (SEND) in the categories of Social, Emotional & Mental Health (SEMH). We are located in a lovely, Grade-two listed school building in the village of Hartpury, near to Gloucester.
Many of our pupils have been significantly educationally disadvantaged. We believe we can and do make a difference to them and their futures. Our experienced staff team have a proven record of helping children reengage with education; fostering renewed self-belief, gaining confidence in their ability to learn, achieving measurable progress and beginning to enjoy all aspects of school life.
We have an independently functioning Primary Block with its own dedicated and experienced teaching team, as well as its own discreet own building, separate playground and facilities for the exclusive use of KS2 children. Pupils are provided with high staff ratios, significant individual support and a particular emphasis on literacy and numeracy, as well social, language, interpersonal and learning skills, with pupils not merely progressing educationally, but also developing their abilities to engage and cooperate with others.
Active Creative Curriculum
Art & Craft
Physical Education including traditional team sports and outdoor, adventure activities
Annual School Camp
Theatre, Museum and other visits to places of educational and/or environmental or historical interest
A network to support our older pupils to successfully manage the transition between school and the world of work, further education and/or training
The main school building provides a range of general classroom and other specialist facilities for pupils at KS3 and KS4. Class sizes are small, with teachers actively supported by qualified and skill classrooms assistants. All pupils are afforded generous individual support to enhance their progress, particularly in the key areas of mathematics, English, IT and science. There is a broad-based curriculum based on the National Curriculum with a range of subjects offered at GCSE, along with other externally accredited examinations.
Arts & Crafts
Private Study Rooms
Individual Laptops for every student
Whilst we do our utmost to ensure that every pupil is given as many opportunities to succeed and reach their potential as we can, academic achievement is not the only way we measure success. There are often other significant areas of progress that can help our children to go on to lead happy and successful lives. Our ‘Character Curriculum’ shapes our approach to everything we do. We believe the development of educational skills must go alongside the development of social, interpersonal and relationship skills; as well as character and values. The effectiveness of this is evidenced by the fact that, despite many of our pupils having significant historical difficulties with education in their past, continue to witness a large proportion of them successfully return to mainstream school or move on to post-16 provision.