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Hardenhuish School is a popular, high performing secondary school.  We benefit from extensive beautiful grounds with excellent facilities, centred around the original Georgian manor house, on the site of the former Chippenham Grammar School.  Our team of staff are highly qualified specialists.  We believe that the three-way partnership of pupil, school and parents is vital to enable all children to thrive.  Their success needs your support and our school is committed to working with you to provide that.

We are fully dedicated to maintaining our strong ethos and high standards, whilst offering experiences relevant to the 21st century, including the use of modern technologies.

Pupils at Hardenhuish are “inspired to learn” and “supported to succeed”. As well as a broad and balanced academic curriculum, designed to provide the qualifications needed for further and higher education and skills required to succeed in working life, Hardenhuish offers a wide range of extra-curricular opportunities.  These provide diversity in school life, enabling pupils to thrive and blossom into well rounded young adults who will contribute positively to society.

Hardenhuish is a wonderful place to work and learn.


Our Vision & Values

Our mission is that all members of our community are inspired to learn and supported to succeed. We look to the future and are committed to enabling positive academic, social and emotional outcomes for our young people.

Our vision is to achieve this is by building on our five core principles:

Pupil Progress – our ambition is that all pupils will make excellent progress year on year with increasing numbers exceeding their targets.

Teaching and Learning – progress will be made by continuously developing our staff who will inspire learning for all pupils.

Leadership – all leaders in the school and governors working together to ensure the continued improvement of our school.

Wellbeing – is at the heart of everything we do and every decision we make. We will not compromise on the support we offer to our pupils and staff and this will encourage their success here at Hardenhuish and in their futures.

Sustainability – is fundamental to our success and in challenging times, we will strive to ensure that we continue to provide the highest standards of education and resources to our young people.

This future vision forms the structure of our school development plan which is the framework we use to drive the school forward underpinned by our values, culture and ethos:

  • To ensure the highest expectations in all we do, with young people firmly in the centre.
  • To be committed to the principles of equality and diversity and to promote these within our community.
  • To ensure that teaching and learning is consistently outstanding and inspiring, ensuring that pupils make exceptional progress across a broad and balanced curriculum.
  • To be committed to the progress and well-being of pupils and students being safeguarded, monitored and supported to ensure success.
  • To ensure that all staff who are expected to adhere to the highest standards of professional behavior have access to high quality professional development and their well-being is prioritised.
  • To ensure exceptional leadership at all levels is encouraged, nurtured and demonstrated. We seek to uphold the values and virtues of ethical education and try to use the Framework for Ethical Leadership in Education in everything we do.
  • To ensure that Hardenhuish is managed sustainably, to ensure success for the future.

Working for Us

If you're searching for your next post, why not contact us now? You'll be working at a great school and be part of a friendly, helpful team. We're always interested to hear from enthusiastic, committed individuals - send us your CV now via our School Talent Pool and say what sort of role you're looking for. By joining our School Talent Pool we'll know you're interested in working here when a future vacancy occurs.