Hardwick House School is an independent specialist provision located in the university town of Loughborough which caters for children and young people with a diagnosis and an Educational Health Care Plan (EHCP) for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The philosophy of Hardwick House School is to put the needs of its learners first. The teaching approach is learner-centered and, although access to the National Curriculum is in place, we believe its principal focus should be on the special learning difficulties associated with autism. Our location provides a unique environment, which promotes the growth and development of the young people in our care, whilst facilitating their development as individuals and as part of a community.

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Head of School's Welcome Hardwick House School is a Specialist Independent Provision that opened in 2014 to meet the needs of children and young people with a diagnosis and Education Health Care Plan for Autism Spectrum Disorders.   At Hardwick House School, we believe that a happy child is a child who will enjoy learning in a positive, inclusive and fun environment. For many of our children, life before Hardwick House has been difficult and many have been disengaged from education for sometime.  Our aim is to ensure that each and every child fulfils their potential, overcomes the barriers of their autism and is ready for the next stage in their education.   The curriculum at Hardwick House School is rich and inspiring; we offer a broad range of experiences and opportunities. The core subjects of Maths, English, Science and P.E, are taught discreetly, along with other qualification subjects at Key Stage 4.  In our primary and Key Stage 3 groups, the foundation subjects are taught through a topic based approach.  This includes our Key Stage 3 learners working towards qualifications in the Wider Key Skills.     The wellbeing of our learners is at the heart of everything we do; we aim to educate the whole child in order to enable them to be the best that they can be.   I am proud to say that the Hardwick House School community is a fantastically happy one.  However, please don't just take my word; come and have a look for yourselves!     With warmest regards,   Sarah Unwin Head of School

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