Term is well underway, and I am delighted by the positive, purposeful learning that is evident everywhere around school, thanks to our brilliant students and talented staff team. My thanks to parents for all of your support, and for your kind comments about our work.

The next few weeks are busy ones. They include:

  • Hardwick’s Got Talent
  • Remembrance assemblies
  • Children in Need fundraising
  • Christmas puppet workshop at the Apex

Behind the scenes, we are reviewing the way we set homework so that, from January, we tailor it better to the needs of students of all abilities. I’ll send more thoughts on this to parents in the next few weeks.

Meanwhile, through our links with King Edward VI School and the Bury Schools Partnership we are able to offer our students an unparalleled range of new experiences and opportunities. Watch our more further developments in our Open Minds programme for academically gifted students; for the launch of our new Debating Society; for more sport and music; and for new projects led by our newly-appointed senior students.

As always, if you have any feedback - positive or negative - or any questions, do contact us.


Rachel Forward
Head of School