• "It is a wonderful school where the staff truly care about and are interested in the children in their care and will give any child the best chance to achieve their potential."
    "It is a wonderful school where the staff truly care about and are interested in the children in their care and will give any child the best chance to achieve their potential."
    Children and young people enjoy being in residential provision. They grow in self-esteem, communication and social skills. Ofsted 2016
    Children and young people enjoy being in residential provision. They grow in self-esteem, communication and social skills. Ofsted 2016
    For some pupils whose prior experience of mainstream schooling has not been positive, Mary Hare School is the first school in which they feel safe and develop a sense of pride and belonging. Ofsted 2016
    For some pupils whose prior experience of mainstream schooling has not been positive, Mary Hare School is the first school in which they feel safe and develop a sense of pride and belonging. Ofsted 2016
  • Pupils exhibit a strong desire to communicate both in question and answer session. (Ofsted 2016)
    Pupils exhibit a strong desire to communicate both in question and answer session. (Ofsted 2016)
    "I have found that being at Mary Hare School has improved my confidence. I have lots of new friends and I am now very happy and really enjoy school life."
    "I have found that being at Mary Hare School has improved my confidence. I have lots of new friends and I am now very happy and really enjoy school life."
    "I am so happy at Mary Hare. I have made so many friends and am working very hard in my classes."
    "I am so happy at Mary Hare. I have made so many friends and am working very hard in my classes."
  • Children and young people live in a safe environment where their social and emotional needs are met. (Ofsted July 2016)
    Children and young people live in a safe environment where their social and emotional needs are met. (Ofsted July 2016)
    "...we also find it a great help that all of his audiology needs are looked after and monitored on a regular basis..."
    "...we also find it a great help that all of his audiology needs are looked after and monitored on a regular basis..."
    Children enjoy a full range of meaningful and stimulating activities...they can never get bored. (Ofsted Care 2016)
    Children enjoy a full range of meaningful and stimulating activities...they can never get bored. (Ofsted Care 2016)
  • "All the staff are really kind and helpful and I feel like I can really trust them."
    "All the staff are really kind and helpful and I feel like I can really trust them."
    Across the entire school, pupils present as ready and eager to learn.  Their enthusiasm is infectious. (Ofsted 2016)
    Across the entire school, pupils present as ready and eager to learn. Their enthusiasm is infectious. (Ofsted 2016)
    Pupils present as confident and self aware.  They enjoy their school and are proud to belong here.  (Ofsted 2016)
    Pupils present as confident and self aware. They enjoy their school and are proud to belong here. (Ofsted 2016)
  • "I know that if I hadn’t come here for an education then my social and academic life wouldn’t be as good as it is now."
    "I know that if I hadn’t come here for an education then my social and academic life wouldn’t be as good as it is now."
    Students in the Sixth Form benefit from a rich choice of study programmes well tailored to their needs and aspirations.  (Ofsted 2016)
    Students in the Sixth Form benefit from a rich choice of study programmes well tailored to their needs and aspirations. (Ofsted 2016)
    "I enjoy 6th form a lot, it’s the best part of being at Mary Hare as you are given a tremendous amount of independence."
    "I enjoy 6th form a lot, it’s the best part of being at Mary Hare as you are given a tremendous amount of independence."
  • Since leaving Mary Hare, Oliver has travelled around New Zealand and completed his MSc in Environmental Management
    Since leaving Mary Hare, Oliver has travelled around New Zealand and completed his MSc in Environmental Management
    "Without Mary Hare I wouldn't be where I am today - being a Global Research Manager no two days are the same"
    "Without Mary Hare I wouldn't be where I am today - being a Global Research Manager no two days are the same"
    "I will be forever grateful to my Art teachers at Mary Hare who helped me realise my passion for stone carving. Almost a decade later I am running a successful stone art business."
    "I will be forever grateful to my Art teachers at Mary Hare who helped me realise my passion for stone carving. Almost a decade later I am running a successful stone art business."
  •  "The MSc (Educational Audiology) is both stimulating and challenging and the teaching input is excellent."
    "The MSc (Educational Audiology) is both stimulating and challenging and the teaching input is excellent."
    "The teaching and pastoral care was exemplary and the students enjoyed this refreshing learning experience and environment."
    "The teaching and pastoral care was exemplary and the students enjoyed this refreshing learning experience and environment."
    "A really informative course, good pace, lovely practical sessions."
    "A really informative course, good pace, lovely practical sessions."
 

Overseas Pupils

Mary Hare School welcomes pupils from overseas, but the students must be funded independently by their parents. We currently have pupils from a range of different countries, who all want to learn by our educational approach. All our teachers are both subject specialists as well as qualified Teachers of the Deaf and teach using an auditory/oral approach, without the use of sign language. We put great emphasis on the development of English through using what residual hearing is available, speaking, lip-reading and writing to enable our students to fully access the British curriculum as well as the wider hearing world.

Things you will need to consider:

  • Arrangements for your child during the holiday periods - Mary Hare operates a 4-term year with breaks between terms and at half term. At the Primary School students only board 4 nights a week and do not stay at weekends. We do, however, transport students to and from Heathrow airport to catch flights home, at the beginning and end of each term. Mary Hare cannot be responsible for them once they have been checked in and you will have to make the necessary arrangements with the airline.
  • Student visa from the UK Border Agency - You will need to apply for a student visa if we were to offer your child a place and you would like them to attend the school. Please be aware that you will be required to provide evidence that you have the funds to pay for their school fees. You might also be expected to attend a short interview when you attend the Visa Application Centre to submit your application and biometrics. Unless you are not from one of the following low risk countries listed in Appendix H of the Immigration Rules (these countries were correct when this was written but could have changed since, please double check): Argentina, Australia, Botswana, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Croatia, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Trinidad and Tobago, USA, plus British National (overseas), Hong Kong and Taiwan passport holders.
  • Assessment visit - Before we would be able to offer your child a place we will need them to come for a 2-4 day assessment visit to make sure that we can meet their needs and for them to experience the school and boarding facilities.
  • English Language level of your child. Before we invite your child to come for an assessment visit we might ask for samples of work to assess their English language levels and their most recent school reports to ensure they will be able to access the curriculum level required
  • Sixth Form entry - places can only be offered if your child has previously done English GCSE’s and has a good grasp of the English language.
  • GCSE’s (years 10-11) entry - We will need to assess your child’s academic and English language levels to make sure they will be able to cope with the demands of the courses they would be studying.

Please contact Debbie Benson on Tel. 01635 244215 if you need any further advice, would like to book a visit or would like to find about the current fees.

 

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