• "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)
  • 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)
  • "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."
  • "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
  •  "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."
 

Boarding

Making the decision to go to a boarding school is a huge step for you and your family, but if you live far away (like most of our students) then you might have to consider boarding with us during the week and maybe at weekends.

For many of you this may be your first time away from home. But do not worry, as we have a lovely dedicated team of care staff who will help you settle in and will support your parents with regular updates on your progress. You will be so busy making friends and joining in activities that you will only just be able to find time each evening to have a quick Skype chat with mum and dad to tell them about your day!

Have a look through the videos below, as they have been put together by our care staff and students to give you a true flavour of what boarding at Mary Hare is like. If you still have some questions, please feel free to get in touch or come and visit to see our boarding houses for yourself.

"I live in Northern Ireland and it was hard for me to leave my parents, but I got used to everything. Don’t worry, everyone will be homesick at first, but you will settle down after that and get used to everything. I’ve made lots of new friends and I enjoy the activities we do in the evenings. The school is great!" Former pupil

"When I first came here I was very homesick, but after two weeks I recovered as my new friends kept me happy. Don’t worry because you have support all around you." Former pupil

 

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