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Recent News

The wonderful staff of Lloyds Bank came to help us in the car park.  To extend it to give 5 more parking spaces we are having a green area removed and tarmac put down.  The Lloyds people made a magnificent job of painting  the kerbs and the wooden fencing.

Thank you so much for helping us.  The improvement would have taken several weeks of hard work for our handyman.

25 Jan 2017

Riding for the Disabled

We are delighted to announce that Hope House School is now a registered Riding for the Disabled Centre! Our two horses, Largo and Bella, along with our donkeys, Kenny and Chloe, are now providing riding and equine therapy for not only our pupils but also SEN and disabled children who access our Clubs and Befriending service.  We have enlarged our existing ménage and are able to incr... Read More

10 Mar 2019

Hope House Happy Hens

Our Upper School pupils have their own poultry unit which currently houses about 40 hybrid hens. The pupils are running it as an enterprise and sell eggs to the local community, as well as to staff and parents. They employ some of our Lower School pupils as egg collectors and pay them a weekly wage! They are also working hard to use this experience to gain an ASDAN Enterprise qualification.... Read More

10 Mar 2019

Our Senior Pupil

Eleven years ago the Principal Mrs Terri Westmoreland worked with an outreach pupil in Leicester.  He had been described as their most difficult child.  Through hard work and patience Terri forged a bond with this child and although she never managed to get him to put pen to paper, she kept in touch telling him she would be there for him when he was ready to learn. In December 2014 he... Read More

10 Mar 2019

Animal Assisted Learning

Animal Assisted Literacy Support lessons are provided by Heather Morral (English Lead)  along with the therapy co-ordinator Denise Hawkins. Along with Bella and Largo we now have Rosie, the school dog on site who has proved very popular with the pupils and staff alike. ... Read More

03 Sep 2018

Food Technology and our allotment

All the Leads of the Areas have a Level 3 Food Hygiene Certificate to enable them to deliver Food Technology to the pupils.   One of the new Projects is "Are carrots orange?" There were several menu cards which the pupils in Rufford made during the Food Technology Session.  Sherwood are following ASDAN Food Wise Short Course in Food Technology.  The staff are particularly happy to t... Read More

25 Jan 2017

Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme

Pupils are currently signing up to take part in the world’s leading youth achievement award scheme. It is open to pupils over the age of 14 and is being coordinated by Phil Baker, our Head of Education. For further information, please contact Phil at school.      ... Read More