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    achieving success.
  • We provide challenge, raise aspirations,

    create opportunities and build futures.
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    is belonging to an extended family.

Promoted News

  • Watch Radio 1 star Greg James at Harwich and Dovercourt High School To see students interview Greg James for the launch of our new school radio station please see the link. http://www.harwichandmanningtreestandard.co.uk/news/13837180. Radio_1_star_Greg_James_at_Harwich_school/
  • Year 7 Mastermind Quiz Harwich & Dovercourt High School library is looking for pupils to take part in its Year 7 Mastermind Quiz, which is taking place at lunch times in school in November. We are hoping to have a round/heat for each community. In the heats/rounds, contestants’ Chosen Subjects will be their favourite book, film or television programme. The winner ...
  • Harwich 10 TTC 10 Year 9’s faced their toughest test so far against a well drilled Tendring side. Right from the start Tendring took the game to the home side and good defensive work from Owen Brand and Harrison Mann kept Harwich in the game. Harwich showed controlled discipline and played with a solid defensive line making it difficult ...
  • Harwich in Harmony relaunch Keep an eye out on the following links for more information. Thank you, Year 12 Business students. https://www.facebook.com/BusinessBreakfastinHarwich https://twitter.com/BBHarwich      

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School Updates

The countdown is on for the launch of ‘Harwich Waves’ our new school Radio Station.

Radio 1 DJ Greg James talked about the school on his show on Monday and said that he would love to visit the school.


College Open Days/Evenings for Year 11 are attached COLLEGE-OPEN-DAYS-AND-EVENINGS-20151.pdf – 177 kB

After school clubs September 2015

Please see the attached list for clubs running and years they are available to. After-school-clubs-Sept-20151.pdf – 200 kB


There is currently a vacancy for a Parent Governor to serve on the school’s Governing Body. Full details on how to apply and for further information on what is required can be found below:

Parent-Governor-letters-September-15.pdf – 129 kB

Closing date for applications is 4pm Friday, 16th October.


Before visiting a school and making judgements the Ofsted team check out the views of parents online. It would be of great support to the school if you would leave your feedback on the following website: www.parentview.ofsted.gov.uk

Click on “Give Your Views” and then “Register Now”.

A link will be sent to your e-mail address taking you back to the Parent View site where you can now complete the questionnaire. This should take approximately 5 minutes.

When you are asked to search for the school you need to put in “Harwich” and then select HDHS from the list.

Thank you for taking the time to do this.

Headteacher’s Welcome

Harwich and Dovercourt High School is a vibrant, caring school serving the community. Every student is welcomed, challenged and supported to achieve their full potential and every student has opportunities and experiences to ensure their schooling is fulfilling and enjoyable.

At Harwich and Dovercourt High School we believe in partnerships between students, staff and the home. We believe in responsibility, ambition and commitment, where no challenge is too great and where great futures are nurtured.

Our goal is for every student to be proud of their efforts and achievement and for every parent and carer to be proud of their child, school and community. Our pledge is to work tirelessly in the pursuit of excellence.

Rob Garrett

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“Attendance has improved, the school’s rewards system celebrates and motivates students.” – Ofsted, May 2014


“Behaviour has improved since the previous inspection and is now good. Students cooperate well with each other in lessons. In lessons, students have positive attitudes to learning” – Ofsted, May 2014


“The proportion of students achieving five GCSE passes at grades A* to C, including English and mathematics, is rising. Students achieve particularly well in English.” – Ofsted, May 2014

Whats On

“Sixth formers say, “We are one big family”. They are very positive about their learning and wider school experience. Students regularly raise money for charities such as Sports Relief and Children in Need. A good programme of trips and visits widen students’ cultural awareness.” – Ofsted, May 2014

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