• Working And Learning Together

  • Opening minds, awakening dreams,

    achieving success.
  • We provide challenge, raise aspirations,

    create opportunities and build futures.
  • Belonging to a community

    is belonging to an extended family.

Promoted News

  • Year 7 Meet The Tutor evening – 28th November 2018 There will an opportunity for Year 7 Parent/Carers to meet their child’s Tutor on the evening of Wednesday 28th November 2018.  Please click on the link for further details.
  • Dance Show Auditions
  • Year 11 Progress Week On Monday 12th November, during ‘Progress Week’ the headteacher invites Year 11 Parents/Carers to attend the Year 11 Progress Assembly at 8.30am to see how progress is measured. Please let reception know if you are going to attend.
  • Year 11 Year Book Alfie, one of our Head Students, has been looking into the possibility of producing a Year Book for our Year 11 students, but we need to gain commitment from at least 50 parents in order for this to proceed. Please complete and return this form by Friday 9th November if you would like to commit to ...

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*STOP PRESS* Do you really know what your children are doing online? You may have internet filters already in place; do you really know how secure the filters are? What are YOU doing to safeguard your youngsters’ electronic activity?


Be Fearless Against Crime – the new campaign launches 6th June for the rest of the Academic Year. Fearless is where you will be able to access all sorts of impartial information and advice on a range of crimes and criminality. See https://www.fearless.org/ for more information or go to the school’s safety and welfare webpage for detailed information on how to keep your child(ren) safe and healthy.

It has become apparent that there is an escalating concern regarding ‘Sexting’  A briefing sheet for parents is attached with information. Sexting-briefing-sheet.pdf – 351 KB

Romeo and Juliet: a modern twist showing how the lives of these young lovers might play out online today, including the Lark ‘tweeting’ and Romeo ‘friending’ Juliet. ‘The World Changes. Children Don’t’ is the latest campaign from CEOP helping us ensure our youngsters stay as safe as possible.


School Updates

Year 11 Parents evening: 15th November 2018

An opportunity for parents/carers to meet with subject teachers and discuss progress of students.
To be held in the School Hall and B1. Entrance via reception.
Appointments can be booked from 9.00 am Thursday 1st November.
Bookings close at 12.00 noon on Thursday 15th November.

Bookings can be made online via the Parents Evening System – https://hdhs.parentseveningsystem.co.uk

There will also be presentations at at 4 pm, 5 pm and 6 pm on how parents can support students make better progress between now and the exams, specifically core subjects – Maths, English and Science.


Harwich and Dovercourt Sixth Form College: Applications Are Now Open

Following the success of our Sixth Form Open Evening on 6th November, please note that Applications for 2019-2020 can now be made here: https://www.hdhs.org.uk/sixth-form/

If you have any questions or require any further information please do not hesitate to contact Mr Higgon, Deputy Headteacher or Mrs Parks, Head of Sixth Form, at the school at martin.higgon@hdhs.school or philippa.parks@hdhs.school


Year 11 Revision Support

Please follow this link to see the support available for  Year 11 students to maximise their grades over the coming months.

Year 11 Revision Support


Headteacher’s Welcome


HDHS is the proud learning environment of hard-working students and staff committed to serving the community of Harwich and Dovercourt.

Every student is welcomed and unapologetically challenged to achieve their full potential and be the best possible version of themselves.
Strong, positive working relationships with parents, carers and other stakeholders are at the heart of our commitment to success of the young people, who will go on to lead our community.
I welcome your encouragement, support and belief as together we build real opportunities for our students’ futures.

Kate Finch


Homework is set regularly, using an online system shared with parents and pupils.” – Ofsted, June 2016


Pupils are safe in school because of the well established structures for pastoral support, with effective leadership and clear roles for staff.” – Ofsted, June 2016


The community system delivers high quality personal welfare that has created a close knit supportive community.” – Ofsted, June 2016.

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Proud pupils unanimously agree that they are happy and safe in school”.

“Behaviour in lessons, before and after school and at lunch and breaktimes is good.” – Ofsted, June 2016

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