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    achieving success.
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    create opportunities and build futures.
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  • Letter from Headteacher Please click here for a letter from the Headteacher regarding The Grange: 
  • Important update from the Headteacher Please click on the link below for full details relating to changes planned for September 2019: Changes to 75 minute lesson timetable Introduction of Year Leaders Mobile Phones Plastic water bottles
  • Student Services If parents have a query relating to their child please e-mail or phone Student Services and if they are unable to deal with enquiry themselves, they will make an appointment for you with the relevant person. Contact details can be found here: https://www.hdhs.org.uk/about/communities/ Should you need to drop any items at school, forgotten PE kits etc, you ...

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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

School Updates

Year 5/6 Open Evening: Tuesday 24th September 6-8pm

Invitation letters will be going out to Year 5 and 6 students via the local Primary Schools shortly regarding this ever-popular school event:

Open-Evening-Invitation-to-Year-5-and-6-Parents.pdf – 93 KB

A copy of the HDHS School Prospectus and a list of important dates for this academic year will also be included:

Prospectus-2020-2021.pdf – 9 MB Important-Dates-for-Parents-of-Year-5-6-Students.pdf – 239 KB

Humanities Thought for the Week: W/B Monday 16th September


“We live in a diverse society – in fact, a diverse world – and we must learn to live in peace and with respect for each other.” Stan Lee (d. 2019)

21st September: International Day of Peace / 22nd September: Autumn Equinox

Homework Club

This takes place 3.10-4.10pm Mondays to Thursdays in D1. All year groups are welcome.

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




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