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  • 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

  • Head Student Newsletter April 2019 We are proud to release the latest Headstudent newsletter: 
  • University Discovery Weekend, University of Essex, Southend Campus University of Essex, Southend Campus Friday 16th – Sunday 18th August 2019 A great opportunity for Year 9 students and a parent/care to live the student life, stay in en-suite student accommodation and talk to current university students. See below for more information and details of how to book a visit:
  • National Citizen Service visit to HDHS The NCS (National Citizen Service) are due to attend your child’s school soon to discuss the Summer 2019 Programme with Year 11 students. NCS is a nationally recognized programme for those aged 16-17 which takes place during the school holidays. It’s a great way for young people to learn the skills for work and life ...
  • HEADTEACHER’S STAKEHOLDER SURGERIES In order to ensure good communication and co-operation the Headteacher would welcome any stakeholders in the community to drop into a surgery anytime between 9 and 11am on the following dates: 23rd May 2019 11th July 2019 No appointment will be required, but depending on uptake, these meetings may be limited to 10 minutes

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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?

http://www.point2protect.com/parents.html
http://www1.k9webprotection.com

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.

https://www.youtube.com/user/ceop

School Updates

Half Term

Students will finish school at the usual time of 3pm on Friday 24th May for the half term holiday. School begins again on Monday 3rd June.

Harwich Primary Arts Conference

A huge well done to the talented HDHS Performing Arts students who led 7 workshops and performances to local primary students at the Mayflower Centre. They were outstanding!

Well done!
Mrs Parker, Miss Lewis and Mr Sampson.

Harwich and Dovercourt Sixth Form College

We are delighted by how many applications we have already received to study at Harwich and Dovercourt Sixth Form College next year.

The application form can be found on the school website here: https://www.hdhs.org.uk/sixth-form/

HDHS students who have any questions regarding applying to sixth form, be it here or elsewhere, are welcome to speak to Mrs Parks, Mr Higgon or Mr Herron, our Sixth Form Leadership Team.

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
Headteacher

Students

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

Staff

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

Parents

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

Whats On

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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