The Headmaster's Welcome

    Welcome to Halliford School where we strongly believe that every young person should be seen as an individual with their own personality, talents and skills and that it is this individuality that we seek to encourage and develop at all stages of their education. Our aim is to enable each of our students to become the very best version of themselves that they can possibly be.

    We recognise that every child is unique and that the key to reaching their true potential lies in an education that is as full as it is diverse. Our approach of striving for academic excellence is perfectly complemented by a dedication to developing a wide variety of other interests, helping our young people to build their aspirations and instilling in them confidence and resilience for the future.

    As young Hallifordians we recognise that a child’s potential could lie anywhere – so we ensure that every student is exposed to a vast array of opportunities and experiences. We then pride ourselves on identifying and honing their strengths to make the most of their natural abilities, while working hard with them to develop any areas that might need further improvement. We are able to offer small class sizes which enable personalised teaching and learning strategies suitable for our boys.  

    We recognise that the environment in which a child learns is just as important as what they learn. Renowned for our outstanding pastoral care, we work hard to create a community where our students can come together, where they are encouraged to flourish, where they can feel safe and comfortable, confident and proud, stimulated and inspired and, most of all, happy. We are extremely fortunate as a small school to have many outstanding facilities on our beautiful site nestled alongside the River Thames.

    Imbued with a sense of vocation, our talented and enthusiastic staff work tirelessly to help each student to realise and often exceed their potential.  At Halliford School we seek to be both academically ambitious as well as academically sensitive. We challenge and support our students to make the most of their abilities but also to learn how to take responsibility for their progress. Students who need additional support are identified and nurtured to achieve their very best in our well-established learning support department. This is a school where every achievement, however small, is noticed and every individual’s successes are celebrated as a member of the Halliford family.

    We offer a wide variety of co-curricular activities where we aim to provide our students with the chance to immerse themselves in a whole host of activities outside the classroom. As a small school our students have the opportunity to represent their school in a whole host of teams and activities. It is a delight to see the first team player in a match one day, performing in the orchestra the next and then out on a Duke of Edinburgh’s award expedition at the weekend.

    Every young person at Halliford School counts and as their Headmaster I can ask nothing more from them than that they strive to do their very best every day and to have the courage to be, not ordinary, but extraordinary.

    There is no better way to experience the distinctive culture and ethos of our School and I warmly invite you to come and visit us in person at one of our Open Days or at a time convenient to you and your family. I look forward to welcoming you to our school to see for yourself if it is the right school for your son or daughter’s future education.

    James Davies
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