Welcome to Halliford School; a warm-hearted School based on strong family values where we are proud to know and be respectful of every student as an individual. We encourage and support Hallifordians to flourish and become the best version of themselves that they can possibly be.
We aim for excellence by being academically ambitious but at the same time academically sensitive. We inspire Hallifordians within a community that is founded on high-quality teaching and learning, outstanding pastoral care and first-class sporting, cultural and extra-curricular opportunities.
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 that enable personalised teaching and learning strategies suitable for our boys. Our co-educational Sixth Form then provides all our students with the skills to excel in a more independent environment as they prepare to continue their educational journey beyond the Halliford School community.
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. The last two years have also seen the start of a significant development plan to enhance the facilities we offer our students to provide them with the very best environment in which to learn.
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 with the help of our Learning Support staff. This is a school where every achievement, however small, is noticed and every individual’s successes are celebrated as a member of the Halliford School family.
We offer a wide variety of extra-curricular activities and trips where we aim to provide our students with the chance to immerse themselves in a whole host of activities and experiences outside the classroom.
Every young person at Halliford School counts and as their Headmaster I can ask nothing more from them other than that they strive to do their very best every day and to have the courage to be not ordinary but extraordinary.
I warmly invite you to come and visit us in person at our Open Days or to book an individual tour. There is no better way to experience the distinctive culture and ethos of our School and I look forward to welcoming you to see for yourself if it is the right school for your child’s future education.