How Effective Are We?
Hailey Hall School is a converter Academy Special School and Specialist Sports College for boys aged 11-16.
What we know about ourselves
- We cater for boys who have learning, social, emotional and behavioural and mental health difficulties (SEMH). The school meets the needs of all our pupils who have a Statement of Special Educational Needs or an Educational Health and Care Plan.
- Since the last inspection the profile of the school has changed. An increasing number of pupils are entitled to Free School Meals. At Hailey Hall School 51% of pupils are entitled to Free School Meals, against 40% in state funded Special Schools. 2 pupils are CLA (2.5%). The proportion of pupils who are disadvantaged, i.e. Pupil Premium Pupils, is 57%. There is also an increasing percentage of pupils with mental health issues.
- Our vision is to be an outstanding school which offers a safe and stimulating learning environment, where pupils are able to develop socially, academically and emotionally, in order for pupils to attain and achieve their full potential, becoming effective citizens and life-long learners.
- The school has 77 day places and up to 20 weekly boarding places which support the young person’s education and care. The pupils spend varying amounts of the week in the provision.
- Extended day is available to all pupils.
- The school population is drawn from all parts of Hertfordshire and Essex, especially the larger urban areas. The urban areas contain socio-economically deprived housing estates. The rural areas contain small primary schools or larger secondary schools that cater for wide geographical catchments. We also draw pupils from similar estates in the large urban areas of Hemel Hempstead, Stevenage, and Bishop’s Stortford.
- The school operates its own transport system with all Hertfordshire drivers employed by the school. Transportation of Essex pupils is organised by Essex County Council.
- All staff are trained in Hertfordshire STEPs, which is a behaviour management approach that teaches de-escalation and physical intervention techniques.
Please click this link to view our Pupil Premium statement
For information on our Pupil Destinations please click this link
For more information relating to Hailey Hall’s local offer please click this link SEND OFFER – Review Autumn Term 2021.
The School has robust mechanisms to ensure that our evaluation processes enable us to continually improve our education offer. We follow the Ofsted structure for this to identify achievements and priorities.
Our summary SEF (Self Evaluation Form) is attached here SEF CHECKLIST.
Please click here to view our SEF SUMMARY
What people think about us:
Latest Ofsted Reports
Parent comments from our Learning Review Evening Tuesday 26th April 2022:
“At primary school our son didn’t want to go to school, now he is at Hailey Hall he refuses to attend medical appointments during the day because he loves being here”
“From the moment staff greet our son good morning when we arrive at school in the morning, we know all the staff are happy and pleased to see him”
“Delighted to hear our son is flourishing in Music. Sounds so good we wish we could join the lesson. Please continue to push/help him continue his good work. Thank you”
“The progression our son has made from the start of the year is outstanding”
“I think all staff work so hard with pupils and persevere and it shows”
“You all have done an amazing job with our son, and I am very proud of his progress”
“Thank you for this parent evening opportunity, it was so nice to hear the staff talk to us about our son”
Quotes form a parent survey April 2022:
‘I think the school has done an amazing job with my son and his learning ability has grown and has his confidence’
‘As my son is due to leave Hailey hall and I am saddened but he has had help with settling in and help with managing his issues of behaviour and learning difficulties.’
‘I think the school is exceptional this is the longest period of schooling my child has had and now in Spring term of year 7 the staff have bent over backwards to settle him and now seems steps forward are happening and it’s due to the extra care and attention they have – I can’t thank them enough’
‘After years of only being in school for 1 to 3 hours a day and not being emotionally supported, my son is finally happy, thriving, understood, fully supported and learning to his full extent. I could not be happier, that my son is finally enjoying school and loving learning. I have nothing but praise for everyone that works there!’
‘I am so glad my son now attends HH. His progress is unbelievable and is excelling in so many areas, the staff are so friendly, caring and very supportive.’
Parent comments from questionnaires:
“My son is a changed boy! Thank you” “Weekly emails are helpful” “Potential bullying is always reported” “He enjoys every minute” “I would recommended this school to another parent – and I have done!” December 2020
“The school is amazing and has done well by my son” November 2021
“Thanks for all your hard work, my son likes the school, we really appreciate all your efforts.” November 2021
“I’m really happy with my son’s progress, he has shocked me from going to school 2 hrs a week from leaving my home at 7.30 am and not getting home till 4.30 pm, it’s progress For my son growing up and dealing with this he also has become more confident in maths where maths was a no go before. I’m really pleased my son has he difficulties, but seen such a change really happy with his progress much appreciated.” November 2021
Quote from Etienne Stott, the Gold Medalist, London 2012 English Slalom canoeist, after attending our Year 11 Leavers Assembly:
“I would just like to reiterate what I said to you just before I left: I was very moved by the words of you and your staff. The emotion and messages to the leavers gave lie to the dedication, passion and belief that you have all clearly given to the task of creating a space for these lads to grow in. I was also touched by the reactions of the leavers. It was clear that some of them found the situation a bit uncomfortable to deal with, but I would see in each of them a pride in their achievements and a warmth to the staff which I might not have expected. I probably can’t really imagine their journeys, but it was clear to me that they are far better equipped for their next phase in life due to their attendance at Hailey Hall”.