Hardwick House School


Hardwick House School is an Ofsted Outstanding specialist day school which caters for boys and girls with autism. Described as ‘more than just a school’ Hardwick House is a community which provides a support network for young people, aged between 7 and 19 years old, and their families.


Offering a small and caring environment, Hardwick House enables pupils to access a broad and balanced curriculum designed in partnership with the individual and tailored specifically to account for their unique needs and aptitudes.

"Pupils have very good attitudes to their learning. They listen well, readily answer teachers’ questions and take pride in their work." Ofsted, 2019


The philosophy of the school is to allow each individual pupil to make outstanding progress from their personal academic, social and emotional starting points and to focus on raising aspirations and developing prospects for the future.


Preparation for adulthood is central to the ethos of the school. Every pupil leaves Hardwick House with a clear destination in mind; further education, or the world of work through a training programme such as an apprenticeship.

"Staff have high expectations for all pupils. The headteacher and deputy headteacher ensure that pupils leave the school with good qualifications. Pupils recently leaving Year 11 have moved on to appropriate further education or training." Ofsted, 2019


The school's outdoor learning facilities are used to promote creative thinking, enhance wellbeing and grow each learner's confidence. These facilities include an outdoor workshop area, a campfire kitchen and a variety of small animals which are used as both a tool for teaching and to reduce anxiety.


The Hardwick House curriculum is focused on developing the key academic and social skills required for adulthood. Every pupil receives weekly Social Communication lessons delivered by school staff and a Speech and Language Therapist. The school also has an Occupational Therapist and a Counsellor.

Hardwick House School, 190 Forest Road, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 3HU

7 - 19 years 

 Day, co-educational

​Support for autistic spectrum disorders

​Weekly Social Communication lessons for all pupils

S&LT, OT, Counsellor

Preparation for life



Tel: 01509 218203



Web: hardwickhouseschool.com

Sarah Unwin

Head of School


Cavendish Education Ltd
14-16 Waterloo Place
London SW1Y 4AR

Tel: +44 (0) 203 305 9095

Email: Info@cavendisheducation.com

Registered in England and Wales
No: 08439186

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