Welcome From The Head

Welcome to The Harbour School's website.  We hope you enjoy exploring our website and finding out about our School.  At The Harbour School we work in collaboration with our community of learners, staff, parents/carers and partners to achieve the best outcomes for all of our learners.  Our goal is to support learners to fulfil their true potential and of last year we supported our Year 11's to achieve a record number of qualifications.  We are rightly proud of the progress our learners make not just with their learning but also with their social and emotional development.
As you will see, at The Harbour School we are PASSIONate about helping our learners to be the best they can be now and in the future.

Latest News

  • The Harbour School - 'Set to Sail'


    The Harbour School has recently been awarded funding from Sport England for the purchase of a Venture Keelboat, we are extremely excited about the opportunities it will bring to our learners.  For more information please read the link below... 


    We will post shortly the winning name for our boat.

  • The Harbour is a 'Good' School

    At the beginning of June 2015 The Harbour School had its statutory inspection by Ofsted. We are pleased to share with our parents/carers and other stakeholders the fantastic news that The Harbour School remains a ‘Good’ school. Please refer to the full report within the ‘Ofsted Reports’ section of our website.

  • The Harbour House - Outstanding

    The Harbour School's residential provision, The Harbour House, is statutorily obligated to receive an annual Social Care Ofsted inspection.  Year on year the overall judgement for our residential provision has been consistently good with elements of outstanding.  Our 2015 Inspection has seen The Harbour House achieve 'Outstanding' across all four areas.  Please see the full report at Ofsted Reports section.

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The Harbour School is a community where young people feel they matter and belong, enabling them to improve their social, emotional and academic skills to be the best they can be.

At The Harbour School our PASSION is:

  • to unlock the potential of all of our young people to enable them to be the best that they can be
  • to improve outcomes for young people both in provision and through outreach
  • to build positive relationships with young people where they have a sense of belonging and feel worthwhile
  • to work in partnership with young people, their parents/carers and other professionals to facilitate collaborative work focused on improved outcomes
  • to provide expertise exemplified in the teaching of social, emotional and academic skills, giving young people the tools to succeed and overcome their barriers
  • to be a centre of excellence of personalised learning for young people with BESD and/or medical needs
  • to provide equality of opportunity to raise aspirations and improve lives of young people including supporting young people to remain successfully in or to return to mainstream education wherever possible


Progress      Achievement      Safety      Sincerity      Individuality      Opportunity      Nurture