In addition, the school won an award for supporting children’s social and emotional resilience from the Children and Young People’s Mental Health Coalition (2014).
The Harbour School has been cited for outstanding practice in the Public Health England document Promoting Children and Young People’s Mental Health and Wellbeing (2015) for:
- The whole school approach and development plan.
- Meeting individual’s emotional needs.
In July 2018 the school was successful in bidding in collaboration with the Portsmouth Education Partnership to the Department for Education Alternative Provision Innovation Fund for a grant to:
- Further develop the successful reintegration of young people from Alternative Provision in KS3 where this is in the best interest of the young person and is compatible with the interests of the other young people at the school.
- Further improve educational outcomes for these young people by increasing parent/carer engagement.
In January 2019 Louise Bomber (National expert in supporting children impacted by relational trauma and attachment needs) carried out a review at the school and reported that, ‘It was a privilege to spend a day with you all. I felt very moved by all that I observed and heard about. I’m not surprised your pupils are doing so well due to the sensitive, attuned and responsive care by you and your team. They are fortunate to have you all and to have these opportunities for second chance learning,’ We are continuing to work in partnership with Louise Bomber’s company Touchbase to further develop our practice.