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Welcome to our School

Let education be your future

We believe our method of educating young people with emotional, social and behavioural difficulties is of the highest calibre for the following reasons:

Hope View School is an Independent Special School for pupils with behaviour, emotional, social and learning difficulties some of whom are diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD),Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD) or Asperger’s Syndrome.

We are based in the village of Chilham within close proximity of Canterbury, Ashford, Maidstone, Thanet and the Medway towns (Kent). The school is equipped to accommodate 40 boys, aged between 7 and 18 years, many of whom have been permanently excluded from other schools, or for whom mainstream education is simply not suitable for their needs.

Pupils are normally admitted because they have a Statement of Special Educational Needs and, therefore, funding is provided by their Local Education Authority.

Mission Statement

Our main aims are:

To ensure, as far as possible, that each pupil placed at Hope View is given every opportunity to learn, be supported and be listened to.

To support pupils in the development of their Literacy and Numeracy skills by increasing reading, spelling and numerate ability ages.

To ensure pupils are well equipped by the time they leave Hope View to deal with working life, college, apprenticeships and are able to make a positive contribution to society.

To ensure, that by the time a pupil’s time in statutory education comes to an end, all of the objectives of their Statement of Special Educational Needs have been met.

At Hope View we have high expectations of all of our pupils as well as firm boundaries. Pupils are expected to attend all lessons, be respectful and courteous to each other and staff. They are expected to communicate with us if they have an issue or are encountering difficulties.