Hurstmere School is a well-established and respected school for boys. Parents, staff, governors and most importantly, pupils are very proud of the school and its achievements. Four successive Ofsted inspections, including the most recent one in February 2018, have judged Hurstmere to be a ‘Good School'. The inspections have praised the leadership, the school’s curriculum and the positive relationships between staff, pupils and parents. In 2018 inspectors noted that “Parents and carers are grateful for the care shown for their children, and agree that staff are friendly, approachable and helpful and that the process of transition into secondary school is well managed. The school is clearly a popular choice for families as it is oversubscribed.”
The Ofsted team also highlighted the fact that “Pupils reported that they feel safe in school. Staff and governors ensure that the safety and well-being of pupils is a priority.”
Our committed and well qualified teachers challenge every student, offering encouragement and support to the boys to succeed in maximising their achievements. We have a commitment to each boy entering the School; our aim is to provide an effective and relevant education to equip our boys with the knowledge, skills and attitudes which will prepare them for their adult working life. We expect them to maintain a spirit of enquiry and to develop their independence so that they can look ahead with confidence to the challenges of the 21st Century.
Hurstmere School provides the full range of National Curriculum courses with additional subject options in Key Stage 4 leading to GCSE and vocational examinations. Continuity to higher and further education is provided through links with local sixth forms and Further Education colleges. Our boys benefit from a wide range of activities which enhance the curriculum and extend the learning beyond the classroom. The commitment of staff and the involvement of parents make school life more rewarding for all, and help to develop the caring and challenging ethos.
In analysing performance in recent years, the 2018 Ofsted inspection found that “Pupils’ progress in English and in mathematics in particular, compares favourably with that of all pupils nationally. In 2017, attainment in both GCSE English and mathematics was above the national average for all pupils. The progress of boys at the school (also) compares positively with that of boys nationally.”
Once again, our results in GCSE this year have been excellent and stand the test of comparison with boys’ results in other schools in Bexley and beyond.
Hurstmere is a community with high expectations and outcomes, striving and succeeding in making school good for boys.