3 April, 2014
Planning Approval Granted
We are delighted to let you know that the planning authority (Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council) have granted planning permission for our new school on the Hadlow College estate. This was approved on the 4th April 2014.
All free school planning approvals require prior reference to the Secretary of State, taking a normal 28 days maximum, which is normal practise. We have been fortunate in few conditions being placed and we will ensure that the pelican crossing in front of the College will be in place prior to opening of the new school.
We hope to commence works within the next few weeks, once final details are completed.
The full planning consent is available here.
4 March, 2014
HRCS Pupils Enjoy Their Time at School
A recent pupil survey has confirmed that over 92% of the children at Hadlow Rural Community School enjoy their time at school, with 97% of them feeling safe.
Conducted by the staff of the School, the online survey was completely anonymous and revealed that the vast majority of pupils felt pleased to be at the School (95.4%) and supported in their learning (90.9%). Other positive comments were made about the overall level of teaching (89.4% believing it to be good) and the support that is received in lessons (68.2% of respondents believing they receive enough).
Overall, the survey revealed that 98.5% of pupils are looking forward to a successful career with 89.4% setting high goals and expectations for themselves. 90.7% believe that what they learn in school will benefit their future.