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Hadlow Rural Community School

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Our aim is to provide a unique, high quality educational experience, focusing on an academic, vocational and enriching curriculum, enabling all to excel and achieve beyond their potential.

On leaving HRCS students will be inspired. They will demonstrate ambition, kindness, confidence, resilience and will be able to work independently, applying their experiences, skills and knowledge to an ever-changing world.

They will have a love of learning, will work hard and possess high aspirations for themselves and others; whilst making a positive contribution, as fully rounded individuals, to our future society.

The curriculum will be personalised and relevant; delivering opportunities for every student to succeed and progress.

Extensive extra-curricular opportunities are also passionately pursued, providing an holistic education, developing cultural capital and ensuring students leave as fully rounded individuals.


HRCS will provide a safe, challenging, high quality learning environment focused on; high expectations of student behaviour and conduct, high quality care, guidance and support, and a relentless pursuit of excellence through expert teaching.

KS3 provides a broad and balanced range of subjects across Year 7-9, with a vocational specialism in Land-based studies. Opportunities to specialise are made available in Land-based and Languages.

KS4 option choices are reflective of the needs and interests of the students and are, wherever possible, specific to each individual year group.

Extensive enrichment opportunities provide a diverse range of clubs, activities and trips and is a compulsory element of the school week.

Students will be respectful, work hard and actively engage in all aspects of their education. They will take ownership of their learning through working independently, be committed and motivated to make exceptional progress and demonstrate resilience and perseverance during times of difficulty.

All members of HRCS have high expectations, showing honesty and integrity, whilst developing strong and productive relationships based on mutual respect and trust.

Students will be kind, caring, courteous and considerate of others, demonstrating an understanding and appreciation of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and its importance within a community school.


Outcomes for all students are excellent.

Progress rates into FE (65%) are significantly above National rates (40%).

Overall progress rates are above national and Kent Authority averages 90%+

Students are engaged and are very well prepared for the world of work.

Students leave HRCS as fully rounded individuals with a clear path to the next stage of their learning.