Excellence by any measure

Expect more and achieve more

Every student has the potential to make the world a better place. Our challenge is to identify their talents, and create the platform for them to achieve.

Our staff are our greatest asset

Our skilled and dedicated staff tailor individual strategies to improve students’ trust, self-esteem and confidence.

A message from our Head of School

I am very proud to be the Head of Howard House School and I am exceptionally privileged to lead a team of truly dedicated staff, who are the lifeblood of this school. Our heritage guides us, but it is our future that will define us, as we look forward and push ourselves to go further and faster than ever before.

There is something very special about Howard House School. We are incredibly proud of our unique students, supportive parents and carers, inspirational staff, and our forward thinking School Advisory Board and Directors.

We all work together to make Howard House School a safe, happy, and fun place to learn. We encourage all of our students to achieve the best they can across every area of school, from the rich and broad curriculum to the wide range of extra-curricular activities.

I warmly invite you to visit us, to see our achievements, and experience our aspirations. Until then, this website is designed to give you an insight into who we are, here at Howard House School.

Picture of Derek Weelands

Derek Weelands

Head of School

School Calendar

Holiday or occasion of closure
Date on which school will close
Date on which school will reopen
Summer 2022
Friday 22nd July 2022
Thursday 8th September 2022
October Half Term 2022
Friday 21st October 2022
Tuesday 1st November 2022
Christmas / New Year 2022-23
Friday 23rd December 2022
Tuesday 10th January 2023
Spring Half Term 2023
Friday 17th February 2023
Tuesday 28th February 2023
Easter 2023
Friday 31st March 2023
Tuesday 18th April 2023
Summer Half Term 2023
Friday 26th May 2023
Tuesday 6th June 2023
Summer 2023
Friday 21st July 2023
Tuesday 5th September 2023
Map showing the locations of Young Foundations step-down, and specialist education, services

Howard House School is proud to be part of Young Foundations

Young Foundations is an award winning organisation, providing step-down services, and specialist education, for children and young adults.

We specialise in residential step-down services for children and young people with complex needs, including autism, learning disabilities, and mental health issues.

Our creative and nurturing approach focuses on each individual and delivers a targeted programme of support specifically designed around them.