About Us

Howard House School aims to encourage intellectual curiosity, critical perception and respect for learning.

Pupils value what the school provides for them and the positive relationships they have with teachers and other staff. When asked what he likes about the school, by the inspector, a pupil replied, ‘What is there not to like?’

OfSTED Inspection – March 2019

Every child is a unique individual

During their time at Howard House School, some students may have additional needs relating to their learning, physical or mental health. We want all students, regardless of any special educational need or disability, to experience educational success and to feel that they are a valued member of Howard House School.

To this end, we recognise and allow for individual differences between students, understanding that:

Students with Education, Health and Care Plans, are given extra support according to their particular circumstances, and parents/carers are kept fully informed of such arrangements, with regular reviews throughout the academic year.

Students may receive numeracy or literacy intervention, which focuses on developing functional skills, using a range of programmes, delivered by both teaching staff and support staff. In addition, we work closely with external agencies, to ensure we provide the best support for your child.  

A craft activity at Howard House School

Our vision, ethos, and values

Howard House School aims to encourage intellectual curiosity, critical perception and respect for learning. We strongly encourage individual responsibility, self-esteem and confidence as well as care, concern and respect for others.

We believe it is our duty to promote the development of personal values to help meet the challenges of a complex world and to encourage a commitment to contributing positively to the community and wider society.

To do this, we provide appropriate challenge and accreditation opportunities, to develop the personal resources necessary to be happy and successful in a world that can present challenges.

We would like all our students to respect and celebrate the differences between people, and to question reasonably, but to treat with compassion and understanding the position of others. Our students are encouraged to be flexible thinkers and to become life-long learners.

The entrance to Howard House School

Trust underpins the strong relationships that exist between staff and pupils. The good social skills modelled by staff permeate throughout the school. This helps pupils build their self-esteem and interact positively with others.

OfSTED Inspection – March 2019


The language and words we use at Howard House School mean something, they describe our actions and attitudes.

At Howard House School, there are six words that define our DNA:

The School DNA - Together - Stronger



‘someone who is always willing to work towards achieving a common goal’


‘someone who shows concern for others or kindness to others no matter what is happening’


‘someone who understands that all people deserve to be kept safe and listened to’



‘someone who is able to withstand or recover quickly from difficult situations’


‘someone who is not prepared to back away from doing the right thing’


‘someone who is willing endure hardship because they believe in people, irrespective of their beliefs’

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