As a special school, we have remained open throughout the Coronavirus pandemic and following the latest advice and guidance to keep our pupils and staff safe, we will continue to do so.
We urge parents and carers to contact the school as soon as possible on our helpline 07780 777698 or contact us via email if your child tests positive, in order that we can take the necessary action.
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Highgate Hill House School was created specifically to provide a unique and enjoyable learning experience for young people aged 5 – 16 years with additional needs.
Highgate Hill House School
We are an independent co-educational day school for children with Special Educational Needs (SEN), aged 5 to 16 years with social, emotional and mental health needs, including Autism.
Situated on the Devon and Cornwall border at Whitstone, near Holsworthy, the majority of our children are full-time and have an Education Health Care Plan (EHCP). Our school is a learning community for staff and pupils, where everyone feels welcome, included and respected. We believe that everyone has the right to be free from prejudice and discrimination.
Children develop and learn in different ways, and we have created a school which is flexible and can adapt to pupil's needs. We opened to provide part-time intervention places in January 2017, opened for full-time pupils in July 2017, and received an Ofsted 'good' rating for our first inspection which took place in October 2017.
Our school has been shortlisted for five national awards, including 'New Market Entrant' and 'Education Business of the Year' at the 2018 Education Investor Awards, 'Special Needs Initiative' at the TES Independent School Awards 2019 and 'Employer of the Year' and 'Best Newcomer' at the Investors in People Awards 2020.
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What Our Parents Say
"We had an opportunity to chat to Gina - virtually of course. What a fantastic lady! She was so supportive and affirming. She is very different to Vicky, but also an excellent Headteacher. We are very grateful to have such a fantastic school for our son, and an excellent Headteacher like Gina".