The Hart School in Rugeley provides its young pupils with an “excellent education in the heart of the community”.
That was the resounding conclusion of Ofsted’s inspection in April 2018 that rated the school, which is part of Creative Education Trust, “good” and praised the “clear and compelling vision” of principal, Chris Keen.
Inspectors also highlighted that Mr Keen was delivering “strong leadership”, and, after overseeing an “overhaul” of the quality of teaching, had “strengthened” it since inspectors last visited, particularly in the Sixth Form.
The Hart School is proud to have been rated as a good school as it continues going from strength to strength following its creation by the merger of Fair Oak and Hagley Park schools.
Just some of its recent academic success include its pupils achieving “very strong progress at A-level and outstanding university transition”, including welcoming its first ever applications to Cambridge University in 2017.
Its extra-curricular programme has also won praise from Ofsted, who said: “Wide extra-curricular opportunities extend pupils’ horizons and provide different and meaningful experiences that enrich the
“The Hart School is stretching goals for its pupils, and we believe that the move onto one site will continue to support all our ambitions.”
These have included a troupe of 16 pupils delivering a “phenomenal performance” to thousands of guests at Disneyland Paris, as the culmination of seven months of training; and as part of a two-year choral programme, teachers and girls working with acclaimed British tenor Charles MacDougall.
The school now plans to further build on the success it has already made, over the last two years, by uniting its upper and lower schools on a single site from September 2018.
The consolidation of all pupils, teachers and resources onto the Lower School site in Penkridge Bank Road will create an improved learning environment – with newly refurbished classrooms and social areas – for its 1,200 pupils.
Principal Keen said: “The Hart School is stretching goals for its pupils, and we believe that the move onto one site will continue to support all our ambitions.
“It will create a fresh and flexible school environment, enabling The Hart School to continue meeting the needs of the growing, local community."
Chair of Governors, Alan Murphy, said: “We continually strive to provide the best education that we possibly can for all of our children.
“A single site will enable us to provide more opportunities for creativity, extracurricular activities, and allow younger pupils to be inspired and mentored by the older students.”
There will be little change to the size of the outside space of the single school site, and the one site plans will have no impact on playing fields, which will remain one of the school’s many assets.
Staff at the school would be delighted to give you a first-hand look at the unique pupil-focused curriculum and nurturing educational establishment that they have created to serve the growing community and are proud to be at the heart of.
For more information about the school visit www.thehartschool.org.uk or the Facebook page, or to arrange to visit telephone 01889 802440 or email