A message from the Head

Hello and welcome to The Horizon School, Hartlepool, where our mission is to improve the life chances of all students regardless of ability, background or circumstance.

It is with tremendous pride that I introduce myself as the Headteacher of the Horizon School, Hartlepool. I feel very privileged to be leading this brilliant school; my staff and I are determined to see our provision continue to go from strength to strength and also continue to make a positive difference to the young people that we serve.

Everyone here believes in the potential of each individual student. Every single student is given opportunities to develop both academically and socially, in a safe and positive environment. We have an unshakable belief that every child can achieve, regardless of their background or personal circumstances and I am extremely honoured to lead a school where everyone is constantly working together, to allow our students to fulfil their potential.

We are a very student centred provision and the decisions that we make, are all made in the best interests of the students. We encourage students to reflect on the past and learn from it, however we also help each student focus on the future and the opportunities that lie ahead.

It is a testament to the hard work of staff and students that our outcomes, standards and quality of education are so strong and life changing. We have a strong focus on academics and ensuring all students leave with the qualifications that will allow them to go onto their first choice at Post 16. We are also immensely proud of our broad and balanced curriculum, which is designed to prepare our students for life beyond school, both academically and socially.

It is incredibly important to us that our students can be the very best possible version of themselves and we work with all of our students to ensure they have the best possible outcomes and also the best possible character, to allow this to happen. We are driven to enable all of our students to be individuals, who can make a positive contribution to their local and wider communities.

I hope that you enjoy exploring our website – please contact us if you require any further information.

Very best wishes,
Mr. M. Gordon – Headteacher

Positive Feedback

The staff at The Horizon School, Hartlepool take time to listen and build relationships with all the students.

Annais (Student)

I have a better relationship with the teachers at The Horizon School, Hartlepool. They listen to me and help me with my work

Sean (Student)

Teachers have high aspirations for pupils and their next steps in life...Pupils are well prepared to leave school after Year 11.

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