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Hamilton School's Learning Journey

“Success is a journey, not a destination.” - Arthur Ashe (1943-93), Tennis champion.

All students are on a learning journey which they will continue all the way through their adult lives. For most of our students, Hamilton School will accompany them for seven years of that journey.

In order that that journey is stimulating, enjoyable and successful for all our students we ensure that:

  • students have access to curriculum pathways and a broad range courses appropriate to their strengths, needs and aspirations

  • students are taught using a wide range of techniques and resources which promote deep learning and understanding

  • students develop a range of skills and learning habits so that they can manage their own learning as much as possible

  • students are both supported and challenged where necessary

  • students and parents know and understand their end of key stage performance targets

  • students and parents know and understand what they need to do to ensure students make strong progress towards their targets

  • teachers and teaching assistants understand how they can help every student in their care to progress along their personal Learning Journey.


Reports are written for each student at the end of the academic year. The reports highlight where the student is at in terms of the subject curriculum and what they are succeeding at and area for improvement.

Progress Meetings

Students and parents are invited to a calendared meeting with subject staff every term. The purpose of this is to discuss targets, progress and strategies for improvement. Parents and students may request additional appointments with teachers at any point throughout the year.