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Activities and facilities

Hurworth House School is committed to providing a learning environment which supports our young people to reach their potential. In addition to expert teaching and therapy services, we have also given careful consideration to the school environment itself to ensure it is a place which works for our students and is responsive to their sensory needs. Standout features include:

  • Therapeutic facilities
    • Our state-of-the-art sensory room has a variety of specialist equipment
    • We have two intervention rooms for transitions and 1:1 work
    • Separate room for educational psychology sessions
  • Carefully planned school layout
    • Each Key Stage group has its own area of the school to minimise potentially difficult transitions during the school day
    • A fob system on doors between main areas of the building prevents the school from becoming too busy or chaotic and so help pupils with anxiety issues
    • A dedicated sixth form area gives older students more independence
  • Specialist teaching facilities
    • We have a large ICT suite, DT workshop, art studio, food technology kitchen, music room and science laboratory
    • ‘The Hub’ classroom is specially designed for students with autism
  • A low stimulus environment
    • We have a quiet garden area with picnic facilities
    • Lunch is split between two sittings to help those with anxiety issues by ensuring the dining hall does not become crowded during mealtimes

Educational trips

Hurworth House School regularly organises a variety of educational trips, which are always linked to learning in a specific subject area. These objective-led trips help to reinforce young people’s classroom-based learning and have previously included:

  • Art galleries
  • Beamish
  • Eden Camp

Rolling activities programme

Students enjoy our varied activities programme which we run during lunchtimes and after school. Young people can choose to take part in a wide range of activities, such as:

  • Jewellery making
  • Animal care (looking after class rabbits and hamsters)
  • Gardening club
  • Guest speakers
  • Duke of Edinburgh
  • Prince’s Trust Award

Sporting facilities

We encourage all of our students to lead an active and healthy lifestyle by offering a wide range of sporting activities. Pupils have access to a variety of sports facilities in the local area, which gives them valuable opportunities to interact with the community. Our young people regularly enjoy using the:

  • Gym and fitness centre
  • Fishing lake
  • Swimming pool
  • Golf driving range
  • Sports stadium
  • Outdoor sports fields

Annual events

Hurworth House School organises a regular programme of events which gives us the opportunity to come together as a school and to celebrate the fantastic achievements of our young people. Events include a summer BBQ where we invite the local community, including neighbours, commissioners and parents as well as our Christmas pantomime.