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The Hammond Centenary 1917-2017

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LOWER SCHOOL ENTRANCE EXAMINATION AND MUSIC AND DRAMA AUDITIONS SATURDAY 28TH JANUARY. PLEASE CALL 01244 305350 FOR DETAILS AND CLICK HERE

HAMMOND GRADUATE SHOWCASE 2017! PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR DATES, VENUES AND DETAILS.

Year 5 Taster Day 14th June 2017. Please click here for full details and application form


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PLEASE NOTE THAT THE DVD OF OLIVER! WILL BE AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE AFTER CHRISTMAS - WE WILL WRITE TO ALL PARENTS ADVISING THEM OF THIS.

GCSE MOCK TIMETABLES ARE NOW AVAILABLE TO VIEW IN ACADEMIC

Boys' Day of Dance 2017 will be held on SUNDAY 29TH JANUARY 2017.  For Full details and application form please click HERE  AND LOOK AT BOYS' MASTERCLASSES IN DANCE DROPDOWN

BREAKING NEWS!!    Once again The Hammond is Officially recognised as Outstanding IN ALL  CATEGORIES by OFSTED  - 2011 AND 2016  Please click HERE to see the report.

  PLEASE CLICK HERE TO SEE THE HAMMOND'S INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS INSPECTORATE INTEGRATED INSPECTION REPORT .  

Click HERE for Term Dates 2016-17

 

Boarding & Accommodation

To see The Hammond's Boarding Mission Statement, please click HERE

 

The Hammond has two boarding houses, for girls and boys between the ages of 11 - 16.  Hampton Lodge, the larger of the two, accommodates the girls in a large three storey building with dorms in various sizes, whilst Clovelly accommodates boys in two-bedded dorms for older boys and a larger dorm for years 7 & 8s.  Both houses are run by a professional team of housemasters and housemistresses who strive to provide a warm and homely feel which allows students to achieve their potential.  All staff are continuously updating their training with the Boarding School Association and all are trained in the safeguarding of children and in first aid. Senior house staff are also qualified in Boarding Management.

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The houses are within walking distance of each other and many activities are arranged at weekends when the students have a chance to mix.  Chester City Centre is within easy walking distance so shopping, swimming and cinema are regular trips, with other activities also on hand. Staff have the use of the school minibus at weekends which allows trips further afield. 

The main school campus is about two miles away from the boarding houses so the boarders are bussed to and from school each day.  Boarders enjoy living away from the school as it gives them a feeling of "going home" at the end of the day.

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All students are registered with The Hammond G.P, and we also have a physiotherapist who visits the school on a twice weekly basis. Dependent  upon the treatment needed, students can either be treated on site or at the physiotherapy practice. Students are accompanied to medical appointments. The Hammond will inform parents of any  medical issues and boarders are encouraged to telephone home to discuss important matters. The staff are happy to talk to parents and visits are welcomed as house staff realise that some students and parents have to adjust when a child boards for the first time. A sympathetic, experienced member of staff can support both the homesick child and the concerned parent.

 Boarding Trip

Boarders enjoy varied trips in their free time, including theatre and camping (above)

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The Oasis Restaurant is at the centre of the school community. Diet is carefully monitored and the catering staff prepare all daily meals for the students of the school. All dietary needs are catered for and the school prides itself on the quality of the nutrition it provides.

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