Mary Hare Secondary School for the Deaf (Special)

Type of service:
Schools And Education Providers
Arlington Manor, Snelsmore Common, Newbury, Berkshire RG14 3BQ
Telephone number:
01635 244 200
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Service description:

A non-maintained special secondary school for students from year 7 through to 6th form, who have a hearing impairment (HI). The school offers both boarding (residential) places and day places. It uses an auditory oral approach and teaches through spoken and written English.

Every class uses the 'Group Hearing Aid' which means students can hear each other in the class as well as the teacher. All teaching rooms are acoustically treated with interactive whiteboards to support learning. Students come from BSL and non BSL backgrounds. Students do not use sign in the classroom but can sign in social environments.

The school is funded by the Mary Hare Foundation (registered charity number: 1002680).

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Age range:
11 years - 19 years
British Sign Language
Ofsted Inspection Grade:
Good (02 July 2019)
Eligibility criteria:
  • Age - School (5-18)
  • Age - Adulthood (18-25)
  • Assessment (EHA,EHCP,RMC)
  • SEND descriptors
Referral route:
  • Professional referral
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