Welcome to the Thomas Hardye School
Welcome to the website of The Thomas Hardye School. As headteacher, I know this is a school unlike any other. Our reputation for excellence is founded not just on our students’ excellent academic results, but on our sense of community, our incredible extra-curricular offer and our focus on all aspects of students’ development.
We challenge all our students to excel. From the way they wear their uniform to the way they approach their studies, we want them to look back on their years at the school with a sense of pride – both in their achievements and in the challenges they have overcome. Our outstanding facilities means students can find their passions, whether they be in the classroom, on the sports field, in the music room or on the stage.
On this website, you can learn about the extra-curricular opportunities, visits, international links, charity and community work, environmental projects, visiting speakers, performances, exhibitions and sports. In other words, all the things that make us distinctive. Thank you very much for your interest.
Nick Rutherford - Headteacher
Author VisitMarch 27th 2023
On 24th March Luke Palmer, author and poet, visited the school and spoke to all of Years 9 and 10 about his journey to becoming an author, his debut young adult novel ‘Grow’ and the themes this contained.
Sixth Form Debating SuccessMarch 17th 2023
The school has recently achieved notable success in international debating competitions. Lottie, Oliver and Finlay came second in the regional round of the MACE debates on Friday 3rd March in the grounds of Salisbury Cathedral.
Year 11 student takes part in Rotary Young chef CompetitionMarch 4th 2023
Recently Dan Smith 11KE, travelled all the way to Burnham-on-Sea to take part in the District Final of the Rotary Young Chef competition...
Student Finance PresentationMarch 3rd 2023
This week, as part of the Sixth Form Futures Programme, the University of Exeter visited the school to talk to year 13 students about student loans and finance.
World Book Day CelebrationsMarch 2nd 2023
This year the school has celebrated our ongoing love of reading in many ways. On 1 March fifty staff from across the school dressed up as a book character...
Early ApplicantsFebruary 10th 2023
The Thomas Hardye Sixth Form is celebrating the fantastic success of its year 13 Oxford and Cambridge applicants. Nine students have been successful in achieving an offer to study at one of the prestigious universities.
Wessex Amazing Book AwardFebruary 9th 2023
Students from the Year 10 Book Club took a trip to Talbot Heath School in Bournemouth for the prize giving ceremony of the Wessex Amazing Book Award (WABA).
Hurrah for the HPQ!February 3rd 2023
On Tuesday 31st January, 16 Year 11 students presented their final reports as part of the AQA Higher Project Qualification.
Harry Potter Book NightFebruary 3rd 2023
Expelliarmus! Nearly 20 students came along to HP book night in the Library. Activities included book folding Hogwarts house mascots and owls, a treasure hunt using book clues around the Library, puzzles and popcorn.
Let’s Go Eco!February 2nd 2023
There is a tangible, positive energy in school at the moment in connection with all things eco.
THS Studio Podcast: Episode 2 - Bella LauxJanuary 27th 2023
In this episode, music tech student Chester Downton-Barlow speaks to former student Bella Laux about releasing her first track, how she balances her passion for music...
Bristol debate battle: THS students talk the talkJanuary 23rd 2023
On Saturday 20th of January, students from years 11 – 13 left early to take part in the a strenuous day’s debating as part of the Cambridge Union Debates.
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