Made to Measure School

Hebden Bridge Secondary School offers a one-day-a-week school on Thursdays for home-educated children. With each child and parent we agree a personalised learning plan to determine how the student prefers to study inside and outside of the classroom.  The students self-direct their way through our unique educational programme that integrates the mind and body into an interconnected, creative world of study.  We aim to build up to opening a full-time school in September 2017  which will run parallel with the part-time option.

We also plan to open a one-day-a-week school in Manchester in the coming months. Register your interest here!

All topics studied prepare students for GCSEs.

  • Children are taught in one group of Key stage 3, aged between 10 and 13.
  • The school day follows the timetable below, every Thursday.
  • Individually tailored tutoring hours are available on other days.
  • Students can be set homework. This is agreed between teachers, students and parents as part of a personalised learning plan.
  • Students set up and manage community volunteer projects.
  • Parents can take holidays with their children whenever they want.
  • Students can join the group at any time and will be charged pro-rata for the term (from when they join until the end of that term).
  • A school camp will be scheduled in July 2017 for those who wish to come along.
  • Fees for 2016-17


The School Day

8:30     Register. PE inc Yoga* +Meditation
9:30     Cross-curricular topic** (CCT)
10:20    CCT
11:10     Break
11:30    School Democratic Meeting
12:30    Lunch
1:30     CCT
2:10     CCT
2:50     Break
3:00     CCT
3:40     Reflection + preparation for the following day.
4:00     Finish

* Yoga is a shorthand for any physical activity that is done mindfully so it could be martial arts, tai chi, capoeira, sports etc…

** Cross curricular topics last one half term so there will be 6 in total over the first year. They will blend English Literature, Science, History, Geography, Art, RE, Philosophy + Ethics, Citizenship, Music, Dance, Languages, ICT, Photography, Film-making, Presentation skills.

An example of a Cross Curricular Topic

 Sugar and Slavery

Science: carbohydrates, proteins, fats. Molecules. The digestive system.
PSHE: addictions, health effects.
History: slave trade. Link to cotton industry and The Calder Valley.
Music: the music of the slaves and its connection to rock and roll, soul, gospel, jazz and R&B
Human geography: economics of sugar.  Processed food industry
Visit: The Tate Gallery Liverpool and Liverpool International Slavery Museum.
Art: represent what you have learnt and what it means to you.

To register for a an open morning click here.