We believe passionately that education does not stop once a student leaves the classroom and that opportunities for learning and development exist in everything we do. We make full use of our magnificent rural setting to enable children of all ages to be exposed to a wide range of learning environments and challenges.
We are extremely fortunate to have strong links with the Eden Project in Cornwall and are able to share in many of the exciting initiatives coming from such a world renowned centre for sustainable education.
Hurst Lodge students appreciate that they all have a wide responsibility to each other and to their environment and many choose to complete research in this field for their extended project in the sixth form or as part of their work experience in Year 10. Our ‘Grumpy Duck Pickle Company’ provides opportunity for enterprise and entrepreneurship.
Our boys and girls enjoy competition in the traditional team sports as well as enormous success in the swimming pool, tennis, golf, basketball, athletics and cross country, making the most of our twenty acre campus.
We are very proud to have been represented in the 2012 London Olympics by one of our alumni.
The Hurst Lodge annual ski trip to France is enormously popular.
We believe that children should be as healthy as possible and sport and fitness play a big part in life at Hurst Lodge. We aim for all our students to represent the school in sport during their time with us and the boys and girls enjoy our house competitions and galas enormously as well as our tournament, biathlons and annual cross country festival.
Outdoor learning forms a key part of life at Hurst Lodge from our Forest Schools for Little Hurst and Junior Hurst children to survival, bee keeping and horticulture for our seniors.
We have our own smallholding with chickens, ducks, pigs, bees, a polytunnel, gardens and woodland where students are taught the importance of bio-diversity and sustainability through clubs, societies and activities including our own unique natural science programme.
The range of extra-curricular opportunities available to the boys and girls at Hurst Lodge is extensive and varied, catering for the students’ diverse talents and interests.
Programmes such as the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award scheme teach independence, leadership and responsibility.