Mrs Fiona Cottam
Welcome to Hartland International School.
We care passionately – about excellent learning and teaching, about learning for life, about education – but most of all we care passionately about the children in our care.
Hartland is a unique and vibrant place filled with the energy of inquisitive minds and the dynamics of individual characters.
We know that children have an array of differing needs, both educational and emotional, but they also have an exciting assortment of dreams, hopes and aspirations. Your children and their successes are at the heart of all that I and my staff commit to. Working with the skilled Hartland staff of today and the future, I am confident that we will realise and further develop the vision and philosophy that was the founding bedrock of the school.
We strive for academic excellence in a well-disciplined, friendly and supportive community of over 60 nationalities which encourages all to succeed. We believe that if children feel happy and secure they will flourish and grow as individuals, whether through academic and pastoral engagement in the enriched curriculum during and after school, or through our focus on shared values and the Hartland Way.
When you walk through our corridors, I am certain that you will feel and see that sense of delight and diligence but also awe and wonder on the faces of our children. Our students enjoy their education and have positive attitudes to learning. They are confident, friendly, happy, well-motivated and lively in their outlook and in their approach to all that they do. They also display a strong sense of pride in their school, from the very youngest in Foundation Stage to those in the growing secondary section of the school. There is without doubt a palpable feeling of community spirit and co-operation between staff, students, parents and our wider community.
At Hartland, we understand that education is about guiding and supporting young people on a pathway of success: my staff and I are confident that each child in our care will unlock and realise that potential and indeed, aspire beyond with our support. We also recognise that education is a shared responsibility between family and school and we truly value the partnership that we forge with our parents.
Choosing a school is one of the most important decisions a family makes and we hope that the information on our website will help you and your child make an informed choice.