HopeWell School

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Restoring Hope, Releasing Potential, Rebuilding Lives

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Hopewell is an independent special school for children and young people who have an EHCP for social, emotional, mental health and learning needs.

We provide child centred specialist education and therapeutic support across our two sites the school based in Dagenham and our vocational centre motorvations@hopewell in Romford.

We believe passionately in supporting and nurturing our pupils as well as aspiring to provide them with outstanding and creative learning opportunities.

By empowering our pupils, building their self-confidence and enabling them to develop their individual strengths we endeavour to provide them with the skills they need to lead constructive and fulfilling adult lives.

Parent's Views

"The school are absolutely fantastic with understanding my son's needs. We couldn't be happier!"

"The school adapted the learning to suit my son's needs to help him engage and this helped."

"Keep doing what you are doing! The school did amazing with my son . He is a happy person."

"I am very impressed and satisfied with the support the school has given to my son."

"I think the School has been brilliant from the day he first started"


    Hopewell is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.

    We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

    Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSLs)​

    Designated Safeguarding Lead

    Franck Coido


    0208 5936610

    Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

    Rani Chahal


    Safeguarding Support

    Ricardo Lewis



    "Pupils enjoy being part of a safe and secure school environment"

    Ofsted 2023

    "Staff know pupils well and are alert to changes in behaviour that could indicate any concerns."

    Ofsted 2023

      Our Curriculum

      "The curriculum makes a very strong contribution to promoting pupils' spiritual, moral, social and cultural development."

      Ofsted 2019

      "The curriculum enables pupils to achieve qualifications that allow them to progress successfully to the next stage of their lives"

      Ofsted 2019

        Personal Development and Achievement Programme

        The aim of the PDA Programme is to provide our pupils with the opportunity to develop key character skills and attributes-  RESPECT, COMMUNICATION,COLLABORATION, PERSERVERENCE,PROBLEM SOLVING, RESILIENCE, ADAPTABILITY, TEAM WORKING.

        By taking part in our programme of activities we aim to:

        develop their self-esteem, self-confidence and resilience, including an understanding of how to improve their own learning and performance, so that they are well prepared for the next stage of their lives

        understand that the decisions they make are important factors of their own success and well-being and positive outcomes.

        develop spiritual, moral and cultural understanding and an appreciation of non-material aspects of life, whether religious, philosophical or other

        distinguish right from wrong, understand and respect systems of rules and laws, and accept responsibility for their own behaviour, including towards others

        are socially aware and so are able to work effectively with others, including to solve problems and achieve common goals

        fulfil responsibilities and contribute positively to the lives of others within the school, the local community and wider society

        respect and value diversity within society, show respect for and appreciation of their own and other cultures, and demonstrate sensitivity and tolerance to those from different backgrounds and traditions

        know how to stay safe and understand how to be physically and mentally healthy, particularly in terms of diet, exercise and a balanced lifestyle

        Enjoy themselves!!!

        "The school provides pupils with a strong personal development offer"

        Ofsted 2023

        "Leaders focus on developing pupils' positive character traits."

        Ofsted 2023


          Our therapeutic offer is available for all pupils and their families and runs alongside our curriculum timetable.  Pupils can access individual therapy, as well as taking part in our group sessions which are used to support pupils with the development of positive and social interactions with each other.

          Currently our therapy offer includes:

          Child psychotherapy

          Music Therapy

          Drama Therapy

          Therapeutic Play

          Anger Management

          Positive Relationships/ Social Interaction

          Creative Arts Therapeutic Intervention

          Parent/Carer Therapy

          Access to Educational Psychology

          Individual and Group Mentoring

          Our therapy is delivered by a qualified child psychotherapist, drama therapist and music therapist as well as therapy assistants who lead on the Therapeutic play and Creative Arts.
          Mentoring sessions are facilitated by Potential Mentoring.
          All of our therapists have external, confidential supervision in which they discuss and monitor their practice.

          Our Latest Inspection

          "Pupils get a fresh start at Hopewell School"

          Ofsted 2023

          "Children learn to keep themselves safe online and outside the school environment"

          Ofsted 2023

          "Staff support pupils to manage difficult situations, including through therapeutic sessions."

          Ofsted 2023

          "The vocational offer is ambitious preparing pupils for their next steps."

          Ofsted 2023

          "Leaders, staff and therapists work together well. They identify and support pupils emotional and behavioural needs."

          Ofsted 2023

          " Pupils know that if they need extra help to manage their emotions, then a member of staff is always available"

          Ofsted 2023


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            Autumn 2023

            4 th September INSET Day
            5 th September Target Setting
            5 th September Term starts
            23 rd – 27 th October Half term
            30 th October INSET Day
            21 st December Last day of term

            Spring 2024

            8 th January INSET Day
            9 th January Target setting
            9 th January Term starts
            19 th – 23 rd February Half term
            28 th March Last day of term

            Summer 2024

            15 th April INSET Day
            16 th April Target setting
            16 th April Term starts
            6 th May Bank Holiday
            27 th May – 31 st June Half term
            1 st & 2 nd July INSET Day
            19 th July Last day of term

            Contact Us


            0208 593 6610

            acting Head Teacher: 

            Franck Coido


            Chair of Governors:

            Matt Miller MBE



             Mr Herman Allen



            Baden Powell Close
            RM9 6XN


            13 Maldon Road
            RM7 0JB

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