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Welcome to the Hawkswood Group

We are an aspirational federation, comprising of three wonderfully diverse provisions:

  • Hawkswood Primary PRU and SEMH provision
  • Hawkswood Secondary Therapeutic and SEMH provsion
  • Burnside Secondary School PRU

We create the environment to enable each of our young people to lead an enriched, successful and happy life. Together, we focus on developing the skills, attitudes and qualities for each individual young person to move successfully along to the next stage of their life journey.

This includes a fundamental commitment to accelerating academic outcomes that reflect the best of each student's ability but with the holistic focus on enabling sustained healthy relationships. We believe that these are essential for success, future employment and maintaining strong resilient mental wellbeing. We encourage and value healthy attitudes to keeping themselves and others safe and well. The wellbeing of everyone is an equal priority, as we model our provision around the highest principles to: Empower - Aspire - Achieve.

We work in partnership with Waltham Forest Local Authority and with schools and colleges exists to make sure that all children, regardless of their background, have access to a great education and real choices in life here in our locality and beyond.  We believe that, with the right approach, every child has the potential to succeed - even those in the most challenging circumstances.
We are now recognised as one of the highest achieving transformational group of PRUs in the country and support others nationally to create the learning enriched environment for them to achieve our aspirational outcomes. But we have a lot more to do to ensure excellence becomes the reality for every child.

All of our provisions are tailored to suit individual needs and we continually strive to support aspiration in every child who joins our family. We’re extremely proud of what they can and have achieved as typically our pupils perform in line with similar pupils nationally. The Hawkswood Group of provisions is firmly committed to Empower - Aspire and Achievement for all


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  • Hawkswood Group

  • Hawkswood Primary PRU

  • Burnside Secondary PRU

  • Therapeutic School