I am very proud to welcome you to The Hurst Community College; a successful, vibrant community school with excellent facilities.

At The Hurst, we are committed to developing all of our pupils into confident learners who are not only equipped to gain excellent exam outcomes but also to ensure that they are developed into confident, caring and respectful citizens beyond their lives at school. Our key principles at the school are built around the four values of Ambition, Commitment, Excellence and Respect, and these values are displayed by staff and students on a daily basis.

We are passionate that all students have access to an outstanding learning environment; our class sizes are smaller than average, and all of our lessons our delivered by expert specialist staff, in all subject areas, in all year groups.

Our students our happy and safe, respectful and respected, and always encouraged to aim high, and the relationships between staff and students are a key component of our success. Our ambition is that every pupil feels challenged and stimulated during their time at The Hurst, both in and out of lessons. The school offers a fantastic array of enrichment activities and trips to cater for all tastes.

The Hurst is a thriving and forward-looking establishment. For a fuller flavour of our dynamic and nurturing environment you are most welcome to come and see us in action. Please contact me to arrange a visit.

Sean Furness
Acting Headteacher

OFSTED said…

“Leaders have worked well together to create an inclusive and celebratory culture evident throughout the school”

“Pupils are well behaved, confident and articulate.”

“Pupils are proud of the active role that they are encouraged to play in shaping the school community”

“The overwhelming majority of parents who responded to Parent View, Ofsted’s online questionnaire, are also very positive about the work of leaders and staff overall. Typical comments are, ‘The teachers are caring, committed and passionate’ and, ‘They inspire and support the pupils well’.”

Contact Information

The Hurst Community College

Brimpton Road




RG26 5NL


Tel: 0118 9817474


For our parent/staff communication procedure, please CLICK HERE

For all staff contact details please CLICK HERE

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Learning Support Staff

  Mrs Morgan Head of Department and SENCO
  Mrs C Hornsey Assistant Head of Department 
  Miss Dixon Teacher
  Mrs Godfrey  Higher Level Teaching Assistant 
  Mrs Lemm Higher Level Teaching Assistant 
  Mrs Russell Teaching Assistant (Learning Support Assistant)
  Mrs Capel Teaching Assistant (Learning Support Assistant)
  Mrs Knap Teaching Assistant (Learning Support Assistant)
  Mrs Lewis Teaching Assistant (Learning Support Assistant)
  Mrs Ryan-Henney Teaching Assistant (Learning Support Assistant)
  Mrs Rawlings Teaching Assistant (Learning Support Assistant) 
  Mrs Kinniburgh Teaching Assistant (Learning Support Assistant)