The Hammond exists in order to provide an excellent academic environment for young people, combined with specialist artistic and vocational training of the highest quality in Dance, Drama and Music.


The school recognises and values achievement, encouraging young people to adopt an individual learning style which develops their self-knowledge, selfesteem and self-confidence. In a supportive and challenging creative environment, our young people develop and flourish.


We value co-operation, tolerance and friendship. We work closely in partnership with parents and carers in order to realise the full potential of every young person in all areas of school life.