The Hawthorne’s Free School opened on 1st September 2012, admitting pupils from 11 to 16 years of age. This rapidly improving Academy has become a popular choice for parents. We have high expectations of all our young people and learning takes place in a calm, friendly and purposeful way. We value our community links and feel that these partnerships make a significant contribution to raising student’s aspirations and developing an ethos of sharing and learning that is central to life at The Hawthorne’s.