BSL lessons starting September

Our popular BSL (British Sign Language) classes are booking now for September. Whether you are a beginner or improver we have a class for you.  To book on the courses email  Evening classes start on Thursday 14th September. 

Ofsted rate our care as outstanding

Brighton-based Hamilton Lodge were delighted to be awarded a rating of ‘outstanding’ by the Welfare Sector Inspectorate OFSTED. Hamilton Lodge is a specialist school for deaf children and has been operating from the same site since 1945. Last year, a new provision opened within the school for children with more complex needs in response to … Read more »

Technology day – the joy of learning

Technology days are a way of bringing STEM subjects; science, technology and maths to life for pupils. Staff create a practical day to develop a joy of learning through doing. The pupils apply the skills they have learned all year to be really creative and work as a team.  This year the theme was Fete Fun. … Read more »

Staff take on inflatable challenge

A team of ten staff took part in the 5k inflatable challenge on 1st July in Chelmsford, Essex.  We are really proud of them for completing the challenge and raising money for the school as well. The team raised £1,200 for the school through their friends and family. Everyone is really proud of them. They … Read more »

School Governor awarded MBE for charitable service

Congratulations to Mr David Sawyer! He is our longest serving Governor & Trustee. He has been awarded the MBE by the Queen. Mr Sawyer said, “I feel very privileged and I am overwhelmed with emotion in being offered an MBE in recognition of my enjoyable service in the volunteering and charitable work.” Our Principal, David … Read more »

Pedal to the Pebbles success

37 supporters cycled 45 miles from Merstham to Brighton last Saturday in support of Hamilton Lodge School and College. Starting at Connevans’ headquarters, all participants were treated to pain au chocolat, bananas and coffee courtesy of the company, before making their way to Hamilton Lodge, where the bike ride finished. The deaf-inclusive event, Pedal to … Read more »

Morgan passes first time!

We are so proud of Morgan H. who is the first FE student to pass both his Driving Theory test and his Practical Driving test first time! Congratulations Morgan, your hard work has paid off! Here’s Morgan’s story in his words: I’ve recently passed my driving test (practical) on my first try! I’ve been practising … Read more »

Volunteer artists bring glass work and printing workshops to Hamilton Lodge

Local Brighton artists Omeima Mudawi-Rowlings and Miranda Ellis have been volunteering their time and their creative skills to the pupils of Hamilton Lodge through regular workshops. As part of their innovative collaboration ‘Eye 2 Eye’, Omeima; a deaf textiles artist and Miranda; a glass artist and BSL interpreter, have been giving some lucky pupils the … Read more »

Former student in marathon effort for deaf education

Oliver Westbury, a former student at Hamilton Lodge, ran this year’s London Marathon to support three deaf schools. This was his 26th marathon and he has run marathons in 26 countries. You can read more about Oliver’s personal challenge combining running and travelling on his website here.  He ran the London marathon in 3hrs 14 … Read more »

Lights, Camera, Action!

A film crew from Blue Marlin Television came into school lastweek. They had chosen Hamilton Lodge as a location to do some filming for a BSLZone Christmas special and asked our secondary pupils to do some acting, too. Pupils worked really hard and had great fun acting out part of the song, ‘The Twelve Days … Read more »

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