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Hardwick Hall




Hardwick Hall is located on the outskirts of Chesterfield, and is one of the most famous and most frequently visited National Trust locations in Derbyshire. Hardwick is one of the most splendid houses in England. Built by Bess of Hardwick in the 1590s, and unaltered since: yet its huge windows and high ceilings make it feel strikingly modern. Outside, stone gleams and glass glitters in the light. Its six towers make a dramatic skyline. Climbing up through the house, from one spectacular floor to the next, is a thrilling architectural experience. Rich tapestries, plaster friezes and alabaster fireplaces colour the rooms, culminating in the hauntingly atmospheric Long Gallery.


At the Long Eaton School, students who are members of Hardwick Hall can be identified by their yellow pin badges. The students work together collectively in their House on regular occasions such as Challenge Day & Sports Day, competing against the other three houses for House Points. Students representing Hardwick can currently look forward to representing their House in upcoming events such as Football, Softball, Rounders and Fishing. 


Head of House


Mr D Hoyle


House Captains


Hardwick has 10 House Captains each year from across Years 7-11. They have responsibility for organising Hardwick's teams for competitions. We also have two Senior House Captains from the sixth form who help Heads of House organise whole school events like Challenge Day and Sports Day.