How legacies make a difference

All our activities are supported by the Mary Hare Foundation, which relies on the kindness of people like you. Whether that’s upgrading equipment in classes, investing in new technology, or improving social areas. All of our major building works such as the recent purpose-built Primary School have been supported by the Foundation.

Gifts in Wills can help us to secure the future of deaf children and young people. Mary Hare ensures that deaf children and young people get the education they deserve to thrive after graduation. Alongside a cohort of deaf peers where friendships are formed for life.

For many years now there has been an argument put forward by successive governments that children with special needs should be ‘integrated’ into their local mainstream school, receiving additional specialist support as required. For deaf children this support may mean no more than a radio microphone in the classroom and a few hours of one-to-one tuition a week with a Teacher of the Deaf missing crucial lesson time.

Why you'd might like to help.

We’d love you to hear from those at every stage in their Mary Hare journey from Primary to Graduation.

Mainstream couldn’t meet our daughter’s needs. Her true education didn’t start until she began at Mary Hare Primary. She is now at Mary Hare Secondary and... she is growing in every way and has real friendships. Her impairment is constantly taken into consideration but doesn’t define her. The speech therapy support, on site audiology, peer group and specialist teaching provide the only environment where she can truly relax to learn.

Mary Hare Primary pupil parent

I will always be grateful to Mary Hare for giving me the opportunity to have an equal access to education and enabling me to believe anything is achievable regardless of my deafness. I love working in Engineering because every day is never the same and I enjoy the opportunities that come with the job.

Ex pupil - Jennifer McGee