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16:20 PM - 13 Dec 2017

Rehearsals are well under way for the Sixth Form Panto next week (oooh nooo they're not) (ooooh yes they are)!! https://t.co/D5DQWScNWo

14:28 PM - 8 Dec 2017

Well done to Y11 who have done the first two days of their GCSE mock exams!

22:08 PM - 3 Dec 2017

PRE visit: well done to Y10 who have been a delight to travel with this weekend. They have worked hard, listened, learnt and seen for themselves evidence of horrific human acts. And now to bed!

22:05 PM - 3 Dec 2017

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Will never forget meeting an Auschwitz survivor. Will never forget the tattoo on her arm or her story

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10:47 AM - 3 Dec 2017

PRE visit: excellent exhibition at the Galicia Jewish museum followed by student workshops and a meeting with an Auschwitz survivor, a former child prisoner who was a subject of Dr Mengele's experiments, who told us about her story and showed us her number tattoo. Very moving. https://t.co/ZwCqYSY32K

06:23 AM - 3 Dec 2017

Retweeted From Sue Davison

This will be one of the most memorable school trips Hinchley Wood students will make in their school years.

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21:31 PM - 2 Dec 2017

PRE visit: back at the hotel after nearly 16 hours out. Mr B's gadget says we have walked 11.1 miles, Mr C's says 11km. In any case it's been a good but hard day. Very moving visit to Auschwitz this morning, students laid candles and had a moment of reflection at the memorials. https://t.co/2Xav3CzUZ0

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12:30 PM - 2 Dec 2017

PRE visit: moving visit and moment of reflection at Birkenau. Now back to Krakow for a bit of down time before visiting Schindler's factory https://t.co/cGcSynGMDD

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07:46 AM - 2 Dec 2017

PRE visit: starting our tour of Auschwitz-Birkenau https://t.co/E3ipgiPAjF

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20:10 PM - 1 Dec 2017

Successful first day in Krakow for the PRE visit - walked at least six miles, had lush food and learnt lots. Hopefully an earlyish night before our visit to the Auschwitz museum tomorrow. https://t.co/TBAh1oojLu

Music

The school was designated as a specialist music college by the Department for Education in 2005.  In order to achieve this status the school had to raise £50,000 along with a detailed plan for promoting the development of music across the school and in the wider community.  In return the school received £100,000 for capital funding and an annual grant to support the programme. The funds were used to build a dedicated  music suite with fully equipped classrooms, practice rooms and a state of the art recording studio.

In 2010 the Coalition Government stopped the specialist schools programme and devolved the money to schools. Hinchley Wood School is still committed to the programme and has continued to fund and develop new opportunities for students in and outside the classroom.   

In addition to the obvious benefits of providing students with an exceptional learning environment, there is a well developed community programme offering music workshops, adult group lessons, ICT courses and rehearsal facilities for both student and locally based bands and groups.

The school forges links with a wide range of organisations such as the Royal College of Music and schools in other countries. Students also have the opportunity to broaden their musical experiences abroad, such as a music tour every other year; these have included Barcelona, Vienna, where students performed at various public venues, and the ultimate jazz city, New Orleans.