22:59 PM - 8 Nov 2019

Year 9 students on the WW1 Battlefields visit are due to arrive back to school at around 23:45. The staff would like to thank the students for an excellent visit.

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19:35 PM - 8 Nov 2019

Year 9 Battlefields visit. Students have paid their respects to the soldiers who fought in the Great War and explored important sites linked to their study of the experiences of WW1. The students have been a real credit to the school. https://t.co/ig6F9l9GRs

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15:34 PM - 30 Oct 2019

Fantastic final day in Berlin. Students enjoyed the visits to the panorama 360 Berlin Wall exhibition and the Stasi museum. https://t.co/U7dxJW78vJ

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19:28 PM - 29 Oct 2019

Lovely end to day two with a yummy evening meal and bowling 🎳 https://t.co/AREXdZivy6

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17:14 PM - 29 Oct 2019

A poignant and compelling visit to Sachsenhausen concentration camp this morning followed by an enlightening walking tour of Berlin this afternoon https://t.co/gzehF2Vhmx

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20:57 PM - 28 Oct 2019

Quick stop at the Brandenburg Gate before our visit to the Reichstag this evening 🇩🇪 https://t.co/fe6xto3rxl

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17:40 PM - 28 Oct 2019

Lovely afternoon stroll down at the East Side Gallery. Fantastic to bring learning in the classroom to life 📚👨‍🏫 https://t.co/xQRnAFXRqZ

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10:36 AM - 28 Oct 2019

Year 11 history students have arrived safely in Berlin. First stop: Olympiastadion 🇩🇪 ⚽️ https://t.co/eRuKPR6KDY

13:43 PM - 11 Oct 2019

The Marchants Hill Visit is ready to depart with tired but happy students. It is on schedule to arrive at school for 2.30pm pick up. Students will be dismissed at 2.30pm from the north playground - please note that you will not be able to collect before this time.

14:53 PM - 10 Oct 2019

Another exciting day was had by all at Marchants Hill today. Students are in great spirits and have been working together and overcoming new challenges! All are tired but happy and looking forward to the disco evening tonight. The estimated time of arrival back tomorrow 2.30pm.

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.  Click here for the recording studio website.

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.

Click here to follow our brand new Soundcloud page, where you can hear our students’ performances. Latest recordings feature the Xmas concert at St Andrew’s Church in Surbiton.