http://www.twitter.com/hinchleywschool/status/1331897398516445186

09:47 AM - 26 Nov 2020

"The class of 2023 have once again been doing great things around school this week. A special mention to Kiran who received the Head of Learning’s star of the week award" https://t.co/oeTi9vUNdT

14:54 PM - 25 Nov 2020

Our Art & DT department is now tweeting - please spread the word! https://t.co/puXFwzxqlZ

http://www.twitter.com/hinchleywschool/status/1331214968470056964

12:35 PM - 24 Nov 2020

“Last week’s whole school assembly was on the topic of ‘making a difference in the school and local community this Christmas’. One of the key ways we want to do this is by supporting our local foodbank this year”. https://t.co/ArB7h41OA1

08:04 AM - 24 Nov 2020

Episode 2 of the MFL podcast: https://t.co/27iVq2QJHx

http://www.twitter.com/hinchleywschool/status/1328986181183430656

08:59 AM - 18 Nov 2020

‘Another week and another set of students in year 9 who have gone above and beyond. A special mention to Tyler who was nominated as the Head of Learning’s star of the week this week’ https://t.co/6bG5vNFnoD

16:32 PM - 16 Nov 2020

Mr Poole in MFL has made a series of podcasts in which he interviews former Hinchley Wood Students about their experiences of learning a language and how they have continued to use their languages after leaving school. https://t.co/PVtB7TZ7au https://t.co/RI57Us6ze7

http://www.twitter.com/hinchleywschool/status/1326812597295992833

09:02 AM - 12 Nov 2020

‘Mr Poole spent another enjoyable form time giving out this week’s awards’ https://t.co/7Gf3JgSQLJ

http://www.twitter.com/hinchleywschool/status/1326107952915296256

10:22 AM - 10 Nov 2020

"Some of the scrumptious MFL Bake Off entries!" https://t.co/lrCKesPc3O

http://www.twitter.com/hinchleywschool/status/1326107457190555648

10:20 AM - 10 Nov 2020

‘After some excellent MFL bake off entries our current house scores are below. Good luck to everyone competing in the House Spelling BEE this week. https://t.co/jtPesQx2eu

http://www.twitter.com/hinchleywschool/status/1325806905055453187

14:26 PM - 9 Nov 2020

Christmas Card Winners 2019 https://t.co/kOCxIB2Lf6

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.