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11:46 AM - 19 Jun 2017

Due to exams, the 1 minute silence today for those affected by the Grenfell Tower tragedy will be at 12.05pm.

07:58 AM - 19 Jun 2017

Retweeted From HWS Student Leaders

Calling all Y10 @ HWS: exciting Leadership opportunities available, details in assembly this week!

http://www.twitter.com/hinchleywschool/status/872829935668408320

15:57 PM - 8 Jun 2017

The results are in! Here is how HWS students & staff votes in today's mock election. Is this an early indication of the national picture? https://t.co/uJUcg8RxLi

http://www.twitter.com/hinchleywschool/status/872749547222642689

10:38 AM - 8 Jun 2017

Mr Holmes has cast his vote in the HWS Mock Election. Have you voted yet? https://t.co/JptsXbQ3dD

http://www.twitter.com/hinchleywschool/status/872735777020620800

09:43 AM - 8 Jun 2017

Students and staff will be casting their votes in the HWS Mock Election today. Watch this space - will the HWS agree with the Nation? https://t.co/BIBSPfDIIT

15:13 PM - 7 Jun 2017

Mock election taking place tomorrow - results will be announced Friday morning in time for discussion during AM registration

11:49 AM - 26 May 2017

Years 7 – 10 will be taking part in a Hinchley Wood Mock Election to mirror the General Election

http://www.twitter.com/hinchleywschool/status/865532154763018245

12:38 PM - 19 May 2017

Online donations have gone over £2000 to sponsor the education of a child in Uganda for a year! https://t.co/YKp08leeSP

15:47 PM - 18 May 2017

Uganda Fund on-line donations £1800+ can we reach £2000 by half term?

11:00 AM - 10 May 2017

We are delighted to report that donations for the Gulu 'Sponsor a Child' Appeal has raised £844 as of today. Thank you!

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.