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15:19 PM - 13 Jul 2017

Year 7 & 8 Team B Bletchley Park Exhibition show what they have created today. Let the best team win https://t.co/vVpdJA8CGZ

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15:18 PM - 13 Jul 2017

Year 7 & 8 Team A Bletchley Park Exhibition show what they have created today. Let the best team win https://t.co/AY19wcGJbM

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

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History & Alumni

Serving the Local Community for Over 70 years

Hinchley Wood School's Claygate Lane site originally housed two separate schools, the Kingston Day Commercial School and the Hinchley Wood Central Council School; the former being an existing school moved from its location in Kingston.

The Central Council School opened on 4 March 1940 with 360 children drawn from five different local schools in Thames Ditton, Claygate and Long Ditton; there was no primary school in Hinchley Wood until after the war.  The students were aged 10 - 14 years, the latter being the statutory minimum school leaving age at that time, and the school had nine forms of 40 children each.  Mr P N Halifax was the head teacher who had a team of 12 permanent teaching staff.

In 1947 the two schools were merged to form the Hinchley Wood County Secondary School, although the physical joining together of the buildings took place gradually over many years.

With the merger both head teachers, Mr Bray and Mr Halifax, left and were replaced with one head, Mr Harold Thorp.  Hinchley Wood County Secondary took over the two buildings as well as the commercial courses originally run by the Kingston school.  An extension was built between the two school buildings in the 1960s and it now forms the school administrative offices on the ground floor and the modern languages department on the first floor.

  • In the 1960s the school had around 1200 pupils on roll from the ages of 12 to18 years.
  • Esher Sixth Form College was established in 1977 on the Thames Ditton site of Esher County Grammar School - formerly the Surbiton County Grammar School which was relocated from the current Hollyfield School site.
  • As a result Hinchley Wood became a 12-16 years school and this subsequently changed to 11-16 years when middle and first schools were abolished in Surrey.  The number of pupils on roll in the early 1990s was 600; today the school has 1173 students on its roll.

The school site has been developed over the years to accommodate a range of changes:

  • In 1996 the school successfully bid to become an 11-18 years school.  The first purpose built sixth form centre, which was housed in the Thwaites Building, was opened in 2001 with around 30 students; there are now over 200 sixth form students who enjoy life in the newly built Sixth Form Centre completed on the northern end of the first floor of the main building in September 2014.
  • The art/technology building was completed in 1995 providing two art rooms, one graphics rooms, one food technology room, one resistant materials workshop and three classrooms now used for the teaching of Philosophy, Religion and Ethics.
  • A new purpose built indoor sports centre with fitness gym, dance studio and a dining room with kitchen was opened in September 2002. 
  • In 2005 a new science wing was built on the southern end of the first floor of the main building.
  • The library was amalgamated into a new music centre with recording studio and practice rooms in 2006.
  • At the same time a new learning resource centre was created from the former science labs. 
  • October 2012: two astro truf pitches were built on part of the playing fields.
  • September 2014: the Learning Support Centre was relocated to the refurbished Lower Thwaites Building.
  • April 2016: an NAS Cullum Centre at the school, one of just four such facilities in Outstanding Surrey schools.  The centre planned in conjunction with the National Autistic Society (NAS) employs specialist support staff to work with high functioning autistic students to enable them to flourish in the mainstream school environment.
  • September 2016: two new state-of-the-art Science labs built to cater for the growing number of students who opt for A level Sciences.