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18:27 PM - 17 Jul 2020

The winner of the 2019-20 House Competition is... Nightingale! https://t.co/B6ZZlBEOuD

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09:17 AM - 17 Jul 2020

“Who will be crowned as House Champions 2019/20!? The results are in… All will be revealed at 13.30 on Friday!” https://t.co/npVX4qyRyo

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11:07 AM - 16 Jul 2020

“Y6s joining us in September have all been sent a special letter in the post today. It contains a postcard introducing them to their new form tutor and a scratch-card to reveal which house they’ll be representing at Hinchley Wood” https://t.co/S7ZwgHkPZb

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08:34 AM - 16 Jul 2020

Well done and thank you for the delicious looking entries for our Languages Food Competition - particularly to Phoebe, Francesca, Yasmin , Danie for his Madeleines and Mia for Brownies! Also, a big well done to Joshua for his wonderfully imaginative ideas! https://t.co/FfmzWPSmVp

http://www.twitter.com/hinchleywschool/status/1283665522270273536

08:31 AM - 16 Jul 2020

“Wonderful work from Amelia in Year 10 on the Topic of Civil Rights in the USA 1950-75. A brilliant example for all Y10 History students to consider!” https://t.co/lZv3vR1lEz

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15:05 PM - 9 Jul 2020

"More filming at HWS today to welcome our students back in September" https://t.co/jjTtZscjoV

11:44 AM - 8 Jul 2020

“Congratulations to Zara, Emily and Sofia in Y7 who made a quite brilliant video acting out a scene from A Midsummer Night’s Dream this week. Fantastic work!”

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10:25 AM - 8 Jul 2020

"Camila has shown her creativity on the task to re-create the alphabet through photography! Wonderful Work! Well done Camila." https://t.co/Jdwubd4Fcj

10:18 AM - 8 Jul 2020

“Some more wonderful work from Maddi in Y7 who has been creative with her take on A Midsummer Night’s Dream” https://t.co/afqPknN4tq

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08:32 AM - 8 Jul 2020

"Kicking off our Wonderful Work Wednesday is Martha in Yr 7 with some fantastic work in science" https://t.co/9xXFBjtTai

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Sustainability

The Hinchley Wood School Sustainability Group (HWSSG) is a student led group whose key focus is to encourage the whole school community to be a more environmentally friendly organisation.

Its aim is for all students to be more aware of the impact their actions, and those around them, have on the planet; what we can do as individuals and as a school team to reduce damage to the environment; and improve the school and the local community.

The school was awarded the prestigious Green Flag award in 2015 for a second time as part of the Eco Schools scheme;  this is accomplished through a number of initiatives:

Recycling

  • Throughout the school, we encourage recycling, re-using items and reducing waste.
  • In corridors and classrooms there are recycling litter bins for items such as paper, plastic bottles, paper and glass.  
  • We are currently collecting two litre plastic drinks bottles and plan to build a greenhouse for the school’s growing projects.  
  • The playground contains a clothes recycling bin which allows students and their families to both recycle clothes, whilst at the same time raising funds for sustainability projects in school.
  • Years 7 and 8 take part in annual enrichment days that focus on recycled clothing for fashion design and environmental sustainability - even the school blazers are manufactured from recycled plastic bottles!

Energy Conservation

Energy usage is monitored throughout the school using EcoDriver software, with new building projects such as the Cullum Centre being built to the highest standards of energy efficiency.  We also:

  • encourage all school community members to turn off lights in empty rooms; 
  • use photovoltaic cells on the roof to generate electricity and have LED movement activated lights in corridors to prevent energy waste;
  • encourage students to walk to school wherever possible - even it is just part of the way - and take part in the National Walk to School Week/Living Streets initiative in March.
  • the installation of bicycle sheds means more students can easily use non-car based transport to school.

HWS Farm

Our HWS Farm includes four school 'house' beds, where students in the HWSSG grow produce such as new potatoes, strawberries and radishes, the sale of which pays for seeds and equipment. The farm area also includes a pond which is used to educate students in science lessons on bio-diversity and habitats.