20:23 PM - 20 Dec 2018

Hear, hear! Well done to all for a fab show! https://t.co/fUlgyBe882

http://www.twitter.com/hinchleywschool/status/1075792348678885381

16:37 PM - 20 Dec 2018

Retweeted From Hinchley

Full swing with rehearsals! Great commitment from Abi! Wizard of Oz (Probably Goes Wrong) TONIGHT! 6.15PM https://t.co/qwmYm7IprG

http://www.twitter.com/hinchleywschool/status/1075792243997462528

16:37 PM - 20 Dec 2018

Retweeted From Hinchley

Awwwww! We're off to see the wizard... https://t.co/LNHCArkcGN

http://www.twitter.com/hinchleywschool/status/1075130573985890304

20:47 PM - 18 Dec 2018

Y10 are enjoying the excellent Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night Time - such a powerful show! https://t.co/udvIhEV9R0

http://www.twitter.com/hinchleywschool/status/1074779711010680832

21:33 PM - 17 Dec 2018

Retweeted From Hinchley

Is it really that time of year, already? Oh, YES it IS! https://t.co/ekiteVNGvG

http://www.twitter.com/hinchleywschool/status/1074572168225120256

07:49 AM - 17 Dec 2018

Retweeted From HWS PE Dept

https://t.co/LnnY1oVZZW

http://www.twitter.com/hinchleywschool/status/1073325628802379776

21:15 PM - 13 Dec 2018

Retweeted From Music@StMaryStokeDab

Do come and listen to HWS students Derik, Ella, Maddie-Jo, Sam, Sophie & William sing in our Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols on Sunday 16 December at 6pm. All welcome to join us for sherry & mince pies after the service in the hall. https://t.co/ODIdiU0sCT

http://www.twitter.com/hinchleywschool/status/1072941793862402054

19:50 PM - 12 Dec 2018

Well done & thank you to the families of Year 10 - this is just some of the produce that you've collected for the East Elmbridge/Esher branch of the food bank - such a worthy cause helping our local community - amazing community spirit at Christmas time! https://t.co/wOmT2Xj79x

20:13 PM - 7 Dec 2018

It was our pleasure to host you - we are looking forward to our Student Equalities Groups being able to do work together in the future! https://t.co/Lj69VbL0tz

06:38 AM - 7 Dec 2018

Well done to all involved, and thanks for organising a great event! https://t.co/Dp6VeFc0gm

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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.