http://www.twitter.com/hinchleywschool/status/1208015536715681794

13:25 PM - 20 Dec 2019

"Really proud of Y7 who supported donations to the local Foodbank this year rather than giving each other secret Santa presents. Well done and thank you! Mr Jacks" https://t.co/4v074tFCwc

http://www.twitter.com/hinchleywschool/status/1206521934118375424

10:30 AM - 16 Dec 2019

Well done to all pupils who have competed for their houses in various events this first term. Current scores are; https://t.co/9b6omLWhur

http://www.twitter.com/hinchleywschool/status/1205409389760438273

08:49 AM - 13 Dec 2019

To mirror the 12 December General Election, students voted in exactly the same format yesterday morning in school with very interesting results! See the news article on the school website for more information. https://t.co/34ReDCDTs3

http://www.twitter.com/hinchleywschool/status/1202923567240941569

12:11 PM - 6 Dec 2019

Well done to all who competed this week in Boys House Football. Results over all years; 1st Luther King with 120 pts, Joint 2nd Hawking & Nightingale with 110 pts and 3rd Frank with 100 pts https://t.co/w5SKUvcNbR

http://www.twitter.com/hinchleywschool/status/1201460400547610626

11:17 AM - 2 Dec 2019

Friday the Yr 13 composition workshop that took place with Dani Howard (award winning composer) and Mike Poyser . It was an amazing opportunity for the students to work with them both and feel inspired to work on their A Level compositions. https://t.co/2yYAm3EdQm

http://www.twitter.com/hinchleywschool/status/1196845226196963328

17:38 PM - 19 Nov 2019

Rehearsals at the Rose Theatre in Kingston were superb. Students were exceptional and are ready for tonight’s performance. https://t.co/XFUZPXG3dh

22:59 PM - 8 Nov 2019

Year 9 students on the WW1 Battlefields visit are due to arrive back to school at around 23:45. The staff would like to thank the students for an excellent visit.

http://www.twitter.com/hinchleywschool/status/1192888430499434497

19:35 PM - 8 Nov 2019

Year 9 Battlefields visit. Students have paid their respects to the soldiers who fought in the Great War and explored important sites linked to their study of the experiences of WW1. The students have been a real credit to the school. https://t.co/ig6F9l9GRs

http://www.twitter.com/hinchleywschool/status/1189566127560691713

15:34 PM - 30 Oct 2019

Fantastic final day in Berlin. Students enjoyed the visits to the panorama 360 Berlin Wall exhibition and the Stasi museum. https://t.co/U7dxJW78vJ

http://www.twitter.com/hinchleywschool/status/1189262748938575872

19:28 PM - 29 Oct 2019

Lovely end to day two with a yummy evening meal and bowling 🎳 https://t.co/AREXdZivy6

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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.