12:09 PM - 14 Jan 2021

“Thursday is Assembly day! Each student has an assembly from their Head of Learning which can be found in their Tutor Group Google Classroom”

http://www.twitter.com/hinchleywschool/status/1349676358566350850

11:14 AM - 14 Jan 2021

“Ms Pike was very impressed with work completed at home by 7PM last week, including the piece below. Keep up the great work Y7 Historians!” https://t.co/sUs3TMv5Sd

http://www.twitter.com/hinchleywschool/status/1349014896202149893

15:26 PM - 12 Jan 2021

'We would like to share with you this amazing piece of artwork by Isabelle in Year 10 - drawn as a Christmas present for her parents!' https://t.co/Yh0zfcIhqN

http://www.twitter.com/hinchleywschool/status/1346434972010295296

12:34 PM - 5 Jan 2021

Retweeted From HWS House System

Our Christmas House Day saw the whole school take on lots of different challenges, such as after 8, cup stacking and doughnut eating. With Frank winning the day, we now start the new year with these scores.. https://t.co/76BVCb36ll

http://www.twitter.com/hinchleywschool/status/1346433780098224128

12:30 PM - 5 Jan 2021

“Beautiful History (and Art) work from one of our Y8 students produced at home today!” https://t.co/qFTytJ0ApC

http://www.twitter.com/hinchleywschool/status/1339905417741283331

12:08 PM - 18 Dec 2020

“Every student in Year 7 has had the chance to write a letter of support and goodwill to a local care home. Here is Aaliyah of 7PM with her beautiful letter!” https://t.co/WbDl7IH90Z

http://www.twitter.com/hinchleywschool/status/1339502765937217537

09:28 AM - 17 Dec 2020

Retweeted From HWS House System

The results are out! The winning entry was awarded to Evie in year 9 for a wonderful squirrel design. Closely followed by Max in year 8 who secured second place with his quirky robot and Olivia won third place with her Christmassy house. A great effort all round! https://t.co/zdj0hcTMDi

http://www.twitter.com/hinchleywschool/status/1339502749420011520

09:28 AM - 17 Dec 2020

Retweeted From HWS House System

Well done to everyone involved with Year 8 Spelling Bee final this afternoon and especially James for winning it for Hawking! https://t.co/tVy0a2bU5q

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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.