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

http://www.twitter.com/hinchleywschool/status/1189228978286006272

17:14 PM - 29 Oct 2019

A poignant and compelling visit to Sachsenhausen concentration camp this morning followed by an enlightening walking tour of Berlin this afternoon https://t.co/gzehF2Vhmx

http://www.twitter.com/hinchleywschool/status/1188922857205764096

20:57 PM - 28 Oct 2019

Quick stop at the Brandenburg Gate before our visit to the Reichstag this evening 🇩🇪 https://t.co/fe6xto3rxl

http://www.twitter.com/hinchleywschool/status/1188873134323195906

17:40 PM - 28 Oct 2019

Lovely afternoon stroll down at the East Side Gallery. Fantastic to bring learning in the classroom to life 📚👨‍🏫 https://t.co/xQRnAFXRqZ

http://www.twitter.com/hinchleywschool/status/1188766456235905024

10:36 AM - 28 Oct 2019

Year 11 history students have arrived safely in Berlin. First stop: Olympiastadion 🇩🇪 ⚽️ https://t.co/eRuKPR6KDY

13:43 PM - 11 Oct 2019

The Marchants Hill Visit is ready to depart with tired but happy students. It is on schedule to arrive at school for 2.30pm pick up. Students will be dismissed at 2.30pm from the north playground - please note that you will not be able to collect before this time.

14:53 PM - 10 Oct 2019

Another exciting day was had by all at Marchants Hill today. Students are in great spirits and have been working together and overcoming new challenges! All are tired but happy and looking forward to the disco evening tonight. The estimated time of arrival back tomorrow 2.30pm.

September 2020 Secondary School Transfer - Information for Parents

Parents are advised to read the Admissions Criteria for September 2020 and information on how places were offered over the past three years.  Please also click on the links below for further clarification relating to our Admissions Criteria:

Home Address - distance from school

Exceptional Circumstances category


YEAR 7 ADMISSIONS - SEPTEMBER 2020

General Information 

The closing date for secondary applications is 31st October 2019.  Applications are made online through your Local Authority website under the Co-ordinated Scheme for Secondary School Admissions or by paper application - please contact your Local Authority for details.

Please note: If an application is submitted after the closing date (31 October 2019) it will be treated as a late applicant and therefore may not receive an offer of a school place until after the national offer date, 2 March 2020.  In some cases this may not be until the end of June 2020.

After the closing date, if you have not applied you can still apply.  If you live locally and pay your Council Tax to Surrey County Council (Elmbridge or another Surrey borough) you can complete a paper parental preference form available from: 

Email: schooladmissions@surreycc.gov.uk 

Telephone:  0300 200 1004 (before 2pm) or 01483 519890 (after 2pm)

Postal Address:  Admissions & Transport Team, Quadrant Court, 35 Guildford Road, Woking, Surrey GU22 7QQ 

Please state that you require a secondary form

If you live in another area (e.g. Kingston upon Thames, Merton, Richmond) please contact the Schools Admissions Team at your Local Authority as applications must be submitted through your home Authority.

For further information please contact: Gill Twells, Admissions Officer on 0208 398 7161 extn 110.

Important Dates for Applicants:

  • 1 September 2019 - online admissions opened
  • 25 September 2019 - Hinchley Wood School Open Evening 
  • 8 & 16 October 2019 - Hinchley Wood School Open Mornings  
  • 31 October 2019 - Closing date for applications
  • 2 March 2020 - outcome letters sent from the Local Authority by first class post to parents who applied on paper and to parents who applied online but cannot be offered their first preference school.  Applicants who applied online will be sent an email or receive a notification through the app 'ParentComms@ with their outcome.  Online applicants may also log in to their online account to view the outcome.
  • 3 March 2020 - letters sent from the Hinchley Wood School Admission Officer to parents of unsuccessful applicants, who placed Hinchley Wood School as their first preference, with reply slip to be returned if they wish to be placed on a waiting list.
  • 16 March 2020 - date by which parents must accept or decline their offer of a school place.
  • 16 March 2020 - deadline for waiting list replies to be returned to the school.
  • 24 March 2020 - waiting list goes live.  Parents may contact the school to find out their child's position on the list.
  • 2 April 2020 -  notice of intent to lodge an appeal to be given to Clerk to Governors (see note below)
  • 3  March 2020  - appeals forms available to download (see note below)
  • 15 May 2020 - deadline for completed appeals forms to be returned to Surrey County Council (see note below)

ADMISSION APPEALS – SEPTEMBER 2020 ENTRY (YEAR 7)

In the event that we are unable to offer your child a place, there is an appeals procedure that gives a parent the right of appeal to an independent committee.  If you would like to lodge an appeal please contact Mrs E Walsh, Clerk to the Governors at the school by Friday 3 April in the first instance. 

All admission appeals for this school are handled by the Surrey Schools Appeals Service based at County Hall, Kingston-upon-Thames.  All arrangements are made through the Appeals Service and appeals are normally held at County Hall.  It is anticipated that all appeals for September 2020 entry will take place in late June/early July 2020.

From Friday 3 April, parents who have informed the school of their intent to appeal will be able to download the necessary forms and guidance notes from the Surrey County Council website:  http://www.surreycc.gov.uk/schoolappeals .  Please note: completed forms should be returned to Surrey County Council by Friday 15 May 2020 in order to allow sufficient time to prepare for the appeals to be heard in June/July.  If you would prefer to receive a hard copy of the forms and guidance notes, please contact the Clerk to Governors.

Contact Details for appeals information:

Mrs E Walsh, Clerk to Governors

Telephone: 020 8398 7161 ext 109

Email: ewalsh@hinchleywoodschool.co.uk

Please note that the deadline for submission of any additional, late evidence from appellants, that is not sent with the initial appeal, is no later than 5.00pm on the day preceding three clear working days prior to the appeal hearing date.  Any evidence received after this date might not be considered at the appeal.

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  • November 8, 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.
  • November 8, 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. Read more
  • October 30, 2019 Fantastic final day in Berlin. Students enjoyed the visits to the panorama 360 Berlin Wall exhibition and the Stasi museum. Read more
  • October 29, 2019 Lovely end to day two with a yummy evening meal and bowling 🎳 Read more
  • October 29, 2019 A poignant and compelling visit to Sachsenhausen concentration camp this morning followed by an enlightening walking tour of Berlin this afternoon Read more
  • October 28, 2019 Quick stop at the Brandenburg Gate before our visit to the Reichstag this evening 🇩🇪 Read more
  • October 28, 2019 Lovely afternoon stroll down at the East Side Gallery. Fantastic to bring learning in the classroom to life 📚👨‍🏫 Read more
  • October 28, 2019 Year 11 history students have arrived safely in Berlin. First stop: Olympiastadion 🇩🇪 ⚽️ Read more