15:50 PM - 18 Mar 2018

School will be open as normal tomorrow / Monday 19th March

11:15 AM - 16 Mar 2018

Yesterday was the BBC School Report - please view amazing reporting by the students at

18:33 PM - 13 Mar 2018


Spanish Exchange 🇪🇸⛸good frindships being forged

18:32 PM - 13 Mar 2018

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Spring Concert Tuesday 20th March - 6:30pm. Tickets on sale.

18:27 PM - 13 Mar 2018


Thanks for a very competitive U13 ⚽️ game. Look forward to more in the future 👍🏼💪🏼💚⚽️

11:22 AM - 12 Mar 2018

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Thanks to for participating in our outreach day, hopefully this break in rain will continue ☔ 🏉

13:20 PM - 9 Mar 2018

Highlights from our annual concert in association with the Royal College of Music. Featuring the Hinchley Wood School Orchestra and students from the Royal College of Music. Special thanks to our guest conductor Christopher McMullen-Laird

15:18 PM - 8 Mar 2018

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This afternoon we have met our exchange partners again, met the mayor, been on the roof of the town hall to look at the City, had our photo taken for the local paper and now the partners have collected our students to go back to their families. Lessons at 7.45 tomorrow morning!

10:51 AM - 8 Mar 2018

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The German exchange group are on the train to Wolfsburg, the students are excited and planning some useful phrases for when we arrive :)

10:50 AM - 8 Mar 2018

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And we're off! Geared up for a wunderbar weekend of Deutsch with our exchange!

Literacy Support

Literacy is a right.  It is implicit in the right to education.  It is recognised as a right, explicitly for both children and adults, in certain international conventions and is included in key international declarations.

The rationale for recognising literacy as a right is the set of benefits it confers on individuals, families, communities and nations. Indeed, it is widely reckoned that, in modern societies ‘literacy skills are fundamental to informed decision-making, personal empowerment, active and passive participation in local and global social community.’  (Stromquist, 2005)

An ever increasing amount of importance is being placed on the use of spelling, punctuation and grammar  (SPaG) for students at GCSE and the quality of written communication at A ‘Level, and at Hinchley Wood School we have a whole-school commitment to ensure that every child is fully prepared to achieve well here as well as having good literacy skills for later life.

Students have been introduced to the ‘Naughty Forty’ list of words – those being the forty most commonly misspelt words in Hinchley Wood School – and are encouraged to actively use these in their subjects to ensure familiarity. Students in Key Stage Three are tested on these regularly in English. Other Literacy activities are delivered through tutor time too, where common mistakes are highlighted and rectified, such as the use of apostrophes and capital letters as well as whole-school competitions and initiatives.

On this section of the website you can find these tutor activities should you wish to work on these with your child at home, as well as other useful information, such as the ‘Naughty Forty’ list of words and a list of which current GCSE subjects are subject to separate spelling, punctuation and grammar marks.