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!

Transition Group

The aim of the Transition Class is to help students coming into Year 7 develop the basic social, literacy and numeracy skills needed to succeed at Hinchley Wood School.  Typically, students will be admitted to this group when we believe their literacy and/or numeracy skills need additional support for them to achieve to the best of their ability.  There are normally 13-15 students in the Transition Group and the decision to offer a place is made in consultation with all parties, including parents. 

Transition Group students will be part of a mainstream Year 7 tutor group.  They will, however, have their maths and most literacy based subjects together, usually in their own Transition Room.  Where possible, students will have other lessons outside the core subjects in the relevant departments.  PE and Technology lessons will be in mainstream mixed ability classes.

The goal is for all Transition Group students to move into mainstream mixed ability classes by the end of Year 7.  When this happens will usually depend upon literacy levels and be determined by assessments conducted by the Transition Group class teacher.  A small number of students may stay in the Transition Group for additional literacy input throughout Year 7 and only join their tutor groups for some extra subjects.  Arrangements for this small group may vary from year to year, subject to the needs of the students and timetabling requirements.

If it is felt that there is a need for a personalised curriculum in Year 8 and beyond, this will be discussed in school and with parents before it is put into place. 

Mrs Mansell and Mrs Perry co-ordinate the Transition Group and will teach many of the lessons.