YEAR 6 TRANSITION
Welcome to the Hinchley Wood School Year 6 Transition online area.
We are thoroughly looking forward to meeting our new Year 7 students soon. In the meantime, there are a range of links and resources below for students and parents to inform you about your new school.
Videos: Welcome to HWS
Here is an exciting video to show you all the best bits of Year 7 life at Hinchley Wood School!
The Year 7 Pastoral Team - Who's Who?
Here is an introduction to some of the friendly faces involved in the Year 7 Pastoral Team.
In addition to the key point of contact, which is the form tutor, these key staff all play a part in looking after Year 7 students at Hinchley Wood.
Click on the picture to find out their names and a little bit about them:
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for Students
You may have lots of questions about joining Year 7.
We’ve put together a list of commonly asked questions by Year 6 students joining Hinchley Wood and given the answers to them here - click on the picture.
FAQs for Parents/Carers
Frequently Asked Questions
Absence from School
Should your child be absent from school please call the absence line on 0208 398 7161 option 1. This should be done each day your child is absent.
After School and Lunchtime Clubs
Timetables for after school and lunchtime clubs can be viewed via the Calendars tab above or click here for a direct link.
Items will be confiscated from students at school if they are a threat to others; a threat to learning; against the uniform rules; a threat to health and safety; illegal; undermining the ethos of the school eg production of material in paper form or via the internet which might cause tension between one community and another or one student and another.
In most cases confiscated items will be returned at the end of the school day. Any items kept for more than a school day will be given to Student Reception who will keep a record of the items confiscated. A note will be made in the planner to inform parents. If the student brings in or uses the banned item then further sanctions will be applied.
The holiday and term dates are available on this website via the Calendars tab above or click here for a direct link: Term Dates at a Glance.
Inoculations Records and School Nurse Service
Student inoculation records ARE NOT kept by the school. However, they are available from Molesey Clinic – telephone: 020 8979 6464. Please click here for Information on the full school nurse services provided by CSH Surrey via Molesey Clinic.
Leave of Absence – Can I take my child out of school during term time?
The school strongly advises against parents taking their children out of school during term time. However, it is understood that on occasions it is unavoidable. In exceptional circumstances the Head Teacher may, at his discretion, authorise up to five school days leave of absence a year. There are certain times, however, when absence would never be authorised, for example during public examinations. For the full Attendance Policy please click here. Leave of Absence Application form click here
Locker and Lost Property Enquiries
Ms Bond at Main Reception is the contact for locker queries and lost property - 9.00am - 1.00 pm - 020 8398 7161 or firstname.lastname@example.org Students can go Student Reception to ask about lost property during morning break.
Music Lessons/Facilities Hire
Mobile Phones in School
Mobile phones should not be used inside the school buildings, i.e. in corridors or classrooms, without permission. If a student is seen using a mobile phone without permission in any school building (including the canteen), the phone will be confiscated and handed in to Student Reception. Confiscated mobile phones can only be collected by parents/carers.
Smart Card Procedures
Payments onto smart cards must be made via Parentpay, a paypoint card or by direct debit. We will only accept cash or cheques in exceptional circumstances (eg when a student is new to the school).
If a new smartcard is required this can be done via email to: email@example.com or putting a request in the finance letterbox or completing a request form at till one in the canteen.
Please allow 24 hours for a new card to be produced. New smart cards must be collected from the canteen (Till One) at breakfast, end of break, or at first lunchtime between 1.15pm and 1.20pm or second lunchtime between 1.35pm and 1.40pm.
Low balance email alerts are sent daily if there has been activity on the account and the balance is £5 or less. Students are also informed of this when at the till.
The balance can be checked at anytime on the Parentpay website.
Please ensure that there are sufficient funds on the smart card account if a student wishes to purchase food.
If a student does not have sufficient funds or they have lost/forgotten their card, they will only be able to buy food at first lunchtime between 1.15pm and 1.20pm or second lunchtime between 1.35pm and 1.40pm.
Student Reception is where students collect forgotten items and sign in and out of school when they have doctor, dentist etc. appointment. Parents are requested to drop off items or collect students from this area. It is located at the end of the building by the ‘church entrance’ to the school.
Student Reception is open to students at the following times: before school (8.25 am), morning break (10.40 am), lunchtime (1.00 pm) and after school (3.00 pm) – on Fridays the opening times are 8.25 am, 10.50 am and 1.30 pm.
New Parents' Information Booklet 2020
Below is a digital copy of the guidance notes that you will receive a hard copy of in due course.
The hard copy you receive will be accompanied by your child’s learning activity booklet, their HWS exercise book as well as a range of forms to be completed by parents to provide the school with key information - please click on the picture:
Induction Learning Activity Book for Students
This booklet will be sent to all students joining us next year along with a Hinchley Wood School exercise book. We hope you enjoy the activities and we look forward to seeing what you produce!
Click on the picture to see the book
Your New School Uniform
AlleyCatz Limited, 34 Molesey Road, Hersham, KT12 7RQ
T: 0845 601 6535 www.alley-catz.co.uk
AlleyCatz offers a free delivery service to school during term time. Orders should be placed by Sunday, for deliveries the following Tuesday.
As a school, we enjoy a reputation for high standards. With parental support and a clear statement of our expectation, we can encourage everyone to enhance our image and identify with Hinchley Wood. We see the wearing of our school uniform as an endorsement of this policy.
What do Year 7s Study?
This is where you can find out what kind of things you will be studying in Year 7 - click on the picture:
Year 7 Tutor Introductions
You will be able to meet you tutors here soon . . . keep checking back!
Parent Ideas for Summer Preparation
The links below will take you to some resources which will help you to support your child in building a positive and resilient attitude in preparation for September. We hope they are useful.
Video: Instrumental Opportunities
Click herefor a video from our instrumental team of teachers