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!

Instrumental Lessons

Why Play a Musical Instrument?

Making music is a great way for young people to be creative; it requires them to think quickly and express themselves.  Playing a musical instrument also teaches children to manage information, think about and solve problems, as well as being able to work collaboratively with others.  It is a great way to make friends and work towards a finished product, whether it is mastering tricky fingering or performing in the end of term concerts.

Our Expectations

Learning an instrument requires commitment and we expect students to attend all lessons.  There are many groups for students to join and rehearse towards performances in assemblies, visits to other schools and concerts, including:

Orchestra - Upper/Lower School Jazz Band - Wind Group - Brass Band - String Group - Recorder Club - Guitar Ensemble - Sax Ensemble - Hinchley Wood Singers - Lower School Girls Choir

Students are expected to join one of these groups where appropriate; they are provided at no extra cost and we have a number of orchestral instruments that can be loaned to students - and it is, of course, their responsibility to look after it!  

For further information on instrumental lessons at HWS please see document links below and/or contact the music co-ordinator Krisztina Lakatos:


Page Downloads Date  
Instrumental Lesson Fact Sheet 01st Feb 2017 Download
Instrumental Lesson Form & DD Mandate 01st Feb 2017 Download
Instrumental Brochure 2017 05th Oct 2017 Download