15:26 PM - 7 Aug 2019

Thank you to all the parents / carers for giving the students such a lovely welcome at Heathrow and for your support since the trip launched! We (the teachers) had a great time and are proud of all the students!

13:51 PM - 7 Aug 2019

Have most of the bags, we won't be long (hopefully)

13:13 PM - 7 Aug 2019

We have just landed, see you all once we get through customs and baggage reclaim ✈✈✈

03:46 AM - 7 Aug 2019

First two legs of journey are over, both teams are currently in Doha awaiting our final flight, no delays thankfully... See you in Heathrow at 1.45pm next to Costa Coffee 👍

http://www.twitter.com/hinchleywschool/status/1158168775016865792

01:12 AM - 5 Aug 2019

Team 2 have survived the jungle! The students have done brilliantly and are back in KK for a well deserved R&R day of snorkelling 🐢🧘‍♀️ https://t.co/l6vQtjqDFM

http://www.twitter.com/hinchleywschool/status/1157192568150482944

08:33 AM - 2 Aug 2019

Team one clearing one of the ox bow lakes overcome with the zativa weed in the Borneon Jungle https://t.co/v2xZySCPvj

http://www.twitter.com/hinchleywschool/status/1156575051950514181

15:39 PM - 31 Jul 2019

Team one arrived at Kinabatagan yesterday for their KOPEL project and have spent today collecting and planting seeds to help grow more trees in areas of the jungle affected by deforestation. It's been a hot but productive day! 🌲🌿 https://t.co/8gRz1aci3N

http://www.twitter.com/hinchleywschool/status/1155761043706011654

09:44 AM - 29 Jul 2019

Team one have survived the jungle! We are back in Kota Kinabalu feeling very refreshed and clean https://t.co/ZV6peDebB8

http://www.twitter.com/hinchleywschool/status/1155279563502411776

01:51 AM - 28 Jul 2019

Our time at KOPEL has come to an end. The students’ experience here will be one they will not forget and they are so grateful for the community’s hospitality 🐒🍃🚤 https://t.co/CcBE1UxKYH

http://www.twitter.com/hinchleywschool/status/1154002009072140289

13:14 PM - 24 Jul 2019

Team one are enjoying our penultimate night in Survivor school before we brave the jungle! https://t.co/7oTi47wqba

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

Confiscated Items

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.

Holiday/Term Dates

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 nbond@hinchleywoodschool.co.uk  Students can go Student Reception to ask about lost property during morning break.

Music Lessons/Facilities Hire

For information on Music lessons available through the school please click here.  To find out about hiring the Music Centre facilities please click here.

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: smorris@hinchleywoodschool.co.uk 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

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.