13:18 PM - 29 May 2020

'We're nearly there! We are now only 1692 flights of stairs away from Mount Everest and £170 off our fundraising target. Keep it up HWS, you've done amazing so far, one last push!'


10:09 AM - 28 May 2020

A huge effort today by HWS community. We’re now 878 flights off Mont Blanc. We’ve also managed to raise our funds to £210, just £290 off our target. Well done and thank you to all for your efforts so far, keep it up! https://t.co/kojE5Vnzer


10:06 AM - 28 May 2020

"Miss Archer has just finished reading the brilliant 'Armistice Runner' by Tom Palmer as part of the Hinchley Wood Community Book Club! She couldn't put it down! There's still time to take part so remember to send your 1-4 line reviews to her by 31st May! " https://t.co/dULcb3H1g4


12:33 PM - 27 May 2020

"Yesterday we reached Ben Nevis and have also raised £180. We now look for a big push onto Mont Blanc. Keep it up HWS!" https://t.co/57TSVSronB


14:47 PM - 26 May 2020

"Thank you everyone for your efforts with the Mountain Climb so far, we have already raised £170 for the NHS Charities and almost climbed up our first mountain Pen y fan!" https://t.co/5fAOXHKZSG


13:27 PM - 22 May 2020

“There will be no school work set over half term but we are launching a special fundraising challenge to raise money for NHS charities on behalf of the school community. We’d love you all (Staff, Students, Parents) to get involved!” https://t.co/8NWCQAFn0Y https://t.co/Aq2w39BAue


10:54 AM - 22 May 2020

“Mr Murray is loving Death in 10 Minutes (a book about a radical suffragette). Mrs Adams is reading Goldfinch, a book recommended to her by Mrs Strevens and Mr Jacks is re-reading 1984. https://t.co/xcbHUMhyGL

10:42 AM - 22 May 2020

“Here are the shortlisted entries in the Lockdown Photography competition. Our judging panel will decide upon the top 3 which will be announced on Monday 1st June.” https://t.co/rnyOEg7Nz7


08:51 AM - 22 May 2020

“Well done to everyone who submitted their Sally Up, Sally Down videos for this week’s PE challenge. Keep an eye out for the montage. Winners this week were LK with 390, followed by Frank 350, Nightingale, 320 and Hawking 220. Total scores (just for the PE Challenges) are: https://t.co/BtQMpThnxl


08:45 AM - 22 May 2020

“We’re really impressed with Ania in Y8 who has joined a group to make PPE for local care homes and hospitals. Here are some of her first batch of face masks. We’d love to hear about students who are doing great work in the community. Pls email Mr Jacks with info of this kind”. https://t.co/qbxnaffiqu

Adverse Weather Protocol

Please note, in the event of a severe weather warning that may affect the school’s normal opening hours, the following procedures will be put in place:

  • As soon as we are alerted to severe weather an email will be sent to parents with regular updates (if you know of a parent that would not receive an email we would ask that you would help them by notifying them there may be a closure)
  • Any decision to close the school will be made by 7am.  Information will be emailed to parents and posted on the front page of the website.
  • www.hinchleywoodschool.co.uk will be updated on a regular basis – you will need to refresh your browser if you stay logged on to the website
  • Wherever possible, we will have the school phone manned for telephone queries.
  • There will be a skeleton staff manning the telephones and to be on hand should a student not get the message and arrive at school.  

What happens if the weather deteriorates during the school day?

  • The school will only close in the event of severe weather or on advice from the Local Authority.  The decision will be made by the Headteacher.
  • The decision will be posted on the website, sent by email and students will be permitted to text a dictated message to parents.
  • Wherever possible, we will arrange for the school buses to come early.
  • Students that are normally collected will be instructed to contact parents for advice on what to do.
  • Students walking home will be advised to walk in groups.
  • School will be kept opened and appropriately staffed until the last student has left the building.
  • Please note that staff are not permitted to give lifts to students.

How you can help:

  • Relay the message to anyone you know not able to be contacted by the school.
  • Where possible, keep regular checks on the school website.
  • Talk through the procedure with your son/daughter and plan with them what they should do in the event of bad weather.