http://www.twitter.com/hinchleywschool/status/1416048137798668299

15:52 PM - 16 Jul 2021

Henry Jekyll (Jekyll and Hyde) by Isabella in Y10 https://t.co/ssAwZdXH1w

09:15 AM - 6 Jul 2021

“Parents/Carers of new Y7s in September – please look out for a communication from Mr Jacks this week about our Virtual ‘Question Time’ event for students on Monday 19th July. We are so looking forward to greeting all of new joiners soon!”

08:37 AM - 22 Jun 2021

"We are so proud of Morgan in Year 13 who has shared his experiences with the Metro newspaper. He is an inspiration to the younger LGBTQ+ community. We hope to be able to continue to develop our Leaders in Diversity group to build on his great work" https://t.co/QPlgpnwZQH

http://www.twitter.com/hinchleywschool/status/1404770922746331137

13:01 PM - 15 Jun 2021

"Our Art & DT department are now on Instagram! Please follow them at: https://t.co/LuJRCR0Utp https://t.co/0s9WgqWg8Q

http://www.twitter.com/hinchleywschool/status/1402574726770405376

11:34 AM - 9 Jun 2021

"For June we have changed the school logo colours to rainbow in support of Pride month" https://t.co/QNqycpvPt6

http://www.twitter.com/hinchleywschool/status/1402231322752466945

12:49 PM - 8 Jun 2021

“We are beginning visits to meet with primary school teachers of all new Y7s in Sept 2021 today. Parents/Carers of new joiners in Sept, please keep an eye out for an email coming this week regarding login details for the Virtual Parents/Carers’ Y6 Transition Info Event 17th June. https://t.co/V1aOG9vuZU

http://www.twitter.com/hinchleywschool/status/1402230034899800066

12:44 PM - 8 Jun 2021

Retweeted From HWS House System

Diversity Month is underway, with our new House challenges starting today! https://t.co/arNjTWXRv5

http://www.twitter.com/hinchleywschool/status/1402230014221991941

12:44 PM - 8 Jun 2021

Retweeted From HWS House System

Our first round of the HWS Bake Off is now live! https://t.co/E838skVDXr

12:43 PM - 8 Jun 2021

“ Congratulations to everyone who entered the house competition to design our school planner front cover for 2021/22. The House Ambassadors created a shortlist and school staff have voted in a secret ballot for the winner... Keep your eyes peeled for the result!”

09:12 AM - 29 Apr 2021

“Students have watched an assembly related to a national survey called ‘The Big Ask’ today. Should students wish to complete this national survey of children’s views then they can do so by following this link” https://t.co/1pUjR80IH5

Vision and Values

We regard the five Hinchley Wood School values of confidence, consideration, determination, enthusiasm and independence as a golden thread that runs through our work to inspire learners. Over the past 18 months, we have done a great deal to help all our students to develop our values - here’s a brief summary:

  • We have actively promoted the importance of our five values via school assemblies and regular tutor group email shots under the branding ‘HWS builds Character’.  We believe our House system helps our students to feel part of our school community, launching ‘Belonging at HWS’ to link students to our four Houses – Luther King, Frank, Nightingale and Hawking.
  • Students in all year groups have enjoyed a range of House activities that has helped them develop a sense of belonging and demonstrate our values in school. Here are just some (but not all!) of the events we ran:
    • Spelling Bee competition
    • Hinchley Wood School Christmas card design competition, with Elin from Year 9 seeing her design produced and sent out across the local community during the festive season.
    • Inter-House sports competitions, including netball, football and dodgeball.
    • The return of the ever-popular annual Hinchley Wood Bake Off
    • House Gym and Dance competition, performed by students in Years 7 – 11 to a packed hall
    • Whole school Christmas Quiz
    • House Sports Day
    • House chess competition
    • The ‘Grenfell to Gulu’ walk on the last day of the school year. A big congratulations to all students in Years 8 – 11 and the Hinchley Wood staff who between them walked an incredible combined 8,526 km in just over two hours in our bid to walk from Grenfell Tower to Gulu, Uganda! We raised an incredible £2,700 for our partner schools in Gulu, whilst also coming together as a whole-school community to show our support for the victims of the Grenfell fire tragedy.
  • We also marked a number of important events during the year, including Move for Movember, Race for Life, the sad passing of one of our House figureheads, Stephen Hawking and the 50th anniversary of the death of Martin Luther King.
  • A big congratulations to all our Year 7 students who successfully completed their Values and Participation Diplomas to evidence how they have started to demonstrate our five school values during the first year of their journey with us at Hinchley Wood School. There were eight aspects to the diploma to complete: confidence, consideration, determination, enthusiasm, independence, extra-curricular activities (inside and outside of school), house activities and additional credit (positive attitude to learning, attendance etc.) During weekly tutor sessions Year 7 students worked to buil up a range of evidence to show how they met, or were working towards, each of the eight criteria. During the Summer Term, each student took part in an interview with a member of staff or school governor to talk about the aspects of their evidence they were most proud of and how they found the experience. Finally, they were rewarded with a ‘graduation’ assembly, prizes and their Diploma Certificate from the Headteacher, Mr Bartlett. It’s fair to say we were completely blown away by some of the amazing things our students do!
  • This year, our Headteacher Awards were also linked to our values and Houses to help celebrate the fantastic achievements of all our students. Mr Bartlett was delighted to personally hand out over 460 Awards from October until the end of the school year and he hopes to be able to break the 500 mark this year…so come on Hinchley Wood students – show us yet again all the wonderful things you do, both inside and outside of school!