17:41 PM - 15 Oct 2021

Parents/Carers of students receiving SEND support - please see the new Parent Programme for Nov & Dec on the SEND page. We hope some interesting topics for discussion and look forward to seeing you there.

http://www.twitter.com/hinchleywschool/status/1441402628651499522

15:02 PM - 24 Sep 2021

Year 9 drama club working with Lily from YPSofActing on how to perform a monologue focusing on character objectives https://t.co/WxhV9T5O0K

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

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

Please see below two videos which will give you information and an insight of what life is like at Hinchley Wood School - we hope you enjoy watching them:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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 here to find out their names and a little bit about them:

 

 

Guidance for Parents/Carers - Booklet

Please click the image for the 2021 Guidance Booklet for Parents/Carers:

Guidance for parents carers yr 7 2021

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.

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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.

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 smooney@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.

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

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Your New School Uniform

School Uniform

Uniform Supplier:  3

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.

The full school uniform list and expectations can be viewed by clicking on the picture below:Uniform Expectations Graphic

 

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:

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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.

Be Awesome Go Big

Action for Happiness

Be Ready Be Remarkable

Video: Instrumental Opportunities

Click herefor a video from our instrumental team of teachers