18:00 PM - 28 Mar 2024

The HWS March Newsletter is now available - please click on the link below:https://t.co/Lllvev9KxP


18:24 PM - 26 Mar 2024

Year 12 students took part in a charity Colour Run in aid of the Grace Dear Trust. Students ran or walked around the school field getting showered with washable paint. Lots of fun in the sunshine and raising £260 for the charity, whose ethos is ‘It’s OK to not be OK’. pic.twitter.com/RlcifqbI7M


18:16 PM - 15 Mar 2024



18:00 PM - 12 Mar 2024

Big shoutout to our Year 8 Boys Rugby 7s team! Despite being the only state school, they showed true grit at the Danes Hill School tournament last Wednesday. Our boys fought hard and made some awesome tries, contributing to Huxley MB being named in the all-star team for the day! pic.twitter.com/MEQ4tP3pyF


18:00 PM - 8 Mar 2024

A huge thank you to everyone who has donated Easter Eggs this week! They will be split between patients at Kingston Hospital and a raffle which will be held on Tuesday 19th March. The raffle will be supporting our school charities: Cancer Research UK, Dementia UK and Water Aid. pic.twitter.com/4KniSouGs9


18:32 PM - 7 Mar 2024

Staff embraced World Book Day 2024 today at HWS! Staff and students were invited to vote on the best-dressed staff member and the best department. Voting closes at midnight tonight so watch this space for the winners! 👀👀 pic.twitter.com/DQj82juj8R


10:33 AM - 6 Mar 2024

For more information on this job role and other vacancies please visit the HWLP website:https://t.co/6jTmNRJWen pic.twitter.com/dK8uq8JVtV


12:42 PM - 4 Mar 2024

Hinchley Wood School Newsletter February 2024 https://t.co/pLMQ4tyr8C


17:20 PM - 26 Feb 2024

Our German Exchange students have arrived safely and spent the weekend with their German partners. They are now currently experiencing what life is like in a typical German school! pic.twitter.com/t6oRBg2VPO


17:44 PM - 20 Feb 2024

Yesterday, our Year 12s enjoyed an insightful taster day at Royal Holloway, University of London! The day included informative advice and guidance on university life, a tour of the campus, a Digital Media lecture and a Q&A session with the RH student ambassadors. pic.twitter.com/ikTe6EvDba

Local Governing Body

The Hinchley Wood Learning Partnership (HWLP) was formed on 1st July 2019 when Hinchley Wood School (formerly a single-academy trust) became a multi-academy trust. HWLP is now a multi-academy trust and a registered company, limited by guarantee.  It is an exempt charity regulated by the Education and Skills Funding Agency on behalf of the Secretary of State for Education. More information about the Trust can be found on its website.

The HWLP Trust Board has established a Local Governing Body for Hinchley Wood School fulfilling an advisory function regarding student learning and welfare. Under the Local Governing Body (LGB), an Admissions Sub-Committee has also been established. For further details, please refer to the Local Governing Body: Constitution and Terms of Reference which can  be accessed via the left hand column of this page.

The LGB comprises a maximum of eleven Local Governors. Local Governors are either elected or appointed: Up to five are appointed by Trustees; two Parent Local Governors are elected from the parent body; two Staff Local Governors are nominated and elected by school staff; the Co Headteachers are Ex-Officio Local Governors.

The Chair and/or Local Governors can be contacted via the Clerk to the Local Governors:

Clerk: Mrs Anya Headon

Hinchley Wood School,
Claygate Lane, Hinchley Wood,
KT10 0AQ

Telephone: 020 8398 7161 Ext. 109

E-mail Address: aheadon@hinchleywoodschool.co.uk  

The members of the Local Governing Body are as listed below:

Name Nominating Authority Term Start Term End
Richard Burrows (Vice-Chair) Parent Election 10 May 2021 9 May 2025
Maria Cachia (Co-Headteacher) Ex Officio 13 October 2021 Ex Officio
Philip Hall Trust Appointed  28 March 2023 27 March 2027
Lucy Macdonald (Co-Headteacher) Ex Officio 13 October 2021 Ex Officio
Sally Nestor Staff Election 10 February 2022 9 February 2026
Lucy Richardson (Chair) Trust Appointed 6 March 2022 5 March 2026
Emma Rising Parent Election 30 March 2022 29 March 2026
Jon Ross Trust Appointed 24 May 2021 23 May 2025
Karen Walker Trust Appointed 3 December 2021 2 December 2025
Caroline Whitehouse Staff Election 11 November 2022 10 November 2026

Tim Bennett-Hart resigned as a Trust appointed governor on 28 February 2024.


To meet ESFA Academy Trust Handbook requirements, the following information is also provided for each of the Local Governors who have been involved in governance during the previous academic year:

  • Date of Appointment
  • Date of termination (if applicable)
  • Term of Office
  • Who appointed them
  • Relevant Business and Pecuniary Interests (also available below in an accessible format)
  • Attendance records for meetings  

The relevant documents can be accessed via the left hand column of this page.