Important Information - Year 9 Moving on to Key Stage 4
Moving on to Key Stage 4
Your child is about to leave Key Stage 3 and move into Key Stage 4 so I thought it appropriate to introduce myself as the Key Stage 4 Manager and to invite you to contact me if you have any concerns regarding your child’s progress and achievement over the next 2 years. Your child will have a new tutor who they may have met already and important contact details will be shared with you on the first day of next term. The new year 10 tutor team have a huge amount of experience relating to the activities in years 10 and 11 so this will hopefully be beneficial to all.
11 September Yr10 Photos
14 & 15 March Independance 4
25 October Yr10 reports home
27 March Orchestral concert
26 October Training day
28 March End of term
26 October – Fri 2 November Half term
15 April Start of term
26 November Yr10 Parents’ Evening
22 April – Fri 3 May Yr10 Work experience
19 December Carol concert
6 May Bank holiday
21 December End of term
27 –31 May Half term
7 January Training day
18 & 19 June Bugsy Malone
8 January Start of term
24 –26 June Drama Festival
4 – Thurs 7 February Guys & Dolls production
5 July Training day
11 – Fri 15 February Half term 16 July Yr10 reports home
27 February Glastonbrooke
23 July End of term
12 March Yr10 reports home
An exciting new opportunity has arisen for a select number of Year 10 students to become HBK Literacy Leaders. Open to anyone who enjoys reading it would particularly suit students who believe in the value of reading for pleasure; who wish to develop their leadership skills and who have an interest in supporting and mentoring younger students.
Applications, available from the Learning Resource Centre (LRC), need to be completed by Wednesday 12 September and given to Mrs Page. More information to what this entails will be shared with students in our first assembly on Thursday 6 September.
Overall attendance in this year group seems to be good. Clearly there is strong correlation between good attendance and success at GCSE level and we ask that no holiday is booked or taken during term time. Next year will see more on going controlled assessments for Year 10 and it is important that these are not missed as it can affect final grades. Students are not allowed to take personal study before assessments. If they do it will be recorded as unauthorised absence.
Uniform is much improved in all year groups. We still have a number of students who break the rules and we ask you to support us by ensuring that your son/daughter returns to school on Thursday 6th September wearing the correct uniform. The school website has details of the uniform rules for students. It also has a link to the Price and Buckland Website where school uniform can now be purchased online; www.pbparentsonline.co.uk/hinchingbrooke
Mobile phones, IPods etc. will continue to be immediately confiscated if used within the school and grounds during the school day.
We are currently undergoing maintenance and new building work which is intended to improve the site and safety of our students. We would like to remind students that they are not allowed on the school site out of school hours unless attending a club or formally organised activity. Unauthorised access is treated as trespass.
Communicating with School
If you are reading this as a hard copy then you can still register for ParentMail which keeps you immediately updated with the news and events in school. Likewise our newly updated website www.hinchingbrookeschool.net is excellent and worth logging in to regularly. All staff can be emailed using the generic email address prefixed with the relevant staff initials e.g. email@example.com You are welcome to contact us at any time and we appreciate any updates on student success and other more administrative matters. Please do inform us immediately of any change of contact details so we can maintain the accuracy of our records.
For changes in contact details and registration for ParentMail and +Pay (online payment and cashless catering) please contact firstname.lastname@example.org Staff initials can be found on the school website under Contact us>Staff Contact Details
We hope that you have a very pleasant summer break and look forward to welcoming out "new" Year 10 team on Thursday 6 September
Thank you for your continuing support.
Key Stage 4 Manager
Telephone: 01480 375700 ext 5752