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Week Beginning 23rd March 2015 – Week B

…and so to the last week of term.  How did that happen so fast?  May thanks to those who attended the Parents’ Forum last week, and indeed to the many governors who came along to support and explain the role they play in the life of the school.  The presentation from the evening can be found on the Parents’ Forum page. A date for your diary is that of the next meeting – 14th May, where we will be discussing rewards and how we celebrate success at Hinchingbrooke.  If there are any burning issues you would like to discuss at a meeting, please contact Jackie Moore at

Thanks go out to all those who have been involved in running a second mock for some of the Year 11 students, and the subsequent marking.  (Thanks to those who also have to help, cajole and threaten at home too!) This is in an effort to show the students how much progress they have made since December.  There have been controlled assessments, oral exams in languages and IGCSE English oral exams – all of which staff and students have embraced to try and fulfil potential.  This week we carry on in the same vain with Art exams – so all the best of luck to the students involved in these.

On Wednesday of this week there is the Easter Concert to look forward to.  Not only does this feature the talented musicians of Hinchingbrooke, but it is also the debut of the Hunts Community Youth Orchestra.  The latter contains students from Year 4 up from out feeder primary schools.  Something to look forward to.  Tickets are still available from the Finance Office for £6/£4.

On Thursday selected Year 11 and 12 students will have the privilege of attending a talk by Dr Joe Organ about applications to Oxbridge.  The week rounds off with a 450th Piano Concert in the PAC at 7pm.

Throughout the course of the week we have the House assemblies and on Friday there is the usual reward of a cinema experience for those in Years 7-11.  In Lower School it’s the the top 10 students in each form in terms of the number of 5s they have earned.

The theme for this week continues to focus on the aspects which will make us an outstanding school.  Students will be asked to think about the language they use around the school site, and indeed whilst wearing school uniform, ensuring it is neither ugly nor offensive.  And talking of school uniform, a reminder that all students (with the exception of Year 11) are expected to be in the new uniform after the Easter break. 

It just remains to say, have a lovely Easter break, unless you are in the run up to exams, in which case eat chocolate and revise!  “People respond when you tell them there is a great future in front of you, you can leave your past behind.”  Joel OsteenLearn from the mistakes you have made to move forward and make progress.

Anna Nightingale

Vice Principal



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