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New Uniform Information 1/9/14

Dear Parents/Carers

Thank you to the large number of parents who have spent time and money purchasing the new uniform over the summer break. I am eager to see how incredibly smart the students look on their return to school. I am aware that there has been some problems obtaining trousers due to low stock at Tesco, I am sorry to those parents who it has affected.

Sainsbury produce very smart mid grey trousers for girls and boys in a full range of sizes. I have liaised with the management at the Sainsbury store in Huntingdon in order to secure a large supply of these trousers. The first part of this stock was due to be delivered to the store at the end of last week. A pack of two pairs of trousers cost £10-£12 depending on size. For reference the style numbers are:

Girls – 124352340 (smaller sizes) or 126354550 (larger sizes)

Boys – 122793678 (smaller sizes) or 126331892 (larger sizes).

The Sainsbury staff in the clothing area have been advised about this arrangement with the school and should be able to direct you to the correct items.

Thank you for your ongoing support in implementing this change to the Hinchingbrooke uniform.

Mr S Cooke

(Vice Principal)


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Hinchingbrooke School -GCSE Results Press Release August 2014

Hinchingbrooke Year 11 students are celebrating a bumper year of GCSE grades at A* or A. 29 of our students achieved 8 or more A* or A grades, including Emelia Brown and Esme Walters who both achieved A* passes in each of their 11 subjects. Rebecca Heath and Robert Fielding also performed extremely well, securing 10 A* grades and an A each. Each of these also achieved a top grade in the Free Standing Mathematics qualification, an advanced level course which they have taken in addition to Maths GCSE. Other notable performances came from Greg Goodwin, Sharon George and Hannah Talbot (9 A* and 2 As), Natasha Bond (8A*s and 3As), and Jake Peacock, Katie Smith, Grace Sice and William Taylor who each achieved 7 A* or equivalent grades.

In all, 21 students achieved either 10 or 11 A*/A grades, and almost a quarter of all entries this year were graded A* or A. In a year which has seen the complete removal of modular exams, and the ‘toughening’ of certain subjects, it is particularly pleasing to note that so many students at Hinchingbrooke continue to achieve the highest grades.

61% of the cohort achieved 5 or more A*-C passes, with the figure standing at 56% including English and Maths. 98% of our 292 students achieved 5 or more A*-G grades.

We congratulate all of our students and staff on their hard work which has led to these outcomes, and wish our Year 11 cohort all the very best for the next stage of their education.


Hinchingbrooke School – 'A' Level Results Press Release August 2014

We are thrilled with the results our Sixth Form students have achieved this year.  At A2 48% of our students achieved A*-B grades (44% last year) and 77% achieved A*-C, despite the fact that there were no January modules.  The A*- E pass rate is 98.3%.

Some of our real stars include:

Kamal Sayes –A*, A*, A*, A* and on his way to read Medicine at Newcastle

Sally Barker – A*, A*, A*, A* and on her way to read Medicine at Imperial after a gap year to do charity work

Sadie Hodgson –A*, A*, A and another A at AS Level.  Sadie is having a gap year before going to Durham to read Combined Social Sciences

Ceri Allwright – A*, A*, Distinction 1 and an A at AS, and off to Oxford to read Bio-Medical Sciences

Caitlyn Maher – A*, A, A and off to Brighton to read Medicine

Gemma Talbot – A*, A*, A, A and off to read Astrophysics at St Andrews

Caroline Parish – A*, A, A and off to read Psychology at Lincoln

Ross Salisbury – A*, A, A and off to Leeds to read History

Libby Moor – A, A, A and off to Nottingham to read Management

Our AS students also continue to perform well with the A-B rate being 37.6% (33% last year), A-C 63.9% (58% last year) and A-E being 94.3% (92% last year).  Again given the national changes we are thrilled that all the hard work from both students and staff alike has resulted in thoroughly well deserved increases again this year.

Those who have really done themselves proud include:

Danny Darbyshire – A, A, A, A

Naomi Longhurst – A, A, A, A

Rebecca Anderson – A, A, A

Justin Groves – A, A, A, B

Scott Hamilton – A, A, A

Tooba Khokhar – A, A, A, B

Tom Maher – A, A, A

Ryan Perry – A, A, A, B

…and last but not least Carla Humphrey who achieved 3 ‘A’ grades in addition to representing Arsenal and England in ladies football this year!  A truly outstanding achievement!

Many of our students outperformed their targets and we are equally proud of them!


Exam Results Days

Please follow the link below for the details.


Term Dates

Term begins for years 7 and 12 on Friday 5th September

Term begins for all other years on Monday 8th September 


School Newsletter

The summer edition of the Hinchingbrooke Herald was published last week


Ordering New Uniform

The following link will take you to the Price and Buckland website for ordering uniform       

The Tesco website link is:-

Find your school – Select the local education authority

Cambridgeshire> Select Hinchingbrooke School and your child’s House in brackets>          Followed by - SHOP NOW


Uniform Collection Dates (for orders being delivered to school)

Wednesday 3rd September 9.00-11.00pm

Thursday 4th September 11.00-6pm

Friday 5th September 8.30-4.30pm


Link to latest uniform letter - 21 July 2014

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