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Hinchingbrooke School

Week B - Beginning 29th January 2018

Today sees the start of our annual Chinese Student week.

Twenty Chinese students will each be buddied with one of our Year 9 students.

It’s also Numbers Week.  Students take part in numeracy competitions all week and enjoy a non-uniform day on Friday to raise money for the NSPCC.

Continuing the focus on Options, Year 8 have an assembly this Wednesday, followed by an Options Evening for parents.  This will be followed up by guidance and one-to-one interviews to help students to make the best choices for GCSE courses.

Golden Antler awards go to the tutor group with the highest number of 5s each week.  Winning groups are rewarded with the golden antler trophy and a group photograph being displayed in school.  7P1 are top of the leader board in Lower School and Mr Turnbull is always looking for new ways to photograph his excellent group to show the range of their independent learning skills – as you can see below with creativity, determination and hard work the themes of their success:

Trips this week include a visit to London galleries for year 12 Art students while year 9 and 10 Science students travel to Birmingham to …

It’s finally here! This Friday, 2 February, the Netball Academy is hosting their sixth fantastic Quiz Night in the House Library.   Cost of entry is £15 per team of 4-6. If you’d like to join in the fun, send your entrance fee to the Finance department.




Looking forward, his year's school production is 'School of Rock' with performances each evening 6 - 8 February in the PAC. To book tickets, go to:

During the Easter holidays, the Royal Shakespeare Company is broadcasting a live performance of ‘Macbeth’ in local cinemas.  Starring Christopher Eccleston and Niamh Cussack, this is a fantastic revision opportunity for KS4 students who will be sitting their Literature exam shortly afterwards.

Finally, we’re tremendously proud to announce that Robert Burton, who left us last year to take up a place at the highly prestigious Royal Academy of Music, has reached the finals of the Young Musician of the Year.  Robert is a saxophonist, but his talents don’t end there.  According to Mrs Cooke, Music teacher, “Robert is the most amazing student I’ve ever taught”.  He was awarded Grade 8 Distinction for the saxophone, the clarinet, the piano and the recorder – an outstanding achievement!  Another Hinchingbrooke student, Zoe Perkins, was in the final two years ago (the competition takes place every two years). The fact that both incredibly talented musicians stayed at Hinchingbrooke to study is testament to our amazing Music department.  We look forward to seeing Robert play at the finals in June.

For up to date news and photographs about other events this week, follow us on Twitter @HBK_School.

Have a great week!

Lorraine Cunningham, Assistant Principal