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Hinchingbrooke School

Week A Commencing 1st October 2018

Message of the Week

Welcome to week 5.  Many people love this time of year, but some find the autumn and winter depressing, with darker days and longer nights.  October 10th is World Mental Health Day and this year’s focus is on young people from the ages of 8 to 24. 

To find out more, visit the website: 

Resources include tips for anyone working, or living, with young people, as well as guidance for young people to help them to take care of their own mental health.  


In keeping with the focus on young people’s mental health, our Theme for the Week is a reminder to be tolerant and not to judge others simply because they are different.   Everyone we meet is fighting a battle we know nothing about so it’s important to be kind always.

Golden Antler Winners


Every week, the tutor groups with the highest number of 5s (for great attitudes to learning) are awarded a Golden Antler trophy.  Following the award of the trophy, the tutor arranges for a celebratory photograph to be taken.  It is then displayed around school.


Last week, the Lower School Golden Antlers winner was … 

7W1.  Well done to the students in this form group who earned the highest number of 5s.

And winner of the Middle School Golden Antlers was …

…9M1.   A new win for Montague. 

Well done to both tutor groups.  We look forward to photographs next week!

Previous winners:




Last week, we introduced a new reward: ‘Hot Chocolate Friday’.   

The first winners of the Hot Chocolate Friday event celebrate with (from left to right) Mr Cooke, Vice Principal, Mr Goulding, Principal, and Mr Pape, Assistant Principal. 

Dates for your diary

This week:


Thursday 4th October Hinchingbrooke School Open Evening  

There will be a number of interactive displays for Year 6 students and parents/carers.  Plus, a chance to meet staff as well as see the fantastic facilities available at the school. There are 2 sessions: 5.30pm till 7.00pm, or 6.00pm till 7.30pm. Please be aware that parking is limited and attendance expected to be high so please consider car-sharing where possible.


For further details about this event, please see our school website or contact the Communications Team at

Next week:

Monday 8th, Wednesday 10th and Friday 12th 9-10am  - Year 6 Open Mornings

A chance for parents of prospective students to drop in and see our school in action.

Wednesday, 10th October - KS3 Success Evening (16:30 – 20:00)

For Year 7 and 8, there will be a range of activities and workshops by Learning Performance, the UK’s leading study skills company. Their interactive and motivational workshops show students and parents how to learn, how to revise and how to prepare for exams, with creative learning strategies, such as memory techniques. Research shows equipping children with such learning strategies can improve progress by an average of 8 months! The sessions will run between 4 pm and 5.30 pm and repeat again between 6:30 pm and 8.00 pm.  Any parents who would like to book a place, please send reply slips to Jodie Brasher, or contact her directly on

Future events: 

Thursday, 18th OctoberYear 10 Parents’ Evening

Monday, 22nd October to Friday 26th October - Half-term break

Tuesday 30th October – back to school

Tuesday, 30th October – Year 13 Parents’ Evening

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

Enjoy the beautiful autumn colours

Lorraine Cunningham, Assistant Principal