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Hinchingbrooke School

Week B Commencing 8th October 2018

Message of the Week

Welcome to week 6.  Wednesday 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.  

Continuing the focus on young people’s mental health, our Theme for the Week is looking after our own mental health.  Life can be tough and it’s important to be kind to ourselves as much as others. 



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 … 

7M1.  Well done again to the students in this form group who earned the highest number of 5s.

And winner of the Middle School Golden Antlers was …

…9P1.   Well done to Pepys. 

Well done to both tutor groups. 

Previous winners:




Hot Chocolate Friday is targeted at students who behave impeccably but are too easily overlooked.  We want them to know we notice.


Dates for your diary

This 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

Thursday 9th, 7-8pm  Parents’ Forum, House Library. 

Next week:

Wednesday, 17 October, 7pm, PAC - Autumn Concert

Tickets available here:

"Autumn Concert " at Hinchingbrooke Performing Arts

Tickets are now available for Autumn Concert at Hinchingbrooke Performing Arts, Cambridgeshire on Wed 17 Oct 2018 at 7:00PM. Click the link for further information and to secure your tickets now!


Thursday, 18th OctoberYear 10 Parents’ Evening


Future events: 

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

Monday 29th October – Staff Training Day

Tuesday, 30th October – Students return 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 unusually warm weather and the beautiful autumnal colours. 

Most of all, be kind to yourself.   

Lorraine Cunningham, Assistant Principal