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Hinchingbrooke School

Week B Commencing 26th November 2018

Message of the week

Welcome to week 12.  Just over 3 weeks to the Christmas break!                                           

Wednesday, 21st NovemberDistrict Cross Country

It was a brilliant performances by our Hinchingbrooke Students in the District Cross Country last week.  Names to watch out for in the next round of the regionals are Liam Conway in year 7, Howard Croft in year 9 and Sophie Bambridge, also in year 9.

Follow us on Twitter @HBKPE_Sports for up to date news throughout the year.

Thursday, 22nd November, the Careers Team offered parents and students from Years 11 and 13 the opportunity to book a Careers Consultation during the Academic Review Day. Demand was higher than expected so arrangements are being made to see all those disappointed on alternative days and times.   One parent contacted Mr O’Shaughnessy after their consultation to say that it’s the first time her Y11 daughter ‘actually smiled about her next step in life. She found it so hard to think about it, let alone get excited.  So a big thank you for everything and for being so honest.’ 


As part of our drive towards a more responsible attitude towards our environment – we recently removed plastic straws and cups from the Food Court – we are reminding students this week to respect the school environment by putting all waste into bins. 

Hinchingbrooke really is a beautiful place to work and learn and the site team and cleaners work hard to keep it looking so lovely.  I am always saddened when I hear a student say, ‘The cleaner will pick it up – that’s their job”.   If each one of us ensures that we dispose of litter responsibly, not only will it take some of the pressure off our site team and cleaners, it will also encourage students to have a sense of pride in our school.  

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 … 

… 7C1.  Well done to the students who earned the highest number of 5s

And winner of the Middle School Golden Antlers was …

… a triple: 9P1, 9W1 and 9C2!  Very well done to the students in all three year 9 groups for jointly earning the highest number of 5s.  We look forward to lots of photos next week.

Previous winners


Hot Choc Friday - Celebrating those students who go over and above.

There was no Hot Choc Friday last week L, but there will be three this week J: one for the Debating Team and one for the BTEC Business team – both on Thursday; and our usual celebration on Friday. 

Dates for your diary

This week:

Monday 26th November Year 11 trial exams week 2

Next week:

Wednesday, 5th December – Sixth Form Music trip to Kings College Carol Service

Thursday, 6th December – Sixth Form History trip to Hampton Court

Future events:

Monday, 10th December – Y8 exams begin

Wednesday, 12th December Christmas Concert, PAC, 7pm

This year, we are supporting The Brain Tumour Charity in memory of Amelia Sellens who sadly died recently.

 Tickets are £6/£4 concessions-

There will also be a festive craft fayre in the foyer of the PAC from 18:30.

Wednesday, 19th December – Y11 Trial Results  

Thursday, 20th December – school closed for Christmas


Thursday, 03rd January – spring term resumes for all

Monday, 07th January – Y13 Trial and GCSE MfL mock oral exams begin

Wednesday, 09th January – Y11 Parents Evening

Wednesday, 23rd January – Glastonbrooke Unplugged, 6.30pm, House

Thursday, 24th January – Parent Forum, 7pm, House

Tuesday, 05th February – KS4 Success Evening, 4pm

Tuesday, 05th February – Y7, 9 and 11 Study Skills event

Thursday, 07th February – Y8 Parents Evening

Thursday, 07th February – Intermediate Maths Challenge

Tuesday, 12th February – Addams Family Production

Wednesday, 13th February – Addams Family Production

Thursday, 14th February – Addams Family Production

Saturday, 16th February – Half term break begins

Monday, 25th February – school resumes for all

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

Have a wonderful week!


Lorraine Cunningham, Assistant Principal