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Week B Commencing 6th May 2019

Message of the Week


Welcome to week 31

Hinchingbrooke School’s Boccia team - Sam Turner, Jabe Peake and Rooney Kerridge - represented East Anglia in the U19 Lord Taverner’s School Boccia Finals at the English Institute for Sport in Sheffield last Tuesday, 30th April.

The team entered the competition as County and Regional Champions and came away the 5th best Boccia team in the Country.


Well done to Jabe, who was awarded Boccia England Young player of the year.  His trophy was presented by Chris Ratcliffe, Boccia England’s CEO.  Jabe now has a place in the Boccia England training programme, a fitting end to Jabe’s 8 years at Hinchingbrooke School captaining the Boccia team.  We look forward to seeing his progress and wish Jabe the very best for his future.




Hot Chocolate Friday is a reward for our students who behave impeccably, but are too easily forgotten, or in recognition of going ‘Over & Above’ in some significant way.



Last week, we celebrated a special young man called Mark, who is always polite, friendly and respectful, always willing to contribute to school activities and this week earned a special mention for homework.  Well done, Mark – you’re a huge credit to the school and a role model for others.


Golden Antler Winners

Each 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 these Cromwell students for excellent attitudes to learning.


And winner of the Middle School Golden Antlers was …

… 11V1 – Well done to the year 11 students in this Vesey tutor group.


Previous winners:


Travel update:

Monday, April 29th

The path opposite the school is still open.  As soon as we have confirmation from the Highways team that the pathway will be closed, we will let you know. 


Dates for your diary

This week:

Thursday, 9th May – Parent Forum, 7pm, House


Future events:

Friday, 17th MayYear 13 Leavers’ Assembly and barbeque

Tuesday, 21st May – Year 7 Parents Evening

Friday, 24th May - Year 13 students will officially leave Hinchingbrooke

Year 13 Study arrangements:

Post 16 exams are earlier this year, with some happening before the summer half term, and Art, BTEC and AS exams earlier still. The Exam timetable is on the school website.

Students will be given the half day off timetable prior to any exam before half-term, i.e. the morning off if they have an afternoon exam, and the afternoon before off if they have a morning exam. We will, however, keep teaching lessons up to half term. 

After half term, teachers will be available at the times that Year 13 lessons would have occurred for any students who want support until their exams. Course teams will also put on Revision Workshops, which they will advertise to students. Some courses may wish to continue putting on structured lessons. In these cases, they will inform their students, who must attend.  If they are unable to attend, students should communicate with their teachers in the usual manner.


Saturday, 25th May to Sunday 02nd June – Half Term break

Monday, 3rd June - School resumes

Monday, 3rd June to Friday, 14th June – Year 10 Work Experience

Monday, 3rd June to Friday, 14th June – Year 7 exams

Tuesday, 11th June – Year 9 Parents Evening

Thursday, 13th June – Art Exhibition

Friday 21st June – Y11 Formal

Tuesday, 25th June – Hinchingbrooke’s Got Talent

Wednesday, 26th June – Year 11 Leaver’s Assembly

Thursday, 27th June – Sports Day

Friday, 28th June – Staff Training Day

Tuesday, 2nd to Thursday, 4th – Year 7 Taster Days

Thursday, 4th July – Year 7 Taster Evening

Tuesday, 9th July – Junior Bossendorfer Concert

Friday, 19th July – last day of term

Saturday, 20th July to Sunday, 1st September – Summer break

Monday, 2nd September - Staff Training Day

Tuesday, 3rd September - Year 7 and 12 back to school

Wednesday, 4th September - everyone back to school


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

Lorraine Cunningham, Assistant Principal