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Hardenhuish Headlines 24 February 2017

Hardenhuish Headlines 24 February 2017

Term 4 has started well and pupils and staff have been very focused this week on our positive rewards, ACEs, as they re-establish learning habits. Year 13 have approached their mocks with maturity and are now fully aware of their areas for concentration over the coming weeks. I am looking forward to our Literature Festival next week which will involve the whole school in an exciting range of literature related events and opportunities. Mrs Percy Headteacher   News Items   News from Hardenhuish’s Green Team…

Anything Goes at Hardenhuish!

Anything Goes at Hardenhuish!

Audiences were dazzled this week by the four sell-out performances of Hardenhuish School’s production of “Anything Goes”. The cast of almost fifty pupils has been rehearsing for the production since last September and their hard work and talent was obvious for all to see. More than 400 excited family, friends and staff bought tickets for the show, Anything Goes is a classic, Broadway musical featuring well-known songs such as ‘I Get A Kick out Of You’ and ‘It’s De-Lovely’, as well as comedy hi-jinks and…

Hardenhuish Headlines 27 January 2017

Hardenhuish Headlines 27 January 2017

Staff have focused on ICT developments this week with whole staff training to ensure that our teaching and learning makes the best use of Office 365, and several colleagues including myself visiting BETT, the education technology conference to plan future developments. More exciting details to come over the coming weeks and months! There have been further fantastic achievements by pupils and students this week across many curriculum areas and visitors to the school have commented on their focus and positive attitudes. Mrs Percy Headteacher  News…

Hardenhuish Headlines 20 January 2017

Hardenhuish Headlines 20 January 2017

As you may have seen in the local press I attended a meeting at the Department for Education on Monday regarding the National Funding Formula. It was a good opportunity for Wiltshire Headteachers to voice our concerns regarding reductions in Educational Funding. I will be writing separately in the near future to ask for your support in responding to the current consultation. Our PE and Drama Departments have had a busy week with their events, fixtures and performances and it is a privilege to have…

Hardenhuish Headlines – 13 January 2017

To support our pupils and students to succeed, they are having an assembly during this week and next ‘raising awareness of mental health at Hardenhuish School’. The current support available in school is being signposted – Pastoral Managers, Counsellors, Matron, NHS nurse and the Resource Centre ‘Shelf Help’ scheme (a national reading scheme to support mental health) and information about KOOTH (kooth.com) is being shared. KOOTH is an online counselling and support service for young people. This service has trained and qualified counsellors and also…

Destination Success For Hardenhuish Sixth Form!

Destination Success For Hardenhuish Sixth Form!

Hardenhuish School in Chippenham has been celebrating after the Department for Education recently published student destinations data for all post-16 education providers in the UK. This confirms its Sixth Form’s long standing track record of supporting students to progress to the UK’s top universities.  Hardenhuish’s Sixth Form topped the league tables with the highest proportion of students progressing to UK universities out of all of the state funded comprehensive schools in Wiltshire. An impressive 68% of students in the Sixth Form progressed to UK higher…

Hardenhuish Students Wow Siemens!

Hardenhuish Students Wow Siemens!

The project of four Year 12 students from Hardenhuish School culminated this week when they presented their findings to the global engineering and technology services company, Siemens in Chippenham. Eleanor Moor-Bardell, Austin Coleman, Lucy Jones and Alex Henrich had spent nine months investigating the efficiency and suitability of the railway running from Bristol Temple Meads to London Paddington. Having met weekly with engineers from Siemens, the presentation was the students’ opportunity to share their ideas on producing a more sustainable railway with members of Siemens’…

Hardenhuish Students Design Remembrance Sculpture

Hardenhuish Students Design Remembrance Sculpture

Three Year 12 students from Hardenhuish School have created a sculpture of a soldier from chicken wire, which will be displayed in Sainsburys in Chippenham in the run-up to Remembrance Sunday. The sculpture, named Gilbert by the pupils who created him, was inspired by members of the Wiltshire Regiment who are recognised on the Hardenhuish School war memorial.  It will have messages to soldiers attached to it that have been written by primary school pupils. Mrs Percy, headteacher at Hardenhuish said “We are very pleased…

100% pass rate for Hardenhuish Students.

A Level Results summer 2016 The A level results of the class of 2016 are extraordinary with a 100% pass rate, including 53% of grades A*-B, and 8% of grades at A*. Our students have made exceptional progress and exceeded the challenging targets based on their GCSE results two years ago.  Our students should also be congratulated on achieving an average total UCAS points score of almost 350 (where 3 A grades per student would be 360 points) which, together with the fabulously high number of…

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