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Dear Parents

It has been another incredibly busy week with us hoping that the Christmas break was closer and further away in equal measures!

Due to high local cases our 6th Form Open evening last night was not able to take place in person but we hope our Year 11s are talking to their teachers and have looked at all of the resources online to support them with their applications.

Good luck to our team competing in the English Schools Cross Country Cup tomorrow in Newquay. This is a real achievement and I hope that they enjoy the opportunity as much as many of our sporting teams have this week to participate in the various events and competitions below.

As the weather is getting colder, please can I remind you that any changes to our usual plans will be communicated via the school website and by email so please ensure the details we hold for you are kept up to date.

Have a good weekend.

Lisa Percy


Thank you for your continued support in regular LFT testing at home.  This should ideally be done every Wednesday and Sunday each week.  Further test kits will be issued to pupils in the next week to ensure that you can continue to test at home each week.

Below is a message from Virgin Care with an update on the vaccination programme for 12-15 year olds.

Information regarding Covid Vaccinations

Message from Virgin Care

Details of how the second doses of the Healthy Covid 12-15 programme will be provided in the coming weeks. 

Dear Parents/guardians,  

How to access the first dose of Covid-19 vaccination for 12-15 year olds  

We are aware that for several reasons there are some children aged 12 and over who may not have received their first Covid-19 vaccination at school or at a local vaccination centre yet.  We want to support as many children and young people and their families who wish to have their vaccination to be able to do so. These vaccines are still available and you can book an appointment through the National booking system Or by calling 119.  

There are appointments available for 12-15 year olds and all the centres run sessions for 12-15 year olds outside school hours for your convenience and to allow school attendance to continue uninterrupted. 

The vaccine centres available in B&NES, Wiltshire and Swindon are: 
Bath Race Course, Lansdown, Bath, BA1 9BU
Salisbury City Hall, Malthouse Lane, Salisbury, SP2 7TU
Steam, Fire Fly Avenue (off Kemble Drive), Swindon, SN2 2EY                                                    

A few key facts to remember when booking your appointment: 

If your child has had a positive Covid test they should not receive the Covid-19 vaccination for 12 weeks (this advice changed on 18.11.2021).  
If your child is clinically vulnerable, they should have already been recommended to receive two vaccines with an eight-week gap.  This group of children are still recommended to only have a 28-day gap between a positive Covid test and receiving the vaccine.  
If your child has received the first dose, they now will be eligible for a second dose however, it is currently recommended that there is a minimum of 12 weeks after the first dose and you will be unable to book this until this time.  

Details of how the second doses of the Healthy Covid 12-15 programme will be provided in the coming weeks. 

School Age Immunisation Team 
Virgin Care Services Limited 
t: 0300 247 0082 (Monday – Friday, 9am -12 noon or 2pm – 4.30pm) 


Hardenhuish School DofE Manager receives Royal recognition

Mr Hawkins is one of a small group of people worldwide to be congratulated for their outstanding support for young people through The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award

To mark International Volunteer Day on Sunday 5 December, a Chippenham DofE manager has received Royal recognition for their exceptional dedication to supporting young people to do their Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE).

Mr Hawkins has run the DofE at Hardenhuish School for 10 years, giving young people the chance to take on challenges, discover new skills and passions and develop their confidence, resilience and self-belief.

Mr Hawkins is one of a small group of volunteers to receive a personal letter of commendation from HRH The Earl of Wessex – a DofE Trustee – and a special commemorative coin marking the life and legacy of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, the DofE’s patron. The coins have been donated by The Royal Mint.

The 50 coin recipients, including Mr Hawkins, were selected to reflect some of the different roles, successes and activities on behalf of more than 45,000 people delivering DofE across the UK. Many have given decades to supporting young people, while others have gone above and beyond to make sure young people can continue their DofE despite personal challenges or the effects of the pandemic.

The DofE’s CEO Ruth Marvel said: “If young people are the heart of our organisation, volunteers are the lungs, breathing life into our programmes, changing the lives of young people so that they have the confidence and resilience to deal with whatever life might have in store. 

“At a time when so many young people are facing unprecedented challenges, DofE volunteers are instrumental in helping them to regain a sense of purpose, possibility and control over their futures. Thank you to everyone in the DofE volunteer family who has helped support so many young people through the most difficult of times.” 










Sporting News

Netball v Lavington and Abbeyfield

Our teams had another lovely evening of netball in a triangular tournament against Abbeyfield and Lavington schools last week. Once again all players showed fantastic determination and teamwork skills, especially those who played out of position due to others not in school. Well done to all involved:


Year 7A
Abbeyfield 3-3 draw
Lavington 2–0 loss

Year 7B
Abbeyfield 2-2 draw

Year 8
Abbeyfield 5-5 draw
Lavington 6-4 lost

Year 9
Abbeyfield 17-1 win
Lavington 11-2 win


Football Result – Great Western Academy 1-4 Hardenhuish

The U16 girls have secured themselves a fantastic result by winning their round of 16 game with only 9 players! As a team the girls worked so hard from start to finish and were able to take a 2-0 lead at half time. In the 2nd half the girls soaked up the pressure and made some crucial tackles and were able to link well together to score themselves 2 more goals to secure the win. A great resilient attitude shown from the girls who had lots of self-belief to go ahead with their game make Hardenhuish proud! Well done Girls!










Please see below a list of trips and events taking place next week 

Monday 6 December

Tuesday 7 December

Year 13 History Trip – Theatre Royal, Bath

Wednesday 8 December

Year 8 Drama trip – Bristol Old Vic

Thursday 9 December

Year 8 Parent Information, Advice & Guidance meeting (Remotely) – 7pm