Hardenhuish Headlines

Hardenhuish Headlines

Dear Parents

Happy New Year and welcome back to Term 3 2023!

The term has started well and the young people have settled back in to the routines of school after their Christmas break. Thank you for your support in ensuring that they are fully equipped and in the correct uniform. We would be grateful for donations of any pre-loved uniform that young people have grown out of and as you can see below are now able to extend it’s life by selling this through Arbor.

To help our community to stay well, please can I ask that you remind your young people about washing hands frequently, bringing tissues to use and then throw away if they have colds and staying home if you feel they are too unwell to be in school.

Please note below details of the closure of the Chippenham Station footbridge to allow for improvement and accessibility works to take place which may impact on journeys to and from school until the Spring.

The Year 8 have exam fortnight from Monday and I wish them well with their first exams since joining us. Thank you for the support you have given them in preparation for these.

Lisa Percy

Headteacher

 

News Items

 

Y12 Politics Trip to London

21 Year 12 Politics students enjoyed a visit to the Houses of Parliament and the Supreme Court in London this week.

The students were fortunate to view the newly refurbished Parliament buildings from the South Bank before being given an informative tour of the buildings, including both the House of Commons and Lords.

A walk down Whitehall to see Downing Street and Trafalgar Square was followed by a visit to the Supreme Court and a tour of their court rooms and exhibition.

All students got a great insight into where British laws are made and upheld.

 

Christmas Concert

On Thursday 15 December we held our Christmas Carol Concert at St Paul’s Church.  This was the first one in 3 years and it was fantastic to be back again in the Church and performing to an audience.  The evening was full of festive performances from our various ensembles and for some pupils this was their first concert at Hardenhuish. All of the performers rose to the occasion and got everybody into the Christmas spirit.  We are looking forward to working with them again over the next term preparing for our Spring Concert.

Music Staff

 

Pre-loved Uniform

We are pleased to be able to confirm the launch of our preloved school uniform shop which can be accessed and purchased via Arbor in the usual way.  All items are in good condition and have been washed in readiness for sale.  All preloved uniform which has been purchased via Arbor can be collected from school reception between 2.30pm and 4.00pm.  We would very much appreciate any donations of good condition preloved uniform and donations can be dropped off at school reception at any time.  Thank you for your support.

 

Information from Great Western Railway

Construction is underway at Chippenham station which will complete the work to make the station fully accessible, with three operational lifts. The work will start properly on Monday 9 January and will take until the Spring to complete.

In order to complete the work the public right of way over the footbridge will be temporarily closed from Monday 9 January – reopening when work is finished.  This is necessary as part of the work will be to turn the existing stairs so that pedestrians using the footbridge no longer step directly out into the road. This means that as well as opening the third lift at the station, making it fully accessible to all platforms, this stage of improvement work will also make the public right of way safer to use.

We will have wayfinding notices up this week (part of site set up) which will include information on the alternative walking route, as shown in the attached map.

Chippenham footbridge closure

 

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