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Hardenhuish Headlines

Hardenhuish Headlines

Well done to all those who have been involved in exams this week, both public and internal. All young people (and staff) have managed the beginning of the season really well and have done themselves proud.

We wish our Year 13 well as they leave us today to begin their A Levels. They have been amazing and we look forward to celebrating their time at Hardenhuish with them at the Prom in a couple of weeks.

We wish our intrepid D of E explorers a safe and successful practice weekend – the article below shows that this can lead to tea at the palace if you go on to complete Gold!

Thank you for your ongoing support at this difficult time.

Lisa Percy



News Items


Wiltshire County Athletics Championships

Congratulations to India Ibbotson who competed in the Wiltshire County Championships at the weekend and won a bronze medal in the 800 metres and a silver in the 300 metres.

Well done also to Zach Walpole who also competed and got a Bronze medal in the Boys’ Under-15 high jump.  He has only been specialising in the high jump since April with Team Bath Athletics Club and got a PB of 1m 45cm in his first proper competition.


Duke of Edinburgh Gold Awards

On Monday 13 May, two former students, Kristian Page-Dove and Sam Tomlin were invited to Buckingham Palace to receive their Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award’s. They were addressed by HRH The Earl of Wessex and presented with their certificates by Mark Foster, a former GB swimmer and World Champion.

The D of E Gold is a brilliant achievement and one which has a very high national regard. Kristian and Sam have been committed to pursuing their Awards over the last four years with the support of Hardenhuish and, in particular, David Hawkins (D of E Manager).

Monday was a special and proud day for the students, their parents and Mrs Harris (former Assistant Headteacher and D of E Verifier).

Hardenhuish Equestrian Team in the ribbons!

On Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 May, Hardenhuish School was represented in the qualifiers for the NSEA Eventing Championships at Stonar School near Melksham.

The riders took part in three phases of dressage, show jumping and cross- country. The jumping was timed and played a crucial element in the scoring.

On Saturday, Darcy Selman rode brilliantly and was fifth in a very competitive class of riders from South West schools.  Xavier Abbots, who was recently 15th. in the schools National Show Jump Championships, rode a fearless cross-country round but went too fast, otherwise he would have been in the ribbons.  Claudia Griffin rode with great confidence and tact on her pony, Moneypenny, who was enjoying her first outing after injury and was very pleased to be ‘at the party’.

Sunday dawned, the sky was blue and not a cloud in the sky. Perfect eventing weather.  Lowenna Harvey had the best dressage score in her section and came fifth.

Ashley Davey, after a disastrous start to the day with her lorry, rode a fantastic double clear and came third. Overall the team with Harriet Cole, who was riding a new horse, came second which meant they have qualified for the championships in September.!!!! What an amazing result!

Well done to all the riders and the very supportive parents.


Music Exam results

Congratulations to the following pupils on their music exam success:

James Doggett – Grade 3 Violin
Evie Wilson – Grade 1 Piano
Kirsty Nuttall – Grade 1 Piano
Megan Hitchman – Grade 1 Piano
James Doggett – Grade 3 Piano
Chloe Doggett – Grade 4 Piano
Dan Baker – Grade 8 Clarinet
Joshua Croucher – Grade 1 Saxophone
Amy Hulford – Grade 1 Clarinet
Antonia Cooke – Grade 5 Saxophone
Georgia Webb – Grade 5 Theory
Martin Jones – Grade 3 Cornet
Sabriel Wilson – Grade 2 Piano
Jack Tavendale – Grade 1 Keyboard
Freya Arrowsmith – Grade 5 Piano


Boys U13 Outdoor Cricket Tournament

The English summer finally arrived for some outdoor cricket when we took a combination of Year 7 and Year 8 pupils to the County Cricket Finals at Trowbridge Cricket Club

With eight other schools attending we cruised through the group stages to gain a spot in the semi-finals, however, we then sadly lost our opening batter for a golden duck and couldn’t quite turn the game around.  Nevertheless, we finished the day on a massive high by taking third place.

Afterwards, Mr Tanner of the PE Department said, “I am massively proud of the team that could have easily come first on another day but that’s sport for you!”


What’s On Information
Week Beginning: 20 May 2019



Tuesday 21 May

Year 7 Church Visit

Year 9 Parent Information, Advice & Guidance meeting – 7 pm – Peter Thompson Hall


Wednesday 22 May

Year 10 History Imperial War Museum trip – London

Year 8 Girls HPV 2nd Immunisations

Year 7 Drama trip – Matilda – Bristol


Friday 24 May