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The Careers Fair on Tuesday was amazing. Thank you to our Careers Team for organising and to all the employers who gave so generously of their time to support us. It was particularly good to catch up with three Hardenhuish alumni (and three parents!) who had come to contribute to this fantastic opportunity for our young people to engage with employers and consider their careers of the future.

The Poetry Slam on Wednesday was a fantastic showcase of the talents of our Year 7 who have embraced the opportunity to work with Sarah-Jane Arbury, a visiting author to develop their poems. The winners, Purple Pineapple Parrots performed this brilliantly on the night and according to Mr Southwood, it was the closest contest in 10 years. Congratulations also to Ashton’s Nonsense Story for his A-Z triumph.

I am looking forward to welcoming the prospective Year 12 of 2020 to our 6th Form Open Evening on Thursday 5 December  and the Christmas Fayre next Friday from
4-6 pm. Please come along or buy some raffle tickets to help raise funds for the Friends of Hardenhuish.

Enjoy the long weekend!

Lisa Percy

News Items

KS3 District Badminton Tournament

Hardenhuish boys’ and girls’ badminton teams headed down to Sheldon for the annual KS3 Badminton Tournament on Tuesday, with both teams playing some excellent games against four other schools and displaying superb skills

Our boys’ team finished first which means they go through to the next round which will be in Tidworth at the end of January. Unfortunately, the girls just missed out on top spot by losing the last game.

The PE Department are massively proud of both teams and a big thank you to Geoff Mascall (from Aero Badminton) for providing our school with badminton coaching.

Well done to the Year 10 Sport Studies Leaders who officiated at the tournament. Every school that participated in the tournament appreciated our young officials and commented on how fantastic they were throughout. You have made Hardenhuish very proud!

Hardenhuish Educational Trust

The Hardenhuish Educational Trust helps to fund many items in the School which have made a huge difference to the daily lives of the pupils. This week bids have been accepted for football goal posts, Lego robotics equipment and an apple press amongst a variety of other items. Could you help by making a one-off or regular donation to the Hardenhuish Educational Trust?

Donations can be made by:

  • Cheque or cash – donations can be put in an envelope and delivered by your child to the school reception in the House or alternatively posted to The Trustees, Hardenhuish Educational Trust, c/o Hardenhuish School, Hardenhuish Lane, Chippenham, Wiltshire, SN14 6RJ.
  • Standing order – a monthly contribution taken from your bank account. All you need do is complete the form in the Information section of the website.
  • Payroll giving – if your company offers a payroll giving scheme, the money is taken from your salary and the tax given to the Trust. Just give your scheme the charity name (Hardenhuish Educational Trust) and registered number (1072320) and they’ll do the rest. For higher rate taxpayers a £3 donation turns into over £4.

Thank you for all of your support in helping our school to continue to provide the amazing opportunities that make it so special.


The Hardenhuish Educational Trust

Senior Maths Challenge Success

Congratulations to the nine Year 12 and 13 students who recently sat this year’s UK Maths Trust’s Senior Maths Challenge.  Four of them received gold certificates and have been invited to sit the follow-on competition on Monday (good luck!).  A further three students received silver certificates and two others received bronze certificates.

A Great Job Done at Hardenhuish’s Careers Fair!

Hardenhuish School’s annual Careers Fair on Tuesday 26 November proved an enormous success when it was attended by a wide variety of organisations from the local area.

Over 30 businesses, colleges and universities exhibited, including companies such as Siemens Rail Automation, Wessex Water, Goughs Solicitors, The Army, KPMG and Wessex Archaeology. The fair was attended by over 800 pupils across all year groups throughout the afternoon, where they were able to speak to representatives from each organisation. They were also given the opportunity to enter a competition to win a Fire HD 8 Tablet.

Ms Vicky Brenton, Careers and Transition Manager, said “It was fantastic to see our pupils engaging so well with the employers to find out about the opportunities available to them. Many of the employers have since commented about how impressed they were with our pupils”.


What’s On Information
Week Beginning: 2 December 2019

Tuesday 3 December

Year 7 – Year 9 Drama A Christmas Carol – Bristol Old Vic

Wednesday 4 December

Year 13 Chemistry trip – Bristol

Thursday 5 December

Sixth Form Open Evening – Peter Thompson Hall – 6.30 pm

Friday 6 December

Christmas Fayre – Peter Thompson Hall – 4 pm