Well done to the Year 11 students who started their written exams this week. The students were very well behaved and we know they all tried their best.

Thank you to our staff who gave up their weekends to run the Duke of Edinburgh training walk for Year 10 and the English intervention session for Year 11. We really appreciate all your hard work.

Thank you to the Parents/ Carers who attended the PTA meeting this week – They have some brilliant ideas to raise money for the school and we look forward to this group growing. Their first activity will be selling refreshments at our school production.

Thank you to everyone who has completed the Parent/ Carer Survey – The deadline is Monday 13 May at 9pm, if you would still like to do this. Please click here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/THSParentSurveyMay2024

We are very excited to announce that the tickets for our production of Grease are now available – The show will be on 12 and 13 June 2024 and you can purchase tickets on Scopay.

A reminder that our next Parent Forum is on Thursday this week – If you would like to attend, please complete the form here: https://forms.office.com/e/FMwYytjYpc

Next week is WEEK 2


Events w/b 13 May

w/b 13 May – Year 11 GCSE/ BTEC Exams continue

Monday 13 May – AM GCSE English Literature, PM GCSE Media Studies

Tuesday 14 May – AM GCSE French Listening and Reading, PM GCSE Business Studies, PM GCSE Chinese Listening and Reading

Wednesday 15 May – AM GCSE History Crime and Punishment, PM GCSE Computer Science. Visit to Winchester – Selected students. 5:30pm Year 10 EBP Work Experience Evening in the Hall.

Thursday 16 May – AM GCSE Maths Paper 1, PM GCSE Religious Studies Paper 2. 6pm Parent Forum in the Conference Room.

Friday 17 May – AM GCSE Science Chemistry, PM GCSE Geography Paper 1 Physical.


Future Dates

Friday 24 May – End of half term. School finishes at normal time.



You can find all letters sent home over the week here – https://www.thehambleschool.co.uk/letters-to-parents/

The canteen menus can be found here: https://www.thehambleschool.co.uk/food-and-drink/

Please check your child’s Attendance regularly on Class Charts


Question of the Week

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Have you accessed the parent/carer Class Chart App in the last week?


This Week at the Dinner Table

This week we are focussing on mental health for Mental Health Awareness Week. Movement is important for your mental health. It can increase your energy, reduce stress and anxiety, and boost your self-esteem.

Here are some questions to help you talk to your child about this topic:

  1. How often do you spend moving every day?
  2. How does movement and exercise make you feel? Does it make you feel more positive? Does it boost your confidence and mood?
  3. How long do you spend sitting down? Do you take breaks to stand up, walk around and stretch?
  4. Do you put events and plans in your diary to look forward to?
  5. Do you listen to any music to get you moving? How often do you crank up the tunes and dance in the kitchen?!


Theme of the Week – Mental Health

In assemblies this week the Progress Leaders will present assemblies for Mental Health Awareness Week. This will also be a focus during the Personal Development sessions of tutor time.

The Mental Health Foundation charity aim to use Mental Health Awareness Week to help people to find moments for movement in their daily routines through their theme of ‘Movement: Moving more for our mental health’.

Research shows that movement is important for our mental health. Our bodies and our minds are connected. Looking after ourselves physically also helps us prevent problems with our mental health.

As you will be aware, in October, students in Year 8 and 10 participated in a Hampshire wide wellbeing survey. As a school, we are working with students to create an action plan to address issues raised by our students. Within the survey, 47% of our Year 8s and 33% of our Year 10s said they participate in physical activity regularly outside of school. Compared to this 79% of Year 8s and 65% of Year 10s who said they play computer games daily. This data shows us there is a need to promote the importance of physical activity amongst our students.

Movement is a great way to enhance our wellbeing. Even a short burst of 10 minutes brisk walking can boost our mood and increase our mental alertness and energy. Movement helps us feel better about our bodies and improve self-esteem. It can also help reduce stress and anxiety and help us to sleep better. Students have physical activity built into their curriculum and also have the opportunity to participate in additional physical activities through our lunch time and extra-curricular clubs offer. The clubs we offer can be found here: https://www.thehambleschool.co.uk/extra-curricular-activities/ Please do encourage your children to get involved.

The organisation Mind, are using Mental Health Awareness Week to launch their campaign #NoMindLeftBehind. They want to raise awareness and vital funds for a future where everyone can get quality mental health care when they need it. Every year, 1 in 4 of us will experience a mental health problem. But too many of us aren’t getting the help we need. Over 2 million people are waiting for NHS mental health services, and since 2017 the number of young people struggling with their mental health has nearly doubled.

The BeeWell survey shows that many of our Year 8s and Year 10s know where to access mental health support. As a school we have comprehensive support available to help students with their mental health and wellbeing. During assemblies and personal development sessions this week, teachers will be reminding students about how to access this support and giving advice for how students can support their own wellbeing.

As a reminder, we also have a comprehensive webpage of support links available here: https://www.thehambleschool.co.uk/student-wellbeing-resources/

In particular, there are some very useful links to CAMHS courses and online webinars that provide advice and guidance for Parents/ Carers. Should you want to talk to someone about your child’s emotional wellbeing and mental health, please email staysafe@thehambleschool.co.uk


Year 11 Update

Year 11 have started the exam season really well – They are focussed and trying their best. A reminder that students in Year 11 must now be in school at 8:20am if they have morning exams so that they can attend the Warm Up session – A few students have been late this week; please remind your child.

There is a Year 11 Revision Breakfast Room available every day from 8am and SC16 is available at lunchtime for quiet revision.

If you or your son/daughter have any further questions about the GCSE exams/ revision, please email  svalleley@thehambleschool.co.uk You should now have double checked entries – Any questions to Mrs Valleley, please.

If you feel your child needs more wellbeing/ mental health support, please get in touch with their tutor or Mrs Barkshire lbarkshire@thehambleschool.co.uk


Year 10 Update

Year 10 exams will take place during the week beginning 17 June and 24 June. There will be exams in all subjects and these will take place in the Sports Hall/ Progress Zone. We follow the same guidance/ procedures as the real GCSEs. We will be issuing an exam timetable in due course and a revision book will be emailed home.

As you maybe aware we run a programme of Achieving Excellence Evenings at GCSE – The first session for Year 10 will be on Tuesday 4 June at 6pm-7:30pm. This will be an opportunity for Parents/ Carers and students to find out about the exams, engage in revision workshops and also talk to representatives from colleges/ apprenticeship providers. To register for this event, please click here: https://forms.office.com/e/hb02wxQBb7


Sports Leaders

A big thank you to our Sports Leaders Year 9. They took part in a primary school Festival of Tennis where they lead numerous events to promote physical activity and enjoyment through tennis. The students were brilliant and we can’t wait to see them develop their leadership skills throughout the summer term.



Well done to Matthew W for being awarded the Hamble Hockey Club U14’s Player of the year. Congratulations from everyone at The Hamble School.

Please do share your children’s achievements outside of school – Email communication@thehambleschool.co.uk


Celebrating Achievements

A reminder that we celebrate achievements every Friday with our award recognition system and Proud Friday.

Find out more here: https://www.thehambleschool.co.uk/rewards-recognition/

The students listed below achieved the most reward points this week – Well done to you!

  • Year 7 – Alfie C 7-8
  • Year 8 – Monty McC 8-8
  • Year 9 – Liam T 9-9
  • Year 10 – Lilou KE 10-1
  • Year 11 – Natalie M 11-6


You can say ‘thank you’ to a member of staff here: https://www.thehambleschool.co.uk/staff-recognition/ they really do enjoy receiving these each week.



If you or you child would like support with wellbeing, please check out the links of our website: https://www.thehambleschool.co.uk/student-wellbeing-support/