Thank you to our Geography Department, especially Mrs Sargent (Head of Geography) for arranging some fantastic fieldtrips to Swanage last week. The Year 10 GCSE students enjoyed collecting data for their paper 3 exam and it was great weather for a day at the beach!

The weather forecast is due to be cooler this week, so please ensure that your son/ daughter is wearing normal school uniform. They can leave their blazer (and jumpers) at home; ties must be worn.

Next week is Week 2.


Events w/b 20 June

GCSE exams continue. Personalised timetables have been distributed but you can download a general timetable here:

Monday 20 June – Year 10 Exams start. A timetable has been emailed home and can be found on the Year 10 section of the ‘Letters’ page:

Monday 20 June – Year 9 PSHCRE Day: Healthy Relationships in Today’s World

Tuesday 21 June – Year 10 Mental Health Roadshow (selected students)

Friday 24 June – INSED Day: Students are not required in school, except those in Year 11 taking the GCSE Statistics exam.


Letters sent this week

Year 11 – Final letter

Year 8 – English Literature Revision

Our letters are available here:

The Headteacher’s Blog is available here:


Theme of the Week: The Environment

This week the ‘Theme of the Week’ is the environment. In assemblies we will focus on the importance of looking after the local environment (the school site) and how our actions and lifestyles impact on a wider scale.

The keywords for this week are:

Sustainability – The ability to maintain something at a certain rate or level.

Renewable – Something that is capable of being renewed (to begin again/ resume).


Hamble’s Happy Hopper

As a school, we are very excited to announce our involvement in a fantastic project partnered with The Murray Trust and Wild in Art called ‘Hares of Hampshire’. For the next ten weeks, streets, parks and public spaces in Southampton and Winchester, will be brought to life with an exhibition of hares and leverets. This is a free, fun and family friendly trail that everyone in our community can get involved in to find the hares and leverets. Our amazing leveret was lovingly created by our student Art club led by Miss Francis and Miss Petty.

If you and your family would like to participate in the trail, the App can be downloaded here: You will notice our Leveret is the first on the trail and can be found outside the John Hansard Gallery.  More information can be found on the following website:

If anyone visits our leveret and you are happy for it to be shared on social media, please send a selfie to so that we can generate a gallery of images.


PE Kit – A message from Mr Needham (Head of PE)

I would like to take this opportunity to remind parents/ carers of the PE kit policy and what happens when students, on the odd occasion, forget to bring in their PE kit:

  • All students are expected to be in PE kit, even if they are ill or injured.
  • If students do not have their PE kit they will need to borrow our spare kit. These are clean and washed ever Tuesday and Thursday.
  • If your child refuses to wear spare kit, they will be removed from the lesson and relocated to another class. This will then result in them automatically receiving an afterschool detention for 30 minutes.

With the temperature increasing, please remember that students are allowed to wear sun hats in their PE lesson. It is also highly recommended that students bring a bottle of water out with them during their lesson, and wear sunscreen.


House Update

At the end of this academic year, we will announce the ‘House of the Year’. At the moment, Lords are in the lead with an average of 57 House Points per person last half term – well done and keep earning reward points to add to your House total.

Year 7 & 8 House Competition

There was a brilliant turn out for our Summer House Football Event. Well done to everyone involved and big’ congratulations’ to Twickenham in Year 7 and Wimbledon in Year 8 for being the overall winners. House points were awarded to all involved.

We would also like to ‘thank’ our Year 10 Sports Leaders who organised the event.



Congratulations to the students who were awarded medals for completing their Fit 4 Life training sessions this term.


South Western Railways – RMT Strike

As you may already be aware, the RMT union has announced that its members will be taking nationwide strike action on Tuesday 21, Thursday 23 and Saturday 25 June 2022.

This industrial action is also expected to cause significant disruption on Wednesday 22, Friday 24 and Sunday 26 June when the network will not be operational before 07:30am and a Sunday service will operate throughout the day.

In light of this disruption, we would urge students who use the train to seek alternative forms of transport to/ from school between 21 and 26 June to get to school. This is particularly important if your son/ daughter is in Year 11 and has GCSE examinations on these days – We cannot delay exams or get any special consideration for this, so it is vital that students plan other modes of transport to get into school.


Weekly Cyber Information



The following students achieved the most reward points this week:

  • Maddison T (7-7)
  • George F (8-4)
  • Leo T (9-3)
  • Lily M (10-6)
  • William T (11-8)

If you have any concerns about your child’s wellbeing or would like to report a safeguarding issue, please email