Thank you to everyone who has completed the Progress Report Feedback forms over the last few weeks. It is wonderful to have a positive partnership between your children, you and our staff – We know that working together increasing wellbeing and academic success.

On Friday this week our Year 11 students received their Mock Exam Results in our Mock Results Assembly – Some were very pleased with their results and we talked about how to keep the momentum up until the exams are over. Some students were disappointed and we discussed whether they were revising proactively at home or not and if they need more exam practise. We have so many resources being distributed over the next few weeks to help students and a number of important events. If you are a parent/ carer of a Year 11 child, it is vital that you attend Parents’ Evening on Wednesday 27 March 2024 with your son/ daughter – Sign up here if you have not already done so.

Well done to our Year 10 Drama students who completed their Drama NEA Performance this week and thank you to Mrs Bowman and Miss Clucas for arranging this. Our PE Department organised a Primary School Athletic competition this week too and it was great to see our Student Sports Leaders supporting the younger children and running the event. Thank you to Mr Taylor for making this happen.

After Easter there will be exams for Year 7, 8 and 9 as detailed in previous Weekly Messages. Mrs Valleley (Deputy Headteacher) will be delivering Exam Assemblies over the next few weeks and we will support students with ‘how to revise’. Please note that the Year 10 End of Year Exams will take place for two weeks beginning on Monday 17 June 2024

As you are aware, we break up for Easter on Thursday 28 March 2024 at 1pm. We do hope that you have a wonderful Easter weekend and manage to spend time as a family. We look forward to seeing students again on Monday 15 April at 08:30am. A reminder that the school will be open for Year 11 Revision and Intervention over the Easter holidays, as detailed on the individual timetables which have been sent home.

Next week is WEEK 1


Events w/b 25 March

Monday 25 March – Year 7 Exams Assembly to prepare for the exams after Easter.

Tuesday 26 March – Parent Forum at 6pm online. There is still time to sign up here:

Wednesday 27 March – PTA meeting at 10am. Please email if you would like to attend.

Wednesday 27 March – Year 11 Parents’ Evening. You can sign up here:

Thursday 28 March – Target Setting in Tutor Time, Period 4 Rewards Assembly. Please note that school will finish at 1pm on this day. Students entitled to Free School Meals will need to get their food at break time. The Xelabus will leave the school site at 1:10pm on this day.


Future Dates

Tuesday 2 April – Year 11 Easter Revision and Intervention begins – Please see the personalised timetables which have been emailed home.

Monday 15 April – The summer term starts and students will return to school at 08:30am.

Thursday 18 April – Year 11 Achieving Excellence Evening at 6pm. A final chance to get hints and tips ahead of the GCSE Exams.



You can find all letters sent home over the week here –

The canteen menus can be found here:

Please check your child’s Attendance regularly on Class Charts



This Week at the Dinner Table

It is that time of year when students are expected to complete ‘proactive revision’ at home for internal school-based exams or national GCSEs. Good study habits can also be useful for life beyond school, for example, when students are at college, university, completing apprenticeship courses or adult/ ‘on the job’ courses.

It can sometimes be hard for parents/ carers to motivate and talk to students about revision, so here are some questions which can be used to support your child with their revision.

  • How much studying do you plan to do each week?
  • When is the studying going to happen?
  • Do you need help putting together a revision plan?
  • To ask them how they are getting on with revision, you could say:
  • How are you feeling about revision today?
  • Would you like me to test you on something you have been revising?
  • Remember to praise them for their efforts at home. is a great website you can use with your son/ daughter to help them plan their revision at home.

Question of the Week

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4-Weekly Message Question
Does your child know how to revise?



Theme of the Week – Revision, Target Setting and Celebration

On Monday 25 March Year 7 will have an assembly on Exams. We will also email home to parents/ carers the exams timetable for after Easter. Year 11 will receive their personalised exams timetables for the GCSEs in tutor time.

On Tuesday 26 March Year 11 will have an assembly to go through the Top Up/ Warm Up programme and this will be sent home to parents/ carers.

On Wednesday 27 March any Year 11 student who does not have a revision timetable will be supported to make one with Mr Bailey (Assistant Progress Leader) and Mrs Barkshire (Progress Leader).

Tutor time on Thursday 28 March will be a target setting session for all students in Years 8-11. They will review their last Progress Reports and set targets for the summer term.

On Thursday 28 March during period 4 all students will participate in Rewards Assemblies to celebrate all the hard work and effort students have put in this term. We will give out certificates and prizes.



Year 11 Update

Afterschool intervention will take place on Tuesday only this week due to the early finish on Thursday.

On Friday 22 March an email was sent home with your child’s Progress Report. Please can you complete the response form here if you have not already done so. If you cannot find the email and have checked your junk mail box, please email to request copy of the report.

On Monday 25 March students will receive a copy of their individual GCSE exam timetable during tutor time. Please ensure that your son/ daughter has checked this carefully. On Tuesday 26 March and Wednesday 27 March we will be running revision sessions during tutor to support your child with revision.

There will be a Parents’ Evening on Wednesday 27 March – This will be the final formal opportunity for parents/ carers and students to receive individual feedback before the real GCSEs start. Please ensure you have booked appointments.

Timetables have now been emailed home for Easter intervention. If you cannot find this in your inbox, please check your ‘junk mail’ and then email if you would like it sent again.

If you or your son/daughter have any further questions about the GCSE exams/ revision, please do get int touch via



Year 11 – Chelsea Foundation – College Academy Open Training Session

Chelsea Foundation in partnership with Sparsholt College are running an open training session during half term and we would like to invite some of the current year 11 students to this.  The open training session will include a tour of the college and a training session run by those who coach on the academy programme.

The first team, known at ‘Chelsea FC Sparsholt’, play within the national football youth league championship – the second highest league that colleges can enter into. Playing against teams such as Tottenham, Swindon, Northampton, JMA academy and many more. The second team, known as ‘Andover town’, play within the nation youth alliance league and play against teams such as: Eastleigh, Carshalton, Havant and Waterlooville and Aldershot town.  Additionally, whilst offering a part time football programme the college also offers amazing academic support and learning that can’t be reflected in ‘stadium programmes’.

The programme is overseen by an ex Southampton academy and A licence coach. The programme is delivered by C & B licence coaches, with two-hour sessions on a Monday and Tuesday and a recovery session on Friday after the game on Wednesday. The BTEC courses are ran by fully qualified members of staff on a daily bases to give the best academic experience alongside the academy programme.

On behalf of the Chelsea FC Foundation and Sparsholt College, they would like to invite your students to attend the open training session during the April half term. Please follow this link below to register interest.

Sparsholt College – Female Football Academy – Open training session

For all prospective Female players to attend for the 2024/2025 or 2025/2026 year

Day: Thursday 11 April

The day will include:

Introduction to the programme

Training sessions

Meet & Greet at the Sports Centre: 12:45

Showcase Campus & Lecture Theatre Presentation 13:00 – 13:30

Practices on the pitch 13:30-15:15

Pack up and Departure 15:15- 15:30

What to bring:

Football Boots & Shin Pads

Snacks & water bottle

Appropriate Kit/Clothing for football and suitable for all weather conditions

Location: Sparsholt College, Westley Lane, Sparsholt SO21 2NF

Pitch Type: Grass


Sparsholt College – Male Football Academy – Open training session

For all prospective male players to attend for the 2024/2025 academic year.

Day: Thursday 11 April

The day will include:

Introduction to the programme

Training sessions

Meet & Greet at the Sports Centre: 09:00

Showcase Campus & Lecture Theatre Presentation 09:15 – 09:45

Practices on the pitch 10:00-11:30

Pack up and Departure 11:30 – 12:00

What to bring:

Football Boots & Shin Pads

Snacks & water bottle

Appropriate Kit/Clothing for football and suitable for all weather conditions

Location: Sparsholt College, Westley Lane, Sparsholt SO21 2NF

Pitch Type: Grass



School PE Kit

As we approach the summer term, I feel it is appropriate to remind parents/ carers of The Hamble School PE kit policy; particularly around shorts.

Students are able to wear navy blue or black shorts, leggings or tracksuit bottoms (that contain a small logo). We do not have prescribed branded shorts, leggings and tracksuit bottoms to help reduce the cost of uniform. However, we are seeing an increasing number of inappropriate items being worn. Any shorts that are worn, need to be black or navy and be at least mid-thigh length. Students without these items will be asked to change into the correct attire and a sanction will be set for those that do not comply.

We also expect all students to be in their Hamble School PE kit for every single lesson; even if they are unable to take part in the physical aspects of the lesson. Exemptions will be made to those who are physically unable to do so but this will need to be supported with medical evidence and a school risk assessment. Students who do not have PE kit, are expected to borrow.




Registrations are open for Sparsholt College’s next open event on Wednesday 1 May 2024 (Slots between 5.30pm – 7pm).

To attend, students will need to register for the event as soon as possible by visiting Experience Sparsholt – Sparsholt College Hampshire as events do fill up quickly! At this event students will have a tour of the subject area they are interested in at a specific time which they will book in advance.

Also, it is not too late to apply to Sparsholt College as applications are still open and students can apply by visiting the Sparsholt website or by using How to Apply – Sparsholt College and University Centre Sparsholt.




Rowing Opportunities

Southampton Coalporters Rowing Club, in association with British Rowing, are offering young people (aged between 14-18) the opportunity to try the sport first hand. They are offering two different events over Easter:

  • GB Testing – Open to individuals who want to see if they have the physical credentials to try and make it onto the START GB Development Pathway. This will involve assessments to measure their physical attributes and strength, as well as a short taster session on the water or on the rowing machine. This event is on Tuesday 2 April from 10am at Southampton Coalporters Club.
  • They are also offering taster sessions on Wednesday 3 April or Thursday 4 April for juniors who would like to try out for sculling and rowing but do not want to take part in GB testing. These sessions will take place from 10am at Southampton Coalporters Club.

If you would like to sign up your child to either of the following events, please can you contact Nick Chmarny (Junior Lead Coach) via email

The club address is Northam Road, Southampton, SO140QE (Next to Northam Bridge)



Parent Support

It is almost time for the Easter break and we recognise this time off can be both cherished family time and a tricky balancing act for many. Don’t forget there are a range of practical resources focussed on emotional health at and as a school we are in a pre-paid area meaning they are all completely free for you to access!

Hampshire County Council has partnered with the Solihull Approach to provide free, evidence-based online courses with practical tips and advice to boost parent’s and carer’s confidence, help them navigate family life, and strengthen their relationships. Once registered, families receive unlimited access to the courses and can go back to them as their children grow. The interactive courses cover topics like:

  • Understanding your child with additional needs (0-19 years)
  • Understanding your child’s mental health and wellbeing
  • Understanding your brain (for teenagers only)
  • Understanding your feelings (for teenagers only)

Developed by psychologists and professionals, they have been designed to help you understand your child’s feelings, development and behaviour, as well as focus on your own feelings as you grow as a family.

To register for parent courses, you will need to have a Hampshire postcode and complete the following steps:

  1. Visit
  2. Select ‘Apply Access Code’
  3. Enter the access code: FAMILY
  4. Enter your information and select the relevant course


Further information can be found at:



Money Saving Tips for Easter






Celebrating Achievements

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

Find out more here:

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

  • Year 7 – Alyssa G 7-6
  • Year 8 – Lewis W 8-6
  • Year 9 – Peyton H 9-5
  • Year 10 – Wiktoria B 10-8
  • Year 11 – Oscar H 11-6


You can say ‘thank you’ to a member of staff here: 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:

We have recently added information about a number of free parent/ carer courses or events to this section of our website.