It has been lovely to walk around the site in sunshine this week. Well done to Year 11 who had their Mock Results Assembly on Wednesday – They have been so committed to revision over the last month and it was good to see that hard work really does pay off. There is some information in this Weekly Message, shared by Mrs Emmett-Callaghan (Head of Year 11) to support students in the final few weeks – Only 22 school days until the first real GCSE exam!

There has also been a lot of sport going on this week and the PE Department have provided a comprehensive round up of all the football results – Well done to all the students who take part in extra-curricular activities.

Next week is Week 1


Events next week

w/b Monday 28 March: Year 10 PR3 due to be emailed home

Monday 28 March – Friday 1 April: Friendship Assemblies

Monday 28 March: Year 11 Winchester College Visit – See Miss Niblock

Monday 28 March – Friday 1 April: Year 9 Landmark Assessment Week

Monday 28 March: School Photographs (see below)

Tuesday 29 March: School Photographs (see below)

Wednesday 30 March: Year 10 City College Drama Visit – See Mrs Bowman

Friday 1 April: Year 8 and 9 Preference deadline


Friday 8 April: Last day before Easter (early finish – details to follow). Non-school uniform day – We are encouraging students to wear blue and yellow and make a contribution to our fundraising for Ukraine.

Monday 25 April: Return to school after Easter

Some subjects will be offering Year 11 Intervention over Easter for selected students. A personalised timetable will be distributed in due course.


Letters sent this week

Year 7 – Afterschool tutoring, School of Rock Trip (now Sold Out)

Year 8 – Afterschool tutoring, School of Rock Trip (now Sold Out)

Year 10 – Parents’ Evening

Year 11 – GCSE Plan, Exam Warm up/ top up booklet, GCSE Survival booklet

Our letters are available here:

The Headteacher’s Blog is available here:


Year 7,10 and 11 Photographs

On Monday 28th March, Year 7 and 11 have Year group photos. On Tuesday 29th March, Year 10 have individual photos. Please ensure students are in full correct uniform. If students have PE on the day, they are still required to bring their PE kit.


Year 11

Key dates for your diary:

Thursday 23 June – Year 11 last day of school (if students have been signed off)

Tuesday 28 June – Year 11 Leavers’ Assembly 9.30-10.45am

Thursday 7 July – Year 11 Prom at Chilworth Manor Hotel 6.15-11pm

Thursday 25 August – Results day 10-11.30pm

The summer exam timetable is available here:


Instrumental Lessons

After Easter there will be a lot of spaces opening up for students to start instrumental lessons. We offer lessons on the following instruments:

  • Singing
  • Drums
  • Guitar – electric / acoustic
  • Piano / keyboard
  • Brass – trumpet / cornet / trombone / baritone / horn
  • Strings – violin / cello
  • Clarinet
  • Saxophone
  • Flute

If you would be interested in starting up instrumental lessons, please come and see Mrs Holden.


Year 8 & 9 Preferences

As a reminder, all preference forms must be submitted by the deadline of 1 April. Please follow the link here for further support:


Tutor Time – Personal Development

Students will be learning about the conflict in Ukraine and the history leading up to war in Tutor Time next week. The resources and content have been carefully put together by Mr Andrews (Assistant Headteacher – Personal Development). We do appreciate that the content is emotive and challenging; Mr Andrews has provide guidance to staff about delivering these sessions. If you have any concerns or would like to ask any questions, please contact Mr Andrews ( or your child’s tutor via Class Charts. On Friday 8 April we will be having a non-school uniform day – Students are encouraged to wear blue and yellow and contribute to our fundraising for Ukraine (more details to follow).


Football Update

Hamble Senior Girls (Year 9/10) Southampton Schools Cup Quarter Final 2-2* vs. Redbridge School. *Hamble won 4-3 on penalties The girls were trailing 2-0 before Ella T scored twice to make it 2-2. We face Wildern in the semi-final (date and venue TBC).

Hamble Year 11 Boys Southampton Schools Division Two 2-0 vs. Oasis Sholing. Noah R and Harley H scored.

Hamble Year 8 Boys Southampton Schools Division Two 3-3 vs. Woodlands. Woodlands equalised with the last kick of the game. Hamble goals from Josh B x2 and Elliott S. An excellent result considering Woodlands had won their previous 6 games, only conceding 1 goal and scoring 38.

Reggie B and Lewis O Year 9 represented the Hampshire School Boys football team this week against Berkshire. The team won 7-0 with both Reggie and Lewis scoring.


Words of the Fortnight

Students will focus on ‘Raising Aspirations’ in PSCHRE this week. Please use these words with your son/ daughter at home.

Innovative – A product or idea that features new, advanced and original ideas. Or a person introducing new ideas and creative thinking.

Edification – The moral or intellectual improvement of someone, especially morally or spiritually



The students who achieved the most reward points last week were:

Daisy A 7-7

Wiktoria B 8-8

Henry H 9-2

Oscar F 10-4

Kiera W 11-1


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