This week was all about our school value of ‘achievement’. We celebrated student successes in our Reward Assemblies. On Friday we also celebrated the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. Students were invited to come to school wearing red, white and blue; they decided that the money raised from the non-school uniform day should go to the British Red Cross. In lessons teachers planned activities around the themes of the Jubilee and British Values. The list below indicates a selection of the curriculum opportunities students engaged with:

Art – Designing Jubilee bunting

Drama – Relationships between the Queen and her subjects; ensemble scenes

English – What makes a good speech? Analysing the Queen’s Speech

Food Preparation and Nutrition – Eating for longevity: How does the Queen eat to stay healthy?

Geography – Flags of the Commonwealth

History – The significance of the monarchy and key events during her reign

Maths – Jubilee based mathematical problems

Media Studies – Newspaper journalism during the Queen’s reign

Music – Learning how to play the National Anthem

PE – Alternative Commonwealth Games

Science – Elements of the Crown! A periodic table quiz with clues related to the Jubilee

Technology – The history of bunting for celebrations and display making.

 Thank you for staff for organising these special activities.


Next week is half term and students will not be in school. Teachers will be running some Year 11 interventions sessions and students involved have been emailed a personalised timetable. If you have any concerns, please email

 We return to school on Monday 6 June at 08:30am and it will be Week 2.


Events w/b 6 June

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

Wednesday 8 June (period 5) – Year 10 Engineering talk from Dr. Michael Smith.

Wednesday 8 June (afterschool) – Year 10 Maths Masterclass for selected students.

Thursday 9 June (AM) – Year 10 PSHRCE Morning.

Friday 8 June (period 5) – Year 7 School Council Meeting.


Letters sent this week

Year 10 – Maths, English and Science Masterclass (Selected students)

Year 11 – Half term intervention (Selected students)

Our letters are available here:

The Headteacher’s Blog is available here:


Theme of the Week – Team Hamble and Working Together

During the week beginning 6 June the assembly and Personal Development theme will be focused around ‘Team Hamble’ and working together. Mr Govan and Mr Taylor (our House Co-ordinator) will deliver the assemblies. The words for the week will be:

  • Commendable – Deserving of praise
  • Solidarity – A feeling of unity between a group of people with common goals and interests.


PSHCRE (Personal, Social, Health, Careers and Religious Education) Update

PSHCRE equips students with the knowledge, understanding, skills and strategies required to live healthy, safe, productive, capable, responsible and balanced lives. A critical component of it is providing opportunities for young people to reflect on, and clarify their own values and attitudes and explore the complex and sometimes conflicting range of values and attitudes they encounter now and in the future. Ultimately, it supports students in being able to identify and manage risk, make informed choices and understand what influences their decisions.

At the Hamble school we have been reviewing our curriculum in line with the Relationships and sex education (RSE) and health education 2019 statutory guidance. As part of this, we have introduced a new HAMBLE model, whereby students in all year groups study the same topic at the same time but with increasing complexity as they progress through the school. The basic structure is below:

H – Health (Drugs and alcohol, health prevention, basic first aid) TERM 1

A – Ambition (Finance, careers, learning skills, employment rights, choices and pathways) TERM 2

M – Media (online safety, being safe) TERM 3

B – Being Me (changing bodies) TERM 4

L – Love and respect (relationships, families, intimate relationships, respectful relationships) TERM 5

E – Emotional and physical wellbeing (mental wellbeing, physical wellbeing, healthy eating) TERM 6

As part of our continual review of the curriculum, we are currently asking students in Years 7 – 9 to complete a short survey about their experiences of PSHCRE lessons this year. Please encourage your child to complete the survey which can be accessed via the homework section on Class Charts. Coming up this term, we also have several PSHCRE days. This is when students participate in workshops and assemblies about different aspects of the PSHCRE curriculum. These sessions are delivered by external speakers who specialise in these areas. The sessions coming up are:

Year 10 – 1-hour contraception workshop on 9 June

Year 9 – Full day healthy relationships workshops/keynote assembly on 20 June

Year 7 – 1-hour puberty and understanding your body workshop on 30 June

If you have any questions about the PSHCRE provision, please email Mrs Morgan (Assistant Headteacher)


Christian Union

Mr Spencer (Head of RE) would like to invite students from all year groups to attend the Christian Union. This takes place every Wednesday lunchtime in D6 and is an opportunity to meet new people, make new friends, listen to guest speakers and share your ideas. You don’t need to be a Christian to attend, but if you have any questions, please speak to Mr Spencer who can usually be found in Durban block.



In the Spring Statement at the end of March, the Chancellor announced that funding for the Household Support Fund would be extended to the end of September 2022 – helping support households who would otherwise struggle with energy bills, food and water bills.

The support available to families as of 16 June 2022 will include:

If you have any queries, please email

To find out what support and activities are available locally search the Hampshire:

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