Well done to our Year 7 students who completed their exams last week. From Tuesday 3 May Year 8 will be working hard on their exams too – English, Maths and Science will be in the Sports Hall and all other subjects in classrooms. May is also the month when we see the start of the final GCSEs for Year 11 – with only 9 schools days left until they begin, our students are busy revising at home.

It was wonderful to see our Year 10 Sports Leaders organising and running their first event this week. The local primary school students really enjoyed the opportunity to visit the school to play Tennis – Well done to our leaders.

Next week is Week 2


Events next week

w/b Tuesday 3 May – Year 8 Exams

Dates for your diary

Thursday 12 May – Year 9 Parents’ evening. Sign up for appointments here: https://hamblecollege.schoolcloud.co.uk/

Wednesday 18 May – Parent Forum on Uniform (1730-1830) in the Hall. Parents/ carers will be asked to register to attend this. Further details in next week’s Weekly Message.


Letters sent this week

Whole School – Xelabus

Specific Students – Peripatetic Music Lessons

Year 9 – Parents’ Evening

Year 11 – Leavers Hoodies, Year 11 Good Luck Letters.


Our letters are available here: https://www.thehambleschool.co.uk/letters-to-parents/

The Headteacher’s Blog is available here: https://hambleheadteacher.wordpress.com/


Theme of the Week

Following a review of our Personal Development and PSHCRE (Personal, Social, Health, Careers and Religious Education) curriculum we have now launched a ‘Theme of the Week’. This will be a topic for Years 7-10 to focus on in Personal Development tutor sessions, assemblies and PSHCRE lessons. We will also ensure that our reading and vocabulary programme is linked to this. Each week the theme will be published to parents/ carers, so that you are able to discuss this at home. The curriculum will be differentiated for the specific year group, so that the content is appropriate.

Next week our theme is Peer-on-Peer Sexual Abuse

Peer-on-peer sexual abuse is sexual abuse that happens between children of a similar age or stage of development. It can happen between any number of children, and can affect any age group (Department for Education (DfE), 2021a). It can be harmful to the children who display it as well as those who experience it.

At The Hamble School we take the safety and welfare of all our students extremely seriously. For further information on safeguarding at the school, please visit https://www.thehambleschool.co.uk/safeguarding/ or email staysafe@thehambleschool.co.uk if you have any concerns.

The keywords students will be focusing on this week are: Consent – Permission or agreement for something to happen; vulnerable – Exposed to the possibility of being physically or emotionally harmed.


School Photos

A reminder that the deadline for ordering Year 7, 10 and 11 photos is Tuesday 3 May. Please either return your order to school or visit www.SmileYellow.com using the password on your proof card.



Mr Govan wrote to families last week regarding Xelabus – the letter is available on our website. We have also been advised by Network Rail that they will be carrying out essential work on the train line between Monday 16 May and Friday 20 May. This will mean that the station will be a lot busier than usual as the car park is being used by the engineering team. Students must take extra care, if they use the train. It should not disrupt the service, but further information is available on the website www.networkrail.co.uk or via their 24-Hour National Helpline on 03457 11 41 41.


Year 10 Careers

College open events will be taking place over the next few weeks/ months. Year 10 students/ parents can book using the links below:

College Date Time Link
Barton Peveril Thursday 7 July 1630-2100 https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/open-event-year-10-only-barton-peveril-sixth-form-college-registration-211104458117


City College Saturday 18 June 1000-1400 https://www.southampton-city.ac.uk/events/open-day-june-22/


Eastleigh College Tuesday 14 June 1630-1930 https://www.eastleigh.ac.uk/about/events/


Fareham College Wednesday 4 May 1700-2000 https://www.fareham.ac.uk/events/open-event-4th-may-5pm-8pm/


Itchen College Wednesday 4 May 1730-1930 https://www.itchen.ac.uk/uk/latest-news/college-tours/


Peter Symonds Wednesday 6 July

Thursday 7 July





Richard Taunton Wednesday 29 June 1800-2000 https://www.richardtaunton.ac.uk/event/open-evening-june-29/


Sparsholt Wednesday 4 May https://www.sparsholt.ac.uk/opendays/





Year 11

A reminder that your exam timetable is available here: https://www.thehambleschool.co.uk/examination-information/

Prom is on Monday 4 July at the Chilworth Manor. We currently have a significant number of students who already have more than enough Prom Points required for an invitation to Prom. With a few weeks to go, there is also plenty of opportunity to earn these – All you have to do is engage in lessons, continue to work hard with your revision and go to intervention after school! Your Prom Points are available outside the Head of Year Office (or ask your tutor) – It is not just the points showing on Class Charts.



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

Isaac McC 7-8

Ethan H 8-2

Connor B 9-8

Jack B 10-8

Victoria B 11-3

If you have any concerns about your child’s wellbeing or would like to report a safeguarding issue, please email staysafe@thehambleschool.co.uk