Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
About Hinchingbrooke School
Hinchingbrooke School is academically focused, offering a very pleasant working environment, once described by the Daily Telegraph as ‘the most beautiful state Secondary School in the country’. Being close to the railway station, it is a larger than average comprehensive (11-18) school with academy status and a number of unique features, including a full scale theatre and a new £2.5m Sports hall incorporating a full gym. The school formed a multi-academy trust called ACES with one of its feeder primary from January 2018.
The school has a well established reputation for being aspirational and high achieving, with good and improving academic ratings. The science department is large and successful; the creative and performing arts are very strong; the school has a specialism in Sport, being the local Sports hub for the area and the Sixth Form occupy a grade 1 listed building. Our students are proud of their school, exercise their leadership through a number of student councils and leadership schemes and the school campus and historic house offer an exceptionally pleasant working environment which helps to ‘inspire excellence, and fulfil potential’. The school places a great emphasis on bespoke CPD programmes, has strong links with other networks, including membership of the Discovery Teaching School Alliance, a plethora of extra-curricular and cross-curricular working opportunities and is in partnership with a growing number of external partnerships.
“Literacy development, especially for those pupils who have gaps in their learning, is good. This is because there is an accurate identification of pupils’ needs, precise planning to help them improve and a range of creative activities to enable them catch up. One example was a literacy session, where everyone was becoming more confident in a range of skills, including public speaking.”