Welcome to the website of Hardwick Middle School. I hope you find it clear, informative and occasionally inspiring.

With only 11 weeks to go until SATs, we're getting everyone excited about reading and writing. Reading Champion, Philip Daws, visited on Monday to give an assembly about our reading competition. How many minutes reading can each community clock-up in a week? Students should remember to hand in their time-sheets on Monday 1st February. There will be individual, group and community prizes. We'll also be encouraging students to get involved in our 500 word creative story writing competition, with the option to enter the BBC Radio 2 competition, if they wish. Inspiration and guidance can be found at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00rfvk1

We're thrilled to be involved in the Indoor Athletics competition at South Lee again this year. We wish every success to our Y6 and Y8 competitors and our Y8 Sports Leaders next Friday. We've also got high hopes for the Y7 Rugby team competing in a tournament on 4th February.

Student leaders have a busy few weeks ahead with school tours, interview panels and liaison with our Upper Schools all booked in. Their voice is helping to shape the future experience of children in our schools, and they are making us proud of their mature attitude to the changes ahead.


Rachel Forward
Head of School

Coming up

February 8 Languages G&T visit
February 9 & 10 Tesco Farm to Fork visit (Y7)
February 11 FOHMS Neon themed Disco 'Bright Nights' 6.30pm
February 15 - 19 Half-term holiday
February 22 Y8 Parent information evening Presentation from Manor Adventure about the Norfolk Lakes residential trip in June
February 25 & 26 Tesco Farm to Fork visit (Y8)
February 25 Parents' evening - all years (optional) 3.30-6pm We are offering extra opportunities for parents to meet subject staff and tutors this year. Many of you have already attended a parents' evening for your child and should not feel obliged to do so again, the evening is simply there to offer extra flexibility. There is a further opportunity to meet teachers on 21st April at the later time of 4.30 -7pm. Please do not hesitate to get in touch with your child's tutor, Year Leader, or subject teacher outside of these opportunities if there is something we can help with.
Feb 29 - Mar 3 Travelling Book Fair
March 1 Tractors in Schools
Offer day - this is when you can expect to find out which school your child has a place at for September 2016. You will be informed directly by the local authority (usually by post). The school will also be informed. Please get in touch if you have any concerns.
March 2 Computer History Museum trip
March 3 World Book Day - community themed dress-up
March 8 Author Visit - Cate Caruth (Y8)