Welcome

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

Congratulations to Mrs Parslow and Mrs Neeves on last week's impressive Art Exhibition and many thanks to all those who supported us; it was a record turn-out! With a piece of work from every child in the school it was no mean feat of organisation, but the real triumph was the quality. From the beautiful felted panels of Y7 to the exquisite dragon drawings of Y6, it was a treat to behold. Congratulations to those Y8 students who received awards and a massive thank you to local artist, Alfie Carpenter, for helping us with the difficult task of judging. You can find out more about Alfie here.

Y6 students have battled the elements on the Eaton Vale activities residential this week. They should be proud of their resilience, teamwork and sense of adventure. It was lovely to see them breaking barriers and testing themselves with new activities. Thank you to parents for all your support in getting them prepared, I expect there'll be a lot of wet laundry coming your way!

Back in school, the excellent Compagnie Animotion thrilled and amused Y7 with their bilingual performance of War of the Buttons. With the Y7 day trip to France, Y8 Norfolk Lakes residential, and a trip to Cadbury World all happening, there are plenty of opportunities for students to try something new.

Good luck to all the students taking part in the national final of the Magistrate's Mock Trial Competition at the Royal Courts of Justice, London on Saturday 18th June. We are extremely proud of your achievement.

Y8 lead the way with the first of the transition days on Thursday 23rd and Friday 24th June. Those students going to Sybil Andrews Academy can check the arrangements here.

Students going to King Edward VI School can check here.

We hope they all enjoy this exciting first taste of their new schools and show themselves to be the talented, enthusiastic and compassionate young people we know they are.

 

Rachel Forward
Head of School

Coming up

17 June France visit
18 June Magistrate's Mock Trial - London Final
20-22 June Year 8 Norfolk Lakes residential visit
23 June Year 8 Transition Day 1
24 June Year 8 Transition Day 2
              Year 6 & 7 Cadbury World Visit
30 June Year 7 Transition Day 1
01 July Year 7 Transition Day 2
07 July Year 6 Transition Day 1
08 July Year 6 Transition Day 2
11 July Year 6 Crucial Crew
14 July Sports day with picnic lunch accompanied by ensembles
15 July All Years Transition Day
18 July Presentation assemblies
19 July Leavers' Party
20 July All Years 'It's a Knock Out' inflatable fun day
21 July Last day of term

Transition Arrangements by school:

King Edward VI School
Year 6 into 7 Day 1        07 July
Year 6 into 7 Day 2        08 July

Year 7 into 8 Day 1        30 June
Year 7 into 8 Day 2        01 July

Year 8 into 9 Day 1        23 June
Year 8 into 9 Day 2        24 June

All years                        15 July

Sybil Andrews Academy
Year 6 into 7 Day 1        07 July
Year 6 into 7 Day 2        08 July

Year 7 into 8 Day 1        30 June
Year 7 into 8 Day 2        01 July

Year 8 into 9 Day 1        23 June
Year 8 into 9 Day 2        24 June

All years                        15 July

Thurston Community School
Year 6 into 7 Day 1        12 July
Year 6 into 7 Day 2        13 July

St Benedict's School
All years        15 July

Children transferring to King Edward VI School and Sybil Andrews Academy will travel to their middle school as usual on all transition days, and transport will be provided to the upper schools. Please contact us here at Hardwick if your child is transferring to a different school and you would like advice about getting them there.