News

  • It’s Top Gear at Hedingham!

    Dylan Barton, Year 8 student, trying out the new minibus

    Hedingham School is delighted to have taken delivery of a new minibus, which is specially designed for taking students who use wheelchairs out on school trips. The vehicle is a 9 Seat Ford Tourneo and was chosen because it is a very flexible option as seats can be removed to allow the safe transport of up to two wheelchair using passengers. Despite this modification, the minibus can still be driven by anyone holding a normal full driving licence.

  • Amethysts – What a gem!

         Clarice and Simon after their performance on the Bandstand on the Beach at Aldeburgh

    I was sitting eating a bag of chips on the beach at Aldeburgh in brilliant sunshine on Saturday, listening to music from the Bandstand on the Beach as part of the Aldeburgh Arts Festival.  Two young musicians, who were part of the BBC Introducing initiative, were playing beautiful music and the setting was just idyllic – a backdrop of waves coming in and seagulls in a bright blue sky flying over the beach bandstand.  It was only half way through their set that I realised I used to teach the two musicians on stage!  They were Clarice Parrott and Simon Lucas Hughes – both ex-students of Hedi

  • Super Science!

    Guess the Invertebrate

    Just before the Easter holidays, seven science teachers from Hedingham School set off in a minibus filled with all sorts of exciting experiments to spend the morning at St John the Baptist CEVA Primary School, Pebmarsh. National Science Week is held every year in March and the visit was designed to encourage children at the school to be inspired by science.

  • Elite Evie!

    Thirteen- year old Evie Stokes-Shinn has just won the title of British Schools under-14 Elite Champion 2017 in trampolining. This followed 2 zonal rounds which Evie sailed through and then the tough final competition, held in Gateshead, where Evie competed against 26 other national finalists and won!

  • RAZZmatazz!

    Hedingham School Sixth Form student Isaac Raz from Wickham St Paul’s has recently heard that he has been accepted into the Youth Music Theatre, which is based in west London.  Isaac, who is eighteen and studying for A levels in Drama and Media Studies and also completing a Level 3 BTEC qualification in Music, is obviously very excited at the opportunities this will present. YMT is a national performing arts company and the leading theatre company for young people aged 11 to 21 years old.

  • A Fantastic Feast of Maths for Hedingham!

    Four students from Hedingham School recently took part in the Year 10 Maths Feast at St. Benedict’s Catholic School in Bury St. Edmunds.  Stan Clayton, Jemma Jones, Lily Newton and Lauryn Parsons worked exceptionally well as a team, finishing third in a field of thirteen schools, where competition was fierce. County Upper of Bury St. Edmunds walked away victorious as the winning school, finishing just four points above the Hedingham team.

  • Go Girls!

    Chloe Cracknell
    Chloe Cracknell

    Fifteen year old Chloe Cracknell from Halstead, who is in Year 11 at Hedingham School, was recently delighted to hear she had been selected to represent England in her age group in orienteering.  Chloe was inspired to take up the sport whilst still at primary school at St Andrew’s in Halstead by her PE teacher.  This developed her map reading skills very early on and she has just gone from strength to strength since then.  She now trains with Braintree Athletics Club and puts huge effort into her chosen sport.

  • Beau and the Braille Legacy!

    Hedingham School student, Beau Cripps from Sible Hedingham, was thrilled to hear that he has won a part in a brand new West End Show which will be performed at the Charing Cross Theatre later this year.  The show is called the Braille Legacy and tells the thrilling, true and inspirational story of Louis Braille, a young blind boy who wanted the same chance in life as those who could see.