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 School term finishes at 1pm on Wednesday 20th July 2016

Our new school term starts at 0840 on Tuesday 6th September 2016

(staff training day on the Monday)

sotonuniAble linguist trip to Southampton University

This event provided ten year 8 students with a chance to develop their language skills.  In the morning, there was an intensive mini-project in French, German or Spanish, led by the university’s trainee language teachers. In the afternoon, there was a taster in a new language such as Portuguese or Chinese, plus a talk about languages and how they can be useful in the world of work. Full story ….


Thank you for all your help, work and support on behalf of our Guinness World Records® Attempt, which we announced on World Book Day 2016 was a HUGE success!    .

Craig Glenday, Editor-in-Chief of the Guinness World Records book

 BBC School Report
schoolreportThursday 10th March – we recently took part in the 10th BBC School Report producing TV and radio output. You can watch out BBC School Report for 2016 here

Hanson Radio UK latest podcast – March

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Mathematical Success – Just before half term 40 year 9, 10 and 11s took part in the UKMT Intermediate Maths Challenge, producing some of our best results, 25 of the students were awarded certificates.Aidan Bahrani (year 11), Tom Hewson (year 10) and James Adcock (Year 9) achieved the best results in their respective year groups, with Tom scoring the best result in the school.Both Tom and James achieved a gold certificate and have been put through to the next round at a national level, which will take place next month.Aidan along with Harry Thain, John Hair, Josh Bowman, Alex Griffths, Kamil Daniel, Zoe Grimison and Jordan Davies achieved a silver certificate.Charlotte Weymouth, Rebecca Kelly, Jack Lynch, Luke Horner, Joshuah Kenway, William Day, Oliver Fryatt, Tom Morton, Thomas Lee, George Copping, Lucie Fairgrieve, Josh Sebon, Emma Ward, Jay Rowland-Harrison and Charlotte Clothier were all awarded bronze certificates.We hope to see similar success with the year 7 and 8s in April

CTc4WhtWoAAMvIyRecently, John Hanson welcomed Mark Wright, the 2014 winner of The Apprentice.

 Be Wiser Insurance hosted the event at the school where Mark talked to Year 11 students about his time on The Apprentice, what it is like to work with Lord Sugar and his tips for business success in an assembly entitled: ‘How to Sugar-coat your future.’ With pupils firing some tough questions, Mark highlighted the importance of ‘doing something you love and not because of pressure from teachers, family and friends. Whether its going to University, college, doing an apprenticeship or taking timeout to travel, it is important to do what you love and work hard at it – the more you learn, the more you will earn,’ he said.Mark Wright and his company, Climb Online, have been working with Be Wiser Insurance for almost a year to increase their online presence of their Call Wiser site.

 John Hanson School National Award Winners

pixlJust over a year ago the school joined an organisation called PiXL.  This stands for Partners in Excellence.  It is a group of over 1700 schools in England and Wales that work together to share ideas about how to raise student achievement.  Some of the improvement the school made last year in terms of examination results came though putting PiXL systems into practise.

Alongside Mrs Sarah Falk our Chair of Governors and our deputy Headteacher Russell Stevens, the Headteacher Ian Coombs attended a prestigious event alongside 400 other school leaders at the Guildhall in the City of London.  John Hanson did indeed win an award for ‘achieving outstanding GCSE results in 2015′. “This was quite unexpected but a really lovely accolade from the PiXL team”, said Ian Coombs.  “PiXL recognised the outstanding journey travelled by the students, their parents, our staff and governors - in fact the whole school, to get the results that we have.  We are very proud”.

 2015 – Best Ever Exam Results at John Hanson resultsday John Hanson Community School students are celebrating the school’s best ever GCSE results with 74% of students achieving 5 A*-C grades, and 66% of the students achieving 5 or more A* – C passes which include English and mathematics. This is a fantastic outcome which is a 18% increase on last year’s results. There were many happy faces as the students opened their results envelopes, shared results with friends and then texted or phoned parents to share the good news. Ian Coombs, Headteacher said, “We are absolutely delighted for these young people. They worked extremely hard over the GCSE years  and the efforts they made have paid dividends. I am sure they would also acknowledge the deep commitment and extra miles gone by their teachers and other staff to support them with examination success. We wish them all the very best in the next stage of their education or training.” These results indicate that our students achieved grades 17% above the English national average for A*-C grades, and 11% above the Mathematics national average.

College Open Days 2015-16