Hampshire County Council Fixed Penalty Notices

Following a recent High Court ruling, I have been informed by Hampshire County Council that fixed penalty notices must be issued to parents where a child has 10 or more unauthorised absence sessions (5 days or more). Prior records of attendance are not taken into account. Therefore from September 2017, holidays taken in term-time, for example, will result in a £60 fine per child per parent.  Please note that these are not rules that the school has made and I have a legal duty to enforce them. For further information, please see the Council Code of Conduct below.

Should you need to take your child out of school during school time, a Leave of Absence form must be completed and returned to the Headteacher.  You will then be notified if approval has been given.


Please click on each of the below for more information -

Hampshire County Council Code of Conduct 

Hampshire County Council Guidelines

The Hurst Community College Letter - Attendance

Hampshire County Council Letter

Advice to Parents and Carers - Penalty Notices

Good School Attendance Guide

Leave of Absence Form

Special Education Needs & Disability (SEND) Information

Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Information 

The Hurst Community College is a mainstream setting for 11 – 16 year olds. We are an inclusive school where a range of special educational needs and disabilities are catered for. We also liaise closely with the local primary schools and colleges to support pupils during times of change, whether they are joining or leaving us.


Read more: Special Education Needs & Disability (SEND) Information

12 Hour Music Extravaganza - Sponsored By...

Sponsored by:

Ben Wheelers Pianos – Tuned our acoustic piano for free (worth £60)


Harmony Pianos – Paid half the costs of fixing our acoustic piano. Worth £100      Tel. 0118 9500670.


The Tadley Band – performing at Silchester Fete on the 21st June. We shall be going along and collect donations from the public whilst they perform on our behalf.

Sing Healthy, based in Bramley – Dorian Edwards donating his time and expertise for 2.5hrs to teach singing to all Year 7. Dorian is coming into the Hurst and bring a pianist with him. He is arranging a song that he’ll teach to all Year 7, culminating in a final performance.


Friday Night Club – Local band of ex-Hurst pupils. Lead by Matthew England (head boy 2013) Headlining the Main Event 8-10pm 26th June 2014


Becky Hay of Academy Wind in Basingstoke (25 Bramblys Cl, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG21 8UP) – Donated 7 brand new instruments for pupils to learn– 2 trumpets, 2 cornets, a saxophone and a pocket trumpet.

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Thank you for your kind generosity


12 Hour Music Extravaganza - Pupil Information



I am a …. pupil and I want to know more

You can:

Audition for the Music Competition. There are 6 categories. Choose your category and select a piece of music to perform. Please make sure:

  1. You know the piece really well and are confident performing in front of others
  2. The piece is no more than 3 mins in length. (you will only be required to perform the first couple of mins in the audition)
  3.  If it is a vocal piece you MUST have a backing track. Performances on the day that do not have everything they need for the final performance WILL NOT GET THROUGH no matter how good.
  4. You are able to stay after school on the 26th June for the music competition and if you win you must be able to make the final performance between 6-7.30pm.

Participate in the sponsored sing. If you are interested in this you MUST attend rehearsals in room 306 on Tuesday and Friday lunchtimes.

Sign up for Battle of the Bands – there is no rock band element to the music competition so if you are in a band this is where you need to come. Rules as for the music competition.

Come and see Mrs Gamblin or Miss Townsend for any more details.




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