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 - Parent Information



I am a … parent and I want to know more

‘A Night at the Oscars’ is from 6-7.30pm in the hall. There will be refreshments available on the day. This is a formal event, black tie is not necessary although you can if you wish! If your son/daughter does well during the day in the competition they will be performing in the evening event. Even if they are not performing they are more than welcome to stay and watch (at no cost to them) so please don’t hesitate to buy a ticket for the event just in case!

Pupils individually won’t be performing all day. Pupils will perform in the different events and at the end of the school day, if they are not in the music competition, can go home. All pupils involved are welcome to stay the whole length of the event (until 10pm), however unless they are performing in the big event (8-10) they will need to buy a ticket to watch. It is a fundraising event afterall! The canteen will be open as normal during the day and refreshments will be available to buy from 3pm onwards.

Music scholarships:

Once we know how much money we have raised we shall make a decision on how many music scholarships to offer (and for how much). Pupils and parents who wish to bid for a scholarship need to show the efforts they have made to learn an instrument before (i.e. they had lessons until they had to stop for financial reasons, they attend music clubs on a regular basis, they show willness and effort in music lessons.) Pupils who receive a scholarship are expected to practice regularly and take part in music events/music clubs or they could be at risk of losing the scholarship.

12 Hour Music Extravaganza - Company Sponsorship


I am a …. Local business and I want to know more

We truly believe that providing pupils with an opportunity to learn a musical instrument makes them more employable in the future in every type of industry. Please click here for more information.

If you are willing to sponsor the event then we would like to offer you the following opportunities in return:

If you are willing to sponsor the event, please contact Sarah Gamlin (Head of Music) on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Alternatively if you would prefer to send a donation straight into the school please make cheques payable to HCC and for the attention of Sue Boardman (ref. 12 Hour Music).


Thank you to everyone who has already sponsored this event.



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