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What age will my child be eligible to enter HCS?
Children usually enter Hampshire Collegiate school at Nursery (age 2 years 6 months and above), Reception (age 4) or Year 7 (age 11), Year 9 (age 13) or Sixth Form (age 16). We will consider children for entry to other years subject to availability of places. For more information contact our Registrar, Mrs Joanne Baird on 01794 512206 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Our uniform is available from SchoolBlazer http://www.schoolblazer.com/schools_page/?sId=170
Uniform is also available from the second hand uniform shop at the prep school. Sales are held every Friday during term time from 8:45 to 9:15.
Where can I find term dates and school calendars, etc.?
Term dates are available to download from our website. Click here to visit the Term Dates page.
In spring 2010, Hampshire Collegiate School launched its own VLE, or Virtual Learning Environment. A Virtual Learning Environment is an online system that allows pupils access to school-related material from home or in school. As well as providing pupils with access to subject materials such as worksheets, revision notes, word documents, flipcharts (all of which can be opened, viewed or downloaded to their PC), it can also assist with organisation of their homework, enable collaboration on group projects, allow pupils to keep portfolios of important assessments, and keep track of information relating to individual learning plans. Additionally, the VLE enables pupils to have access to elements of the curriculum in the event of school closures and pandemics, for instance.
Each child is given an induction on using the VLE and is instructed to access it by typing in www.hampshire.itslearning.com into their internet browser, and logging in with the username and password they have been issued with. If your child has lost or forgotten their password or user details, use the ‘Forgotten password’ link on the main login page; failing that, please see Mr. Gordon or e-mail Hampshire-IThelpdesk@church-school.com for assistance.
As the VLE is essentially an extension of the school environment, your child has been informed that they should always be ready to show their accounts to staff and parents on request.
Most academic subjects are represented on the VLE, and staff may deposit materials that will assist or support learning. These could be digital copies of worksheets, word documents, spreadsheet, revision materials, or internet links and educational videos to assist with coursework, etc.
The VLE is not designed to contain all course materials or be a comprehensive bank of resources; if a pupil would like anything added to the VLE for their reference, they may ask the relevant teacher.
Although pupils cannot add or edit courses, they can access collaborative areas (projects) where they can share files and folders with other students they are working with for project work, for instance.
Of the many exciting features offered by the VLE, Years 7 to 10 can access information about their set homework via the calendar function within the VLE. This does not replace the student planner system, but complements it by enabling pupils, parents and tutors to have a back-up reference.
Over the next year the quantity of material available through the VLE will increase. From September, important school notices and sports fixture information will be available through this service.
Parents wishing to access the VLE need to do so through their child’s login details.