Welcome From Headteacher

We are proud of our school’s reputation in our local, and wider, community. We provide a high quality, comprehensive educational experience for all of our students and ensure that each individual’s academic potential is fulfilled. We value their individuality and the contribution they make to the community. Our students are an asset and are at the heart of everything that we do.

Hedingham is a very caring, supportive and ordered environment that allows us to have high expectations of achievement and excellence. Our students are encouraged to work hard, study independently and to take pride in their achievements and the values of their school.

We aim to broaden the horizons of our students and to personalise their learning. We are committed to utilising the latest technologies and learning and teaching strategies so that our students are skilled and confident citizens prepared for the opportunities and challenge of an increasingly complex world.

John Panayi


Hedingham School is delighted with another good year for examination results. 61% of students achieved 5+ A*-C grades including Maths and English.  This level of consistency is also reflected in 99% of students attaining 5+ A*-G passes.

There were excellent results in a number of subjects and some outstanding individual performances by the students. Hester James gained 5 A*’s and 5 A grades, Honor Rendall received 5 A*’s and 5 A’s and Jonathan Banks-Seeney achieved 4 A*’s and 6 A’s. Other notable performances include: Daniel Mackinnon with 3 A*’s and 7 A’s; Natasha Harper and Peter Olley both achieved 2 A*’s and 6 A’s. Grace Boyle, Lauren Osborn, Rheyn Scholtz and Phoebe Morrison also achieved an excellent set of results.

 John Panayi, Headteacher, said ‘I am very pleased with the GCSE results achieved by our students and wish to congratulate them for their commitment and hard work to attain their good examination outcomes.

Within a changing examination landscape it is very good to note that Hedingham School has maintained high expectations for our students which has once again been reflected in their results.  This consolidates our standing as a good school.

I would also like to thank all staff for their tremendous work to ensure the success of their students, and parents and Governors for their continued support.’



Hedingham School is delighted with another successful year at A Level.  96% of students gained a pass grade in their A Level exams. This consolidates the positive improvement made by the Hedingham students over the last three years with 72 % of the grades at A*-C. A special mention must go to the Art students who achieved five A*, two A’s and a B. This was an exceptional achievement for the students and the Art department.

There were a number of notable individual student performances.  Taylor Haldane achieved two A’s  and one B.  Nathan Hope gained one A and two B grades and will now take his place at the University of Sussex to study History and Politics. Jessica Davis  attained one A*, one A, one B and will be studying Graphic Design at the University of Reading. Also congratulations to Alistair Godfrey for his A* grade in Design and Technology.

The AS pass rate of 91% was the best result the school has achieved. A number of students performed very well, notably Olivia Baldwin, Isobelle Halls, Paris Smale, Oliver Rowe, Joseph Nourse, Joseph Ling and Harry Wellerd who achieved a combination of A’s and B’s.

Headteacher John Panayi was thrilled by the performance of students.  He said, ‘We are very pleased to achieve another good year of A level results. The 91% pass rate at AS level is excellent and really encouraging for the future.  The school continues to set high expectations for the students and this is again reflected in the results. I would like to thank the commitment and hard work demonstrated by all students, staff and parents. I wish all the students a successful future.’

Admissions 2014 and Applying for a School Place Now

We still have a number of student places in our current Year 7 and Year 8

For all admission queries please contact Mr D Margery Admissions Officer or Mrs H Carter Bursar on 01787 460470 or email CarterH@hedingham.essex.sch.uk