Contact Us

Hugh Christie School 
White Cottage Road
Tonbridge
Kent
TN10 4PU
 

T: 01732 353544

E: admin@tonbridgefederation.co.uk

Executive Principal: Mr Jon Barker
Head of School: Mr Mark Fenn
 
Hugh Christie School is situated on the north side of Tonbridge, Kent. We are located twenty minutes away from the M25/M26 junction 5 and are readily accessible from southeast London. Tonbridge can be approached from Kent and East Sussex via the A21 and A26.

Click on this Multimap Link if you need to find us
If you are coming by train, our nearest station is Tonbridge: http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/
 

Email

This is our preferred method of communication.
 
 
Your enquiry will then be passed onto the relevant member of staff, in most cases your child’s advisor.
 
Email your child’s Pastoral Head of Year:
 
Year 7 - Kelly Midwinter
Year 8 - Cindy Nye
Year 9 - Michelle Harding
Year 10 - Claire Hickmott
Year 11 - Charlie Barker
 
 

Text

Text messages can also be read as emails at the school. Text your message to 60066 and start all messages with HC. We can read texts but cannot respond to them – please make sure you leave your contact details if appropriate.
 

Telephone

For members of the public, please telephone 01732 353544 and you will be put through to the receptionist who will be able to help you. If you prefer to speak to a named person, please ask to speak to Mrs Nicki Riddle (PA to the Executive Principal & Administration Manager).
 
The normal point of contact for parents is your child’s Advisor. Due to work commitments of teachers it is not always possible to respond to parents within a 24 hour period. However, we try and make every effort to do so. Parents are able to leave messages using the voicemail service. We will ensure all communications will be passed to the relevant person for their attention.

Please try and use email whenever possible.
Normal hours for telephoning are from 8-00am to 4-30pm Monday to Thursday and from 8-00am to 4-00pm on Friday. Callers are asked to note that only a limited service operates during the holiday periods.  Please use the voicemail service and the relevant person will contact you.

Key Extension Numbers - dial main number and then dial extension number when prompted:
 
Penny Basson (Student Support Assistant) 243
Kelly Midwinter (Pastoral Head of Year 7) 248
Cindy Nye (Pastoral Head of Year 8)
272
Michelle Harding (Pastoral Head of Year 9)
239
Claire Hickmott (Pastoral Head of Year 10)
273
Charlie Barker (Pastoral Head of Year 11)
286
Alice Wood (Librarian / Sixth Form Applications)
246
English Dept
266
Maths Dept
231
Science Dept
263
REAL Dept
285
PE Dept
265
Design and Information Technology/ Business Dept
256
MFL and Humanities Dept
258
Art Dept
254
Performing Arts Dept
270
Lighthouse 288
Jeanette Ingram (Director of Safeguarding)
235
Laura Allen (Attendance Officer)
244
Learning Support Dept
228
Finance Dept
241
Administration Dept
281
Pauline Brookman (Business & Transport Manager)
275
Julia Souter (Examinations Officer/ Clerk to the Governors)
279
Ginny Smith (Medical Welfare Officer)
280
 

Parental Consultations and Briefings

Parents are invited, at least once a year, to a consultation with their child’s teachers where progress is discussed and concerns are shared. The school also holds parental briefings every year to provide information for parents to support their child’s learning. The dates of these are published in the school calendar.
 

Visiting

Parents who wish to discuss matters of importance with staff should arrange an appointment.  Please be aware if you arrive without an appointment you may have to wait for a considerable period of time and even then you may not see the preferred member of staff.
All visitors should report to Reception where they will be ‘booked in’ and given a visitor’s badge. This is an important part of our efforts to ensure the security and safety of all students and staff.
 

Who do I Contact?

I have a general enquiry or concern about my child’s progress at the college
CONTACT YOUR CHILD’S ADVISOR
 
I have a specific enquiry about my child’s progress in a particular subject
CONTACT YOUR CHILD’S SUBJECT TEACHER OR CURRICULUM LEADER
 

Parental Views

We value feedback from parents regarding the standard of education and support provided by the school.
 
Feedback can be given in one of the following ways:
  1. Through a confidential questionnaire available to all parents who attend parental consultations. Each questionnaire is read personally by the Head of School.
  2. Through sending an email to admin@tonbridgefederation.co.uk . Please mark the subject of your email Feedback. These will be forwarded to the Head of School.

How do we keep in contact with you?

MyEd Application

MyEd is a school App which gives a parent access to their child's school information. It is now available for Hugh Christie parents and can be downloaded from the App store on IOS or Android. It will give parents up to date information about the following:
  • latest school news
  • school contact details
  • key dates
  • student timetables
  • student behaviour information
  • student attendance
  • links to external school information sites
 
It also provides a platform for parents to easily contact the school.
 

Newsletters

The monthly school newsletter is available to be downloaded from this website. The newsletter contains important communication regarding key headlines as well as keeping parents informed of school achievements and forthcoming events.

 

Requesting Information from this Website

If you require a paper/hard copy of any information contained in the school's website, please contact the Assistant Administration Manager, Lisa Roberts, who will provide you with the documentation free of charge.
Please note, you will need to collect the documents from school, otherwise a postal charge may be requested.
 

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