The ZAM Challenge – raising money to educate orphans in Zambia

ZAM Challenge

Burford School sixth-form pupils took time out from their exams to test their strength and athletic prowess in a charity five-a-side football tournament to raise money to send Zambian orphans to school – the ZAM Challenge! The students are adamant that young people today care strongly about issues such as the right to education whatever […]


St Mary’s bespoke Enterprise event

st mars bespoke enterprise event

The Enterprise event at St Mary’s Shaftesbury involves all lower sixth girls. They work in teams and this year were given ten days between normal lessons and co-curricular commitments to pull together presentations and well-researched business plans for a new UK restaurant concept. They then presented to a top-flight team of foodie judges in front […]


Being the best YOU!

Rockport School

Doing well and achieving the required exam results is key, but getting ahead and standing out from the crowd is about achieving those results AND the experiences and opportunities gained along the way. At Rockport we know how critical this is in life. We give our students these opportunities beyond the classroom and they are […]


Gordon’s annual Drill Competition and Biennial CCF Inspection

In May 2017 Gordon’s School held their annual Drill Competition and the Biennial CCF Inspection. Gordon’s School was established in 1885 as a memorial to Major-General Charles Gordon and consequently has a strong military influence, kept alive through marching on occasions such as these, which complements the programme of whole school parades. This year’s annual […]


Stonar Olympians conquer Spain

A team of Stonar School athletes aged from 11 to 14 travelled to Barcelona earlier this year to take part in the fifth NACE Olympics. An intense and competitive programme saw them pitted against pupils from many other schools in sports including football, basketball and swimming – and new sports such as paddle and handball. […]


Dallam boarders support the Fell Foot parkrun

On the shore of Lake Windermere in the Lake District, the Fell Foot parkrun is one of the most beautiful courses in the country. Come rain or shine a small group of committed Dallam boarders rise early and take to the start line to run. Parkrun schemes have been growing in popularity and the ‘free, for […]


St Mary’s Calne Young Enterprise team win regional final

Following their success at the county final, six members of ‘Luna & Sol’, St Mary’s Young Enterprise company, went to the Renishaw Innovation Centre in Gloucestershire to represent the school at the Young Enterprise Regional Final in June.
Alice, Alicia, Clara, Helena, Lucy and Maddy set up an innovative and original trade stand to promote their […]


Memory expert delivers annual science lecture at Bedales

In April, Professor Eleanor Maguire of University College, London delivered the annual Science Eckersley lecture – The past, present and future of memory – to pupils, staff, parents and the local community at Bedales. Eleanor Maguire has transformed understanding of how the brain supports navigation, memory and imagining the future, and in particular the role […]


King’s Ely’s Rebecca Daniel scores for England Hockey

King’s Ely are celebrating after pupil Rebecca Daniel played for the Under-16s England Hockey team – and contributed to the team’s victory. Sixteen-year-old Rebecca was previously selected for the England Saxon Tiger Squad for the Futures Cup but her impressive skills on the pitch then saw her being chosen for the England Age Group Squad […]


Kingswood Netballers Win Prep School Tournament


Kingswood School’s U13A Netball Team have been crowned winners of the 2017 Millfield Prep School Netball Tournament. An annual event, Kingswood were runners-up in the 2016 tournament and were keen to perform well again this year in this prestigious event. The team started the tournament at pace but strong teams from both Millfield and The […]


Skiers Win 24 Medals

Woldingham Ski

Skiers at Woldingham School have excelled this season, winning 24 medals between them. Sisters, Olivia and Sophie Foster both trained and raced in the Austrian Alps in January at the Ambition Championships in Hinterreit and the Evolution Speed series held in Reiteralm, in Super G races and a Super Combined (Super G and slalom).  Olivia […]


Stonyhurst Sports Centre opens state of the art leisure facility.

Stonyhurst Gym

On Monday 20th February Stonyhurst Sports Centre opens its doors to a new state of the art leisure facility. This new facility will be open to the general public and feature 37 fitness stations for that complete workout.  The new fitness suite operates on two floors offering a range of equipment from free weights and […]


King’s Ely pupil witnesses historic Brexit judgement in the Supreme Court

King’s Ely sixth-form pupil Tom Oldham was able to witness an historic judgement in the Supreme Court thanks to an exciting work experience placement. Tom recently spent a week in Parliament on a placement with Chris Heaton-Harris, who has been the Conservative MP for Daventry since 2010, and was previously a Member of the European […]


STEM challenge inspires young minds at Old Buckenham Hall


Eighty girls enjoyed an inspiring day of science, technology and maths challenges at Old Buckenham Hall near Bury St Edmunds. The budding girl engineers represented 12 different schools from across the region. Mrs Tiffany Blackhurst, science teacher and Head of the ‘Girls’ Programme’, organised the day as a way of encouraging girls to focus on […]


Woldingham Selected For England Hockey Performance Centre

Woldingham Hockey

Woldingham School has been selected as a Performance Centre for England Hockey from January 2017, with support from Southern Counties Hockey Association. Andy Rogers, Centre Director for the Association also coaches hockey at Woldingham School. As part of the Performance Centre programme, players between the ages of 14-17 attend evening training sessions and take part […]


Kingswood Pupils Take Part In National Tree Planting Initiative

Tree Planting

Pupils from Kingswood School in Bath will be planting a Mulberry tree in the grounds of the school today, Monday 30 January 2017, as part of a national tree planting initiative. Launched by the Boarding Schools’ Association, The Boarding Orchard, as the project is  known, aims to be the largest orchard by distance in the […]


Oswestry School entrepreneurs create the OsBiz Hub

Oswestry School

Sixth-form business students at Oswestry School have set up a new space for budding entrepreneurs in a previously unused area of the school called The Hub. The idea to set up a place in which different businesses under the school venture ‘OsBiz’ could operate came following the success of the first year of operation. Having […]


Pangbourne students help build brighter future for children in Uganda


Pangbourne College students have been working on supporting the school’s partnership school and main chosen charity, Nabugabo Community Learning Centre (NCLC). NCLC first opened in 2013 to provide local children aged three to nine years with access to education. The village school lies not far from the town of Masaka in Central Uganda, near the […]


Shebbear College celebrates 175 years

Shebbear College

This year marks the 175th anniversary of the founding of Shebbear College by the Methodist Church. This milestone has been celebrated by the completion of two new buildings on the school’s 85 acre campus. The school has invested in building a new sixth-form centre with an ICT study suite, quiet study room, conference room, careers […]


St Mary’s wins three major awards in Dorset Arts prize

St Marys

St Mary’s Shaftesbury won three prizes in this year’s Dorset Art prize. The Art department was awarded the School Art Prize, student India Tuersley won first prize in the 16 to 18 age group, and Charlotte Whiteside won second prize in the 14 to 16 age group. Accepting the award for St Mary’s, Head of […]


Woldingham Girls at Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle

Woldingham School students have recently been invited to both Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle for awards ceremonies. Three young scientists, Imogen Barry, Maria Nazhmeddinova and Milan Wood, won the most innovative idea in the 11-16 age group Education Category, out of 1,400 entries, in this year’s STEM Teen Tech Awards, and were congratulated and presented […]


Thrive Day at Woldingham School


We are now in the third year of our Thrive programme – learning for life, not just for exams. We aim to help the girls develop resilience, to overcome the everyday challenges that we all face – accepting that failing is the way we learn (and therefore not a bad thing) and to face change […]


Hazlegrove pupils wow audiences with ‘The Britz!’

hazlegrove School

Hazlegrove Year 8 children wowed audiences with their final production ‘The Britz!’ – a celebration of 400 years of British theatre from Shakespeare to the current day. Different from the traditional musical productions which we have enjoyed in the past, ‘The Britz!’ gave many children an opportunity to share in the limelight without being limited […]


Shebbear College educational enrichment trip to Poland

shebbear college

Earlier this year, 30 fifth- and sixth-form pupils from Shebbear College enjoyed an enriching history and cultural trip to Krakow, Poland. The trip included tours around the beautiful city of Krakow and its Jewish heritage, Oskar Schindler’s factory, Auschwitz extermination camps, the Jagiellonian University, Wawel Royal Castle and state chambers, Nova Huta and Wieliczka Salt […]


Gordon’s School celebrates HM The Queen’s ninetieth birthday in style


Since Queen Victoria established Gordon’s School as a fitting National Memorial to General Gordon after his death in 1885, HM The Queen has remained the school’s longstanding Patron. She last visited the school with HRH Prince Philip in 1985. In the run-up to The Queen’s ninetieth birthday celebrations, three members of the Gordon’s School Equestrian […]


St Mary’s Calne sisters win international science prize


St Mary’s Calne sisters Alice and Clara Wade have won the University of Sheffield’s prestigious Prize for Innovative Use of Technology in Science Learning 2016 with their video Test Tube Babes. This international competition is open to pupils aged 11–18 from any school in the world, to create the best video about any science, technology, […]


Big Boarding Sing


In June 2016 conductor Dominic Peckham led the BSA Big Boarding Sing Choir at Victoria Embankment Gardens in London to a delighted audience of parents, staff and the general public. Pupils from state and independent schools took part in the largest ever choir of boarding pupils. The celebrations were part of National Boarding Week organised […]