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One of the great joys and benefits of a boarding education is the fact that there is the time and the space to offer a rich array of opportunities which enable young people to grow and develop and explore the person they are. They develop passions and interests, they develop their character and they learn to play a positive part in a community – all things that will help them to lead a happy and fulfilled life.

  • King’s Ely and The Boat Race 2021

    Sophie Paine, who has been President of CUWBC since August 2020, visited school on April 7th to meet staff and students from King’s Ely Boat Club – adhering to current Covid-19 guidelines of course. Sophie talked about CUWBC’s preparations for The Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race, which took place in Ely on April 4th – and of course their race...

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  • King’s Ely staff members put their best feet forward for Arthur Rank Hospice Charity

    Twenty-three King's Ely employees joined forces to take on the virtual challenge, which was launched by the people behind the TTP Cambridge Half Marathon. Their mission was to run or walk as far as they could during March, and they managed to clock up an impressive 4,285 kilometres! Thanks to the support of their family and friends, the intrepid team...

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  • King’s Ely students shine in annual Senior Instrumental Music Festival

    Director of Music at King’s Ely, Neil Porter-Thaw, and his team were determined for the annual musical extravaganza to go ahead despite the restrictions, and the outcome was impressive. The festival saw musicians in Years 9 to 13 battling it out in year group safety bubbles ahead of the Finalists’ Concert, which resulted in Daniel Millard, Connor Marshall, Sam Trueman,...

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  • BBC Young Reporter 2021 Awards

    Huge congratulations to Year 10 pupil Wilamena Dyer one of two regional winners in the South and West of England regions in this year’s BBC Young Reporter Competition for her report on How music helps cope with Tourette's Syndrome. Wilamena’s inspiring 3-minute film is about how playing a musical instrument can lessen or even prevent Tourette’s tics. As part of...

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  • ST ANDREW’S PREP, EASTBOURNE APPOINTS NEW HEADMASTER

    St Andrew’s Prep, Eastbourne is delighted to announce that, after a very thorough consultation and interview process, Tom Gregory has been appointed as the new Headmaster of St Andrew’s Prep. Mr Gregory succeeds Gareth Jones and will take up his post from September 2021. St Andrew’s Prep, Eastbourne is delighted to announce that, after a very thorough consultation and interview...

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  • Badminton School appoints Director of Finance and Operations

    Mr Waymouth joins Badminton after a long and distinguished army career and brings a truly international perspective, having served in 40 countries to date, most recently as the Commander of British Forces in Ukraine.  Pursuing a long-held ambition to support the delivery of education, he has been fortunate to have spent most of the last decade in relevant appointments, including...

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  • Badminton School appoints Head of Junior School

    Badminton School is delighted to announce the appointment of Ms Heidi Pedlar as the Head of Badminton Junior School. Ms Pedlar will join the independent Day and Boarding School based in Bristol from Bristol Grammar School where she is currently Assistant Head (Pastoral and Daily Operations) and Designated Safeguarding Lead.  Prior roles include Head of Juniors and Head of Pre-Prep...

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  • Pocklington Prep School launches innovative, future focused curriculum

    Pocklington Prep School is launching an innovative new curriculum ‘The Curiosity Project’, designed to develop vital skills such as independent thinking, critical analysis and teamwork.  The new curriculum will prepare pupils not only for their next steps in education but for their futures as innovators, collaborators, leaders and more. Each half term pupils will work together on a broad conceptual...

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