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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.

  • Dauntsey’s has seen a strong uptake in rowing this term.

    Rowers have been out on the water in the autumn sunshine honing their skills and trying out different seating combinations. Rowing is an Upper School games option in the Autumn and Summer terms for Fifth Formers and above, with the students rowing with Bradford-upon-Avon rowing Club each week. Miss Pearson, one of the teachers responsible for the rowing programme at...

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  • King’s Ely teacher writes his thirtieth book

    A TEACHER at King’s Ely has written a new book all about the subject he loves. ‘Why Study Geography?’ is the thirtieth book that Alan Parkinson, Head of Geography at King’s Ely Junior, has written or co-written. Alan said: “Considering studying Geography at University? Wondering whether a Geography degree will get you a good job, and what you might earn?...

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  • King’s Ely student to compete in prestigious maths contest

    A KING’S Ely student has been selected to represent the UK in an international mathematics competition. Eleanor MacGillivray, who is in Year 12 at King’s Ely Senior, is one of only six students from the UK who has been chosen to compete in the 2020 Balkan Mathematical Olympiad (BMO) – a 4.5 hour competition taking place in November. The BMO,...

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  • Dauntsey’s Training Hard for Gruelling DW Canoe Race

    Dauntsey’s Adventure team has had the largest ever number of applications to secure a place in the School’s team for the infamous Devizes to Westminster (DW) canoe race, known as ‘The Canoeist’s Everest’. Sam Moore, Head of Adventure Education at Dauntsey’s, said: “Months of lockdown have certainly not diminished our Lower Sixth pupils’ appetite for adventure. We have had 43...

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  • Dauntsey’s will hold two Virtual Open Mornings in October

    Due to current restrictions, Dauntsey’s is unable to welcome visitors in person. Therefore, the school will hold two virtual Open Mornings: Lower School Virtual Open Morning: Saturday, October 10th from 10am For those considering entry into the Lower School (11+ day and boarding, and 13+ boarding) The Lower School Open Morning will include a Welcome from the Head Master, Mark...

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  • Dauntsey’s Pupils Take to the High Seas

    The annual sail usually involves an overnight stay on Jolie Brise but, due to current Department of Education regulations, the trip was adapted to be just a full day of sailing with pupils remaining in their House ‘bubbles’, supported by a Skipper, First Mate and Bosun, all from the School’s Sailing Staff. On board, pupils took part in every aspect...

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  • Teacher’s 300-mile challenge in aid of Cancer Research UK

    A TEACHER at King’s Ely is using her pedal power to raise funds for a cause close to her heart. Claire Gilbert, who is a Biology Teacher, French Teacher and Wellbeing Lead, is cycling 300 miles this September to raise as much money as she can for Cancer Research UK. She is taking on the challenge in memory of her...

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  • Local dyslexia school has record numbers of students applying for University places

    Frewen College is delighted to have a record number of Sixth Form students applying to UCAS this year for University places.  71% of our Sixth Form students who will be leaving Frewen in 2020 have applied to study at university with a range of courses from History & Politics to Film Making and Sports Therapy. This is way above the...

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