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  • 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 Dauntsey’s, said; “No experience is needed and almost all pupils are complete beginners with they start with us. Rowing is...

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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? Want to know what it’s actually like to study Geography at A Level or even degree level? My new book...

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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, now in its 37th year, was due to be held in Romania this year, however it will take place remotely...

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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 students apply, many of whom have never paddled before. They have been making good progress in the canoes, practising their...

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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 Lascelles, followed by an Introduction to Life in the Lower School with Head of the Lower School, Eleni Conidaris and...

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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 of sailing a Tall Ship. They also learnt about the incredible history of this world-famous boat. Toby Marris, Head of...

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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 aunt, Phyllis Broussard. Claire, who lives in Cambridge, has raised more than £700 so far. She said: “I'm not a...

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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 national average. Located in Northiam, near Rye, East Sussex, Frewen is a day and boarding independent school for girls and...

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  • Frewen’s GCSE students make huge progress and get impressive results

    Following what has been a significantly challenging time for GCSE students and for teaching staff nationally, Frewen College students have once again achieved impressive results in their GCSE and equivalent courses, with a 100% pass rate and with 79% of all grades at 9-4.   Principal of Frewen, Mr Nick Goodman said: “This is a are fantastic achievement for the young people in our school. Even allowing for the variation in top grades nationally, these are the best results ever....

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  • Gordons School

    Hockey Giants Unite for School Team

    Historic rivalries have been swept aside as two hockey giants from opposing countries unite this term to teach at Gordon’s School. Former Pakistan Olympian Muhammad Irfan has joined former GB player David Mathews on the Hockey coaching staff of the First Team which this year enjoyed its most successful season ever. Mr Irfan, a prolific goal scorer and renowned defender hopes to build even further on the First Team achievements and brings a wealth of experience both as a junior...

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