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  • 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 day victory! Usually held on The Thames, The Boat Race was moved to the River Great Ouse due to concerns...

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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 – the ‘King’s Ely Runners’ – have raised more than £3,300 for Arthur Rank, which supports people living in Cambridgeshire...

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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, Ayala Gate, Lily McCallum, James Schoenberg, Miriam Reveley, Eleanor MacGillivray, James Wilkinson, Charlotte Bradley and Eleanor Wallace competing for the...

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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 the film she interviewed her cello teacher, Penny Driver at Wells as well as several other musicians with Tourette’s syndrome...

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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 process, Tom Gregory has been appointed as the new Headmaster of St Andrew’s Prep. Mr Gregory succeeds Gareth Jones and...

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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 Deputy Commandant of the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and as a Director within the United Kingdom Defence Academy. Mr Waymouth...

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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 at Walhampton School, Hampshire and Head of Juniors at Norman Court Prep School, Hampshire. Ms Pedlar has both a BSc...

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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 question such as ‘can people change?’ or ‘what does it mean to be free?’. Pupils seek to answer this question...

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  • Lockdown challenge sees King’s Ely pupils raise £11,000 for suicide charity

    A CHALLENGE to climb the height of Mount Everest by completing multiple ascents of the steps in their own homes has resulted in King’s Ely students raising £11,000 for charity. Pupils in Osmond House and Wilkinson House at King’s Ely Senior came up with the idea of the ‘King’s Ely Mount Everest Challenge’ for several reasons – to do something meaningful in memory of Captain Sir Tom Moore, to boost morale during ‘Lockdown 3′, and to raise as much money...

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  • Girls win through in tough year for Oxbridge offers

    It goes without saying that competition for Oxbridge places is fierce. The universities receive, on average, between five and seven applications for every place available. To make matters more challenging, according to their 2019 admissions reports, around 69 per cent of Oxbridge’s UK offers go to students from the state sector; and this year was no exception. The same is true for Cambridge give or take a few per cent. Winning against the odds and proving that girls can thrive...

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