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  • King’s Ely musician awarded Scholarship at reputable London Conservatoire

    A talented King’s Ely student has secured a place at the prestigious Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Lauren Peck, who is in Year 13 at King’s Ely Sixth Form, has been awarded a Scholarship to study BMus (Hons) – Classical Saxophone at the London conservatoire in September 2023. She also received offers of a Scholarship at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire and a place at Trinity Laban in London. Lauren started playing the saxophone when she was around nine years...

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  • Top 100 GB Ranking for Leys Tennis Stars

    Year 11 pupils, Marton H and Jack S, have both placed in the U16 Top 100 Tennis Players in Great Britain. This is a fantastic achievement for both boys, placing 30th and 93rd respectively. This comes after a successful year which saw Marton finish in first place at the Regional Tournaments, and Jack placing first in the Hunstanton Tournament. To place in the U16 Top 100 Tennis Players both Marton and Jack played around 200 games, travelling around the country...

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  • Introducing… Wells Cathedral Prep School!

    Wells Cathedral School is pleased to announce that the Junior School has been renamed “Wells Cathedral Prep School” with immediate effect. Wells Cathedral School Junior School was founded in 1948, and this year celebrates its 75th birthday. The School continues to go from strength to strength: pupil numbers are increasing, in 2022 the Pre-Prep were finalists for two major national awards, and the School’s reputation for excellence and creativity is higher than it has ever been. The new name has...

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  • Downe House Innovative STEM Shorts Event

    Inspired and Inspiring! A group of our Upper Sixth STEM students treated their fellow sixth formers, Scholars from across the school and members of the STEM subjects’ staff to an inspiring evening of short talks. The event was the culmination of many weeks researching and preparations for the eight students, all studying STEM subjects at A Level. The super-curricular STEM Shorts initiative, organised by our Head of STEM, Mr Charlie Littledale, is based on the successful format of TED Talks....

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  • First Place for Alex in International Computing Competition

    Congratulations to Year 9 Leys School pupil Alexander R who has been ranked first in the Intermediate category of this year’s Bebras Computing Competition, ahead of more than 185,000 participants from all over the world. In addition to this, four Leysians placed in the Top 500 in their respective categories and two in the Top 1000. The Bebras Computing Competition is held annually and aims to introduce computational thinking to students. It is organized in more than 50 countries and...

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  • Woldingham celebrates 180 years with exciting plans for the future

    Woldingham School today celebrates its 180th anniversary, as one of the oldest schools in the UK for girls. It is a school that is looking forward to a bright future with exciting plans to further develop the grounds and facilities in its stunning 700-acre site in the Surrey Hills. This year’s Foundation Day, 8 December 2022, commemorates Woldingham’s establishment at the first Sacred Heart school in the UK in 1842 with six sisters and two pupils. At the start of...

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  • New Headmaster of Handcross Park Prep School

    Brighton College are delighted to announce the new Headmaster of Handcross Park School from September 2023 will be Mr Jonathan Besley. Mr Besley was the standout candidate amongst a very strong field of applications,  impressing the selection panel with his vision, wisdom and understanding of what a truly outstanding education should look like. Currently the Headmaster of Abberley Hall School in Worcestershire, under his leadership the school was recently named Tatler UK Prep School of the Year 2022. Mr Besley...

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  • Forres Sandle Manor School Skiing Team secured first place success

    Recently the Forres Sandle Manor school Skiing Team took part in the National Schools’ Indoor Open Southern Championships, securing first place in the Junior Boys Event and Second place in the Junior Mixed category. After the event, four of those taking part, Samuel, Hedevig, Mads and Annabel have been invited to train for the National Schools Alpine Squad 2022 -2023. Director of Sport Mr Chris Hancock said: I couldn’t be prouder of all of our pupils. Not only those chosen...

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  • The Leys Drama Scholar, Amira A, returns to Netflix drama

    The Leys Sixth Form Drama Scholar, Amira A, returns to Emmy-nominated Netflix drama ‘Bridgerton’ for Season 3. Amira was fortunate enough to be given the opportunity to take a non-speaking role in Season 2 of ‘Bridgerton’, the Emmy-nominated Netflix drama based on Julia Quinn’s bestselling romance series. This summer she had the privilege of filming for Season 3, where she has been cast as a ‘Debutant’. Amira’s passion for drama is clear from the volume of school productions she has...

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  • Girls get cooking with Prue

    Chef, restaurateur and TV presenter Prue Leith was the guest of honour for a special opening ceremony for Headington’s new Food and Nutrition Centre. Prue visited the School on Friday 23rd September to cut the ribbon, meet some of the girls cooking in the state-of-the-art new facilities and enjoy afternoon tea with a selection of sixth formers and staff in Headington’s Creativity & Innovation Centre: the Hive. She spent time with each group of girls who were cooking before touring...

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