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  • Wells Cathedral School Pupil heads to Princeton

    Huge congratulations to Upper Sixth pupil Lily Webb, who has been awarded a prestigious four year hockey bursary to attend Princeton University for the forthcoming academic year. Princeton University, a top ten Ivy League research university in New Jersey is the fourth oldest college in the United States. Famous for its faculty of world-renowned scholars and inclusive global community of students, Princeton alumni are well known for their ‘Tiger spirit’. Whilst she is there, Lily will play field hockey for...

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  • SES student scores within top 25% nationally in Maths Olympiad

    A Year 12 student at the Stamford Endowed Schools has achieved a score of distinction in the British Mathematical Olympiad, placing her in the top 25% of students in the country. Ana Isaia participated in the two and a half hour British Mathematical Olympiad (BMO1) and scored within the top 250 participating students in the country, achieving full marks for one of the questions in the second half of the challenge, which required full written solutions to a range of...

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  • “WHEN NATURE MOVES, BUTTERFLIES TAKE FLIGHT.”

    Pupils currently face many challenges, but also opportunities for personal growth. Mr Hallows, Trent College Deputy Head Pastoral, has been reflecting on the challenges presented to pupils in this unprecedented time, and the opportunities for personal growth and development this can afford them, if they are supported in the right way. “When nature moves, butterflies take flight.” (Anthony Hincks) If your biological education stopped at the first opportunity afforded to you in your own school days, you might never have...

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  • STRONG SPORTS PARTNERSHIPS

    This year Trent College is a proud sponsor of the first team kit for national champions Beeston Hockey Club. As the school takes this next step in a long-standing relationship with the club, Richard Mahony, Director of Sport, explains why strong partnerships are key for any school looking to build an elite sports programme. “Collaboration is at the heart of sport, both on and off the pitch. Our sports department works closely with key organisations to ensure pupils have the...

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  • Generous King’s Ely students donate Christmas packages to Ely Foodbank

    COMMUNITY spirited King’s Ely pupils have donated dozens of shoeboxes filled with festive goodies to Ely Foodbank. Year 12 students in Withburga House, which is one of King’s Ely Senior’s Girl Day Houses, launched their Christmas shoebox initiative earlier this term and set out to fill as many empty shoeboxes as they could with festive food items, treats and small toys/activities. The kind hearted Sixth Formers got Withburga girls from all year groups on board and, as a result, they...

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  • Dauntsey’s Dozen for a Festive Read

    Dauntsey’s Dozen are 12 books the School’s English Department would like pupils to have read independently during their time at the School. The list offers inspiration for those hoping to distract children from their electronic devices over Christmas. Andrew Brown, Head of English at Dauntsey’s, said: “It has been a very difficult challenge for the Department to select just twelve books but we wanted to encourage pupils to keep a book by their bed and develop the habit of reading...

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  • Stamford High School Flag goes to Antarctica

    A Year 7 student from Stamford High School has won a flag designing competition, meaning her flag travelled to Antarctica with a Scientist in late November. Students from across Year 7 at SHS entered their designs for an Antarctic flag in a competition organised by the British Antarctic Survey.  A finalist was selected per form group, based on design and how well they adhered to the given brief. Lola Butler was selected as the School’s overall winner. Lola’s design includes one penguin...

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  • New Head of Sixth Form promotes fee-assisted places at Pocklington School

    Tim Morris, the new Head of Sixth Form at Pocklington School, is keen to encourage students from across the region to consider applying to the School’s Sixth Form as they consider their Post 16 options. Up to 100% fee assistance is available to applicants who have the spirit and drive to make the most of the many opportunities the School offers but would otherwise not be able to afford to attend. Mr Morris said: “As someone who is new to...

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  • Independent School of the Year 2020 – Performing Arts

    Wells Cathedral School are delighted to announce they have won Independent School of the Year 2020 in the Performing Arts category. The award seeks to highlight the exceptional opportunities that pupils experience in the Performing Arts at Wells, with praise for its elite and general programmes being noted by the judges’ panel. The Drama Department provides a hugely rich, varied and inspiring programme of theatre trips and visiting professional workshops. Its Trinity Speech and Drama programme continues to flourish, with...

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  • Exciting new Erasmus+ project for King’s Ely and two European partner schools

    KING’S Ely students with a love for learning languages and experiencing different cultures are to reap the benefits of a new Erasmus+ project. King’s Ely has secured funding from the European Commission and British Council to deliver ‘The Village’ – a collaborative project involving King’s Ely and two of its partner schools, IES Andrés Vandelvira in Albacete, Spain and College Chaloupe Saint-Leu in La Reunion, France. The two-year project will involve dozens of students from each school and the aim...

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