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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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  • Choristers

    Choristers join forces to deliver beautiful virtual recordings

    ELY Cathedral Choristers have come together – virtually – to record two wonderful lockdown songs. Missing being able to sing, live and learn together on a daily basis due to Covid-19, members of both the Cathedral’s Girls’ and Boys’ Choirs, all of whom are pupils at King’s Ely, decided to join forces remotely to record two songs which mean a lot to them. The girls have recorded ‘How Shall I Sing that Majesty’, sung to Ken Naylor’s tune, Coe Fen,...

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  • St Johns

    St John’s College makes far-reaching changes for tomorrow’s world

    In a world where children are being educated for jobs that do not currently exist, it is vital that learning establishments make significant adaptations in the way students are taught. St John’s College in Southsea is doing just that! From September 2020, The Lower School (Reception to Year 4) will see students start their learning journey, with a curriculum based on child-led development and discovery. In the Middle School (Year 5 to Year 8), students will study a wider curriculum...

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    King’s Ely student’s designs shine in international fashion competition

    A TALENTED King’s Ely student and young fashion designer has been invited to showcase her creations at next year’s Cracow Fashion Week. Katie Wood, 17, will be exhibiting some of her work at Cracow Fashion Week 2021 after achieving second place in this year’s fiercely contested Polish Talent Support International Fashion Competition, organised by the Polish-American Fashion Foundation and Cracow School of Art and Fashion Design. Katie, who lives in Ely and who is in Year 13, says she is...

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