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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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  • Stamford among top 12 debating teams in the country

    The Stamford Endowed Schools’ Sixth Form debating team have become one of the top 12 school debating teams in the country, following success at the East Midlands Regional Final of the English-Speaking Union Schools’ Debating Mace. Stamford’s team, comprising Oliver Fraser and Harry Laventure, both in Year 13, and Kitty Henderson, Year 12, participated in the first round of the competition in January against 5 local schools, before taking part in the East Midlands Regional Championship on Zoom in late...

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  • Dragon 2020 Highlights

    The Dragon is one of the leading Prep schools in the UK educating boys and girls from 4-13 years old. The School has increased the flexibility of its boarding options to meet the needs of modern families. Ten family-style boarding houses run by dedicated Houseparents surround the School in leafy North Oxford. Families can choose full or weekly boarding with many day pupils also spending regular nights as day boarders. The School has introduced a new weekly London Bus taking...

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  • King’s Ely student to represent UK in European Girls’ Mathematical Olympiad

    A KING’S Ely pupil has been selected to represent the UK in an international mathematics competition for girls. Eleanor MacGillivray, who is in Year 12 at King’s Ely Senior, is no stranger to academic success, particularly when it comes to mathematics and other STEM subjects. But the hard-working Sixth Former has just secured her biggest achievement in a UK Mathematics Trust (UKMT) competition yet – being one of only four students chosen to form the UK team for the European...

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  • Trent College Launches Unique One Year GCSE Programme to International Boarders

    Students undertaking the One Year Programme will take examinations in up to 9 GCSE subjects depending on their academic and English (spoken/written) profile. The programme is unique and tailored to the needs of each individual with Trent College staff ensuring that each student’s programme is ideally matched to their academic profile.  The programme covers a range of core subjects including English, mathematics, modern foreign languages and science. In addition, students can also choose subjects including geography, history, Latin, business studies, music, religious studies and classical civilization.  International students at Trent College are fully integrated into every aspect of school life, living and working...

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  • ARCO diploma for dedicated King’s Ely musician

    Miriam, 17, says she is “delighted” to have been awarded the diploma, which is something very few organists achieve while still at school. Miriam, who joined King’s Ely Senior in Year 9 as a member of the Girl Choristers of Ely Cathedral Choir, said: “I am delighted to have been awarded the ARCO diploma. It has certainly been a challenge, but I have enjoyed the opportunity to learn more repertoire, improve my keyboard skills, and study music theory and history.”...

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  • Dragon School supporting the local community

    Philanthropy is embedded into the curriculum at Dragon School and members of their community have been supporting several initiatives in Oxford during lockdown, which are here described by Ellie King, Director of Social Impact at the Dragon. Windale Readers Dragon volunteers who usually go into Windale Primary School in Blackbird Leys to listen to children reading each week have kept this important literacy programme going via an online Book Circle. 12 Dragon community members recorded themselves reading stories for the...

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  • New weekly and part time boarding packages available at Pocklington School

    New weekly and part time boarding packages have been launched by Pocklington School in a drive to provide more flexible options for families juggling busy lives and work schedules. The new weekly boarding package runs Monday morning to Friday evening, giving pupils the opportunity to spend time with their family, with the possibility of representing the school at a Saturday fixture.  A range of flexible options are also available within the new package, such as a complimentary pick-up and drop...

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