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  • New Head of Forres Sandle Manor School

    Earlier this week, the Executive Director of Forres Sandle Manor, Mr Duncan Murphy, made the announcement that Mr Mark Howe would be joining as the new Headmaster at the start of the Autumn Term 2022. Mark joins Forres Sandle Manor from his current position as Headmaster of the prestigious day and boarding school, Ipswich High School, where he has overseen significant growth on roll and successfully led key strategic developments in boarding and co-education. In his introductory statement to parents...

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  • King’s Ely student is a winner in national fashion design contest

    A TALENTED young designer at King’s Ely is celebrating victory in a prestigious competition. John-Oswald Crichton, 17, was one of eight Fashion and Textile Design students at King’s Ely to be shortlisted in the national Stitch Festival Dressmaking Competition, which was held as part of the Stitch Festival at London’s Business Design Centre from March 3rd-6th. John-Oswald, who is in Year 13 at King’s Ely Sixth Form, was voted the winner of the ‘Eveningwear Teenage’ category of the competition with...

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  • Latest Spring 2022 edition of The BSA Guide

    The Spring 2022 edition of the ‘BSA Guide to Boarding Schools’ has now been published. To view the latest edition, please click on the link below. If you would like to request a hard copy, please click here to complete the form.

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  • Dauntsey’s Unveils Jolie Brise Summer Schedule for 2022

    Dauntsey’s has announced the 2022 summer sailing programme for its Tall Ship, Jolie Brise. The programme includes seven different cruises for pupils, lasting between four and ten days. Jolie Brise will set off from the Hamble, cross the North Sea and head to Amsterdam to join the rest of the Tall Ships Fleet in the port of Harlingen. She will then take part in the famous Tall Ships Parade of Sail. Cruising-in-company with some of the other Tall Ships, Jolie...

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  • Choral Competition at Dauntsey’s

    Photograph shows: Dauntsey’s Competition winner Rhys, with adjudicator Emma Brain-Gabbott Congratulations go to Sixth Former Rhys, who won the Dauntsey’s 2022 Gilliat Singing Competition, adjudicated by the amazing soprano, Emma Brain-Gabbott. Rhys performed O Del Mio Dolce Ardor by Gluck, followed by Sondheim’s Everybody Says Don’t from Anyone Can Whistle. Emma noted the Gluck required excellent breath control to support the long musical phrases and maintain a beautiful sound. Everybody Says Don’t was a very good choice as a contrasting...

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  • Badminton School breaks ground to build ‘The Hub’

    Badminton School were enormously excited to break ground this week as building of ‘The Hub’ got underway. A modern project located at the heart of the 15-acre campus, The Hub will provide an aspiring space for pupils to learn in new and innovative ways. It will also be a social space not only to learn together, but also for interacting as a school community and with the local community. The Hub has been carefully planned to support various study strategies...

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  • Dauntsey’s Welcomes World Leading Percussionist Dame Evelyn Glennie

    Dauntsey’s has welcomed Dame Evelyn Glennie to deliver the first of the School’s Mercers’ Lectures of 2022. As one of the world’s leading percussionists, Dame Evelyn has received more than one hundred international awards; including an OBE, two Grammys, the Polar Music Prize, the Companion of Honour and a BAFTA nomination. She is renowned for leading a thousand drummers in the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games. Dame Evelyn used her opening piece, Restless - played on a...

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  • Local children develop their gameplay in netball coaching session

    Pocklington School shared its facilities and resources as part of its Schools Outreach Programme when the Head of Netball and Co-curriculum hosted a netball coaching session for 8 to 11-year-olds from local primary schools. Thirteen children from local primary schools honed their netball skills when they joined a netball coaching session at Pocklington School recently. Eight to 11-year-olds were invited to a skills-driven morning, hosted by Pocklington School's Head of Netball and Co-curriculum, Lucy Hornby. Three Sixth Form 1st Team...

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  • British Artist Sarah Graham Gives Shoutout to Year 8 Budding Artists

    Forres Sandle Manor Year 8 Art students recently received a shoutout from highly respected British photorealistic painter Sarah Graham. In 2012, Sarah was commissioned by the British band Kaiser Chiefs to paint the album cover of their singles collection ‘Souvenir’, which was released worldwide. Her work is also owned by Standard Chartered Bank, which commissioned several pieces by Sarah, including a self-portrait, for their vast global collection of contemporary portraits. Sarah’s work is studied in schools throughout the UK and...

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  • Sexey’s School celebrate ‘Good’ Ofsted rating for its boarding offer

    Following a recent Ofsted inspection, Sexey’s School are delighted to be awarded a ‘good’ rating for its boarding provision. The glowing report raises the schools social care grading to ‘good’ and takes into account how well children and young people are helped and protected and the effectiveness of leaders and managers. The key findings identified safeguarding as priority and highlighted the commitment by all staff to ensure the welfare and safety of all students. A remote social care inspection identifying...

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