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  • Sherborne Girls teacher adds a touch of drama to historic Company of Dyers

    Ros Johnson, Head of Academic Drama at Sherborne Girls, was placed in a different kind of spotlight last week when she became the first female Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Dyers – an institution which has existed for 550 years. Ros Johnson, Head of Academic Drama at Sherborne Girls, was placed in a different kind of spotlight last week when she became the first female Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Dyers – an institution which has existed for...

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  • English Channel Swimmers donate £7200

    Record-breaking Channel Swimmers donate £7200 to local hospital Neonatal Unit... Students from Taunton School who swam the English Channel for charity have donated over £7200 to the Neonatal Unit at Musgrove Park Hospital in Taunton. In the autumn of 2019, twelve school girls and boys from Taunton Preparatory School in Somerset became the youngest relay teams ever to swim the English Channel at just 12-years-old. They managed the 22-mile feat in just 12 hours 38 minutes. Many of those who took...

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  • SES impress with ‘Alice’s Wonderland Adventures’ themed Showcase of Dance

    Over 80 students from across all year groups at Stamford High School and Stamford School have performed a showcase of dance, themed around ‘Alice’s Wonderland Adventures’. Students have been rehearsing for the production since the start of the Autumn term, fitting in rehearsals around their studies and other co-curricular activities. Using a narrative provided to them, alongside some staff guidance, the students choreographed each section of the show; allowing them to develop their teamwork, musicality and the artistry they are...

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  • Stamford Students win ‘All the World’s Your Stage’ competition

    Students from the Stamford Endowed Schools have won a multitude of awards for their performance in the ‘All the World’s Your Stage’ modern foreign language drama competition, held at the Girls Day School Trust in Nottingham. Forty students competed from five schools, creating their own short plays in French and Spanish, exploring themes relevant to their current academic studies. The day culminated in a showcase of the students’ linguistic talents, as teams performed their plays. Stamford won the overall competition,...

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  • Head of Boarding running London Marathon for SpringBoard Charity

    Jemima Edney, Head of Boarding and Co-Curricular activities at Freemen’s, is running the London Marathon on Sunday 26 April raising money for the Royal SpringBoard charity. Royal SpringBoard is a national charity that enables children from troubled or financially unstable homes to attend the very best boarding schools in the UK by providing bursary opportunities. Jemima chose this cause because “This is a wonderful charity that enables disadvantaged and vulnerable pupils to attend boarding schools like The City of London...

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  • A Promote Student Wellbeing

    A Partnership to Promote Student Wellbeing... Working together as a community to promote the happiness and wellbeing of the young people in our care. Robbie Davies, Head of Freemen's Upper School, reflects on how the School is taking steps to promote the happiness and wellbeing of students in today's society. The launch of a series of Parent Seminars hopes to help equip parents with advice on how to tackle challenges that may lie ahead. Barely a day that passes without...

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  • Dauntsey’s stages Lower School Dance Showcase 2020

    More than 200 pupils have taken to the stage in Dauntsey’s Lower School Dance Showcase; a celebration of dance featuring 17 different performances. Pupils prepared for the show during the Autumn term in lessons and extra-curricular clubs.  The show presented a variety of dance styles, showcasing the talents, versatility and enthusiasm of the pupils. The audience was treated to contemporary, street dance and jazz to name but a few. This year’s theme was Dance Through the Decades, with each form showcasing a...

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  • Taunton School Netball team through to Nationals

    The Taunton School Under 14 Netball team have been crowned Champions at the Regional Finals earning a place in the National Schools Netball Finals in March. Taunton School were the only school in the South West region who were represented in each age group at the recent Regional Schools Netball Finals in Bournemouth. The U19 team had a successful tournament claiming the Bronze medal after a very close competition. The U14 topped their age group and now progress to the...

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  • King’s Ely mathematicians victorious in national competition

    A total of 51 King’s Ely Senior mathematicians took part in the competition, which is organised each year by the UK Mathematics Trust (UKMT). More than 200,000 pupils from across the UK competed in the challenge, which is a 90-minute, multiple-choice competition designed to encourage mathematical reasoning, precision of thought, and fluency in using basic mathematical techniques to solve interesting problems. King’s Ely’s entrants achieved a total of 7 Gold, 14 Silver and 14 Bronze certificates in the competition. King’s...

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  • Downside has been placed second in Somerset and 39th nationally in the DFE performance table

    We are delighted to announce that, for adding value at A level, Downside has been placed second in Somerset and 39th nationally in the DFE performance tables, ranking our value added score in the top 30 independent schools in England. These results reflect the commitment of Downside to see every pupil achieve their very best as they progress through the School. There can be no doubt that pupils who are happy, challenged and engaged take full advantage of all the...

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