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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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  • Jaw-dropping harmonies, inventive lyrics and slick dance moves: Thursday night was a cappella night at Downside School as singing sensation The Other Guys performed a medley of songs in the school’s theatre.

    The Other Guys: A cappella Like You’ve Never Heard Before

    Scotland’s premier all-male a cappella ensemble, The Other Guys (TOG), was founded in 2004 by a group of friends at the University of St Andrews who shared a love of the genre. Group members have changed over the years but the energy, quality and originality of their offering remains untouchable. Their style is ingenious – mixing classical and contemporary numbers – some by other artists and some written by the group themselves. Earlier in the day the group surprised Downside...

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  • Take your child’s hand and enjoy the boarding journey together

    Take your child’s hand and enjoy the boarding journey together: Boarding works when it is a family choice. Head of Boarding, Regan Schreiber explains: ‘Harper Lee once said that you never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view... Until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it. After almost twenty years of houseparenting, I finally “climbed” in to the skin of a boarding parent. I thought that I had heard it...

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  • Discover, develop and dare at the Dragon Oxford

    The Dragon in Oxford has a long-standing reputation for inspiring the creativity and imagination of its pupils. From September 2020, the horizons of young Dragons will be broadened even further with the introduction of the DragonQUEST Saturday enrichment curriculum. Careful timetable planning has enabled the replacement of formal Saturday morning lessons with a more flexible and innovative approach, designed to appeal to all young Dragons - whether they are full boarders, flexible boarders or day children. DragonQUEST is being introduced...

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  • Dauntsey’s production is a hit

    A cast of 160 pupils, supported by more than 30 technical crew and band members, have delighted sell-out audiences with a challenging, energetic and exciting production of In the Heights. From the writer of Hamilton and Disney's Moana, Lin-Manuel Miranda's musical tells the story of a vibrant community in New York's Washington Heights neighbourhood.  Photograph shows: Pupils from Dauntsey’s performing In the Heights to sell-out audiences The show received standing ovations from audiences totalling some 3,000 who watched performances over the five-night run. The cast...

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  • King’s Ely Rugby squad makes school history!

    King’s Ely Rugby squad enjoys unbeaten season – and makes school history! KING’S Ely’s 1st XV Rugby team has made school history by winning every single match they played this season. The squad won all eleven of their games this season, putting them at the top of the UK Schools Rugby League and making them winners of the East Anglia Independent Schools 1st XV Rugby Trophy. Captain of the 1st XVs Callum Hall scored 114 points, winger Arthur Plews achieved...

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  • Mock Election

    MOCK GENERAL ELECTION HELD AT KINGHAM HILL SCHOOL

    At Kingham Hill School, a lovely boarding school in the Cotswolds, we decided to hold a mock general election to give the pupils a chance of sharing in the democratic process. Five Sixth Form politics pupils put themselves forward to represent the following parties: Liberal Democrats, Brexit Party, Plaid Cymru, Labour and the Conservatives.  We held hustings attended by the whole school where the five candidates laid out their policies for government. All pupils and staff were invited to vote...

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  • Ant Middleton Adventurer

    Adventurer and TV Presenter Ant Middleton Visits Dauntsey’s

    Dauntsey’s has recently welcomed the adventurer, TV presenter and former soldier, Ant Middleton, as part of the School’s Mercers’ Lecture series.  Ant presented his lecture to a sell-out audience of some 950 pupils, staff and members of the local community, talking about his journey from life in the British military through to his role today as an inspirational survival expert. Ant built his lecture around four ‘columns’ to visualise the route to become a stronger person.  One of these columns...

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