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  • Jane Gandee

    St Swithun’s headmistress raises money for girls in care by running the 33-mile St Swithun’s Way

    ‘The Bramston Bursary Foundation was established in the name of Anna Bramston who founded St Swithun’s in 1884 with the vision to provide talented and hard-working girls, irrespective of background, with the opportunity to reach their full potential through education. The Foundation aims to provide two full life-changing transformational bursaries every year to girls in care, or on the brink of care but living at home, whom our partner charity and local authority experts believe would thrive emotionally and academically...

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  • St John's College

    Students Thrive at St John’s College

    A Level Success: Students Thrive at St John’s College.... St John’s College in Southsea wide-ability school has a Sixth Form of 90 students. Well-regarded for its pastoral ethos and strong sense of community, the 38 students receiving their results today have taken advantage of the wealth of support and expert advice over the two-year A-Level course. Head Girl, Hannah was thrilled to receive her results, two A*s and an A in History, Politics and English. Hannah said, “I was extremely...

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  • Kings Ely Drama

    King’s Ely Drama team earns 5* review at Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2019

    “A theatrical triumph in every respect”and “an energetic piece, undertaken with enthusiasm and panache by its talented, young cast”, are among sterling comments made by reviewers of the play, which starred more than 20 King’s Ely Senior students and was written by King’s Ely’s Director of Drama and Theatre, Nick Huntington. But it wasn’t just Nick Huntington and the young thespians who made the production a success – everything from the choreography to the stage management and the set design...

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  • Introducing ‘Embley’ – Hampshire Collegiate School’s new name and visual identity

    Hampshire Collegiate School is excited to announce that with effect from September, it will be renamed ‘Embley’ and the school will have a new visual identity to strengthen and modernise how it is represented to pupils, families, colleagues and the communities it works with. The new logo shows a double headed eagle – a symbol of hope, strength and courage – and the Hampshire Rose, both of which are woven into the original architecture that you can see today in...

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    St Edmund’s shortlisted for performing arts in the Independent School of the Year Awards 2019

    The annual St Edmund’s Festival held at the end of the academic year demonstrates the school’s commitment to the arts, with world-class professionals performing and working alongside the pupils, giving them unique opportunities to immerse themselves in the performing arts. And it was very timely that on the first day of the Festival 2019 the school heard it had been shortlisted for the Independent School of the Year Awards 2019 in the category of performing arts. The judges will make...

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  • New training centre

    Olympic gold medallist opens new training centre for Gordon’s rowers

    George started rowing at the aged of 13 and was a Cambridge Blue, rowing against Oxford in the Boat Race four times. He won the World Championship at Junior and U23 level, Olympic gold and bronze, three World titles and two European crowns in five seasons. He retired from rowing after winning gold at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in the men’s coxless fours. Rowing is a growing sport at Gordon’s and has become a popular choice of co-curricular activity...

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  • GCSE

    Fifth form post-GCSE programme at Fettes College

    visiting the Scottish Gallery of Modern Art for the NOW exhibition of contemporary art exploring themes of change, growth and decay including works by French artist Aurélien Froment, sculptor and installation artist Roger Hiorns and Scottish artist Charles Avery visiting the Court of Session, Sheriff Court and High Court to see law in action with everything from tax law to assault being heard in court a day replicating a United Nations Conference led by a number of lower sixth-form pupils,...

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  • Sherborne Girls

    New £11m Arts Centre opens at Sherborne Girls

    Sherborne Girls celebrated the official opening of its new arts centre, The Merritt Centre, on Wednesday 26 June with a spectacular concert featuring Dame Emma Kirkby, former pupil and world-renowned soprano. Dame Emma carried out the formal ‘ribbon-cutting’ ceremony before taking to the stage to perform alongside the school’s senior choir in a memorable event that truly showcased the recital hall’s magnificent acoustics. The opening concert was the highlight in a week-long series of creative, musical and theatrical performances, many...

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  • New Kingswood Principal And Head Of Senior School Appointed For September 2020

    Kingswood School Chairman of Governors, Tim Westbrook, has announced that the Governing Body have appointed Mr Andrew Gordon-Brown to succeed Simon Morris as Principal of the Kingswood Foundation and Head of the Senior School from September 2020. Educating around 1100 pupils aged 9  months to 18 years, the Lansdown school is one the UK’s leading co-educational day and boarding schools. Andrew Gordon-Brown is currently Head of Truro School, which is a member of the Methodist Independent Schools Trust and therefore...

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  • RNIB Aysgarth to Aysgarth Walk

    RNIB Aysgarth to Aysgarth Walk

    The walk took place over the 16 miles from Aysgarth Falls, where the School was founded, to Newton-le-Willows, the current site of Aysgarth School. Over 370 walkers took part in the event, with younger children joining the route at either the 10 mile or 5 mile points. The pupils were inspired to take on this challenge by fellow pupil Archie Hare (aged 10), who is visually impaired. Archie addressed the school in assembly and explained about the importance of the...

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