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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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  • The Downs Malvern Preparatory School

    The Downs Malvern Preparatory School celebrates an “Excellent” Inspection Report

    Inspectors from the Independent Schools Inspectorate found that The Downs Malvern Preparatory School meets its aim of “providing a first class education in a secure, caring and disciplined environment. It seeks to enable all pupils to fulfil their unique potential academically, creatively, physically, socially and spiritually”. The four Independent Schools’ and Ofsted Inspectors judged the “quality of the pupils’ academic and other achievements to be excellent” and that all pupils “make excellent progress from their starting points because of the impact leadership has...

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  • Numa Shah

    Gifted Headington School singer reaches final of CBBC talent programme

    Over the course of the show, singers were selected to take part in a sing-off with a difference – their performance was to the contestants’ mothers, who voted for their favourite. Numa won the first sing-off with a performance of King by Years and Years. She made it to the sing-off in week eight, performing Say Something by Justin Timberlake. All eight singers progressed to the semi-final, with the singer achieving the most sing-offs receiving a pass to the final....

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  • Gordons-School

    Gordon’s School piping for peace

    The 17-year-old Pipe Sergeant took up the bagpipes six years ago when he arrived at the school and was one of 1,000 pipers from across the country playing this traditional Scottish air. The event marked the start of a day in which pupils, parents and staff from Gordon’s joined together for the Parade and Remembrance Service taken by the School Chaplain the Reverend Sarah Norbron.  Dressed in their Blues uniform and accompanied by the Pipes and Drums – a unique...

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  • Careers-Convention

    Careers convention at Stamford Endowed Schools

    More than 700 pupils and parents were invited to choose from presentations and talks from industry experts, including a talk on ‘trends in the graduate employment market’ by Martin Birchall of High Fliers Research and editor of The Times Top 100 Graduate Employers. These talks were very popular and helped to demonstrate the wide range of career opportunities available to them, including school leaver programmes, graduate schemes and apprenticeships.  "More than 700 pupils and parents were invited to choose from...

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  • Hazlegrove

    Prep School Park Run encourages every child to have a go

    The Hazlegrove Park Run is a 1.8km parkland running course that takes place every Tuesday and Thursday lunchtime at 12:45pm. Boys and Girls from Year 3 to 8 come along and change into PE kit and run the beautiful course. The Hazlegrove Park Run is a 1.8km parkland running course that takes place every Tuesday and Thursday lunchtime. Boys and girls from Year 3 to 8 change into PE kit and run the beautiful course. The pupils attendances are noted...

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  • Izzy Barr Lego Masters

    St Swithun’s student is a Lego Master runner up

    Congratulations to Izzy Barr, a student at St Swithun’s School, came second alongside her father in Channel 4’s Lego Masters. The television programme offers Lego enthusiasts the chance to demonstrate their creativity and building skills in a bid to become the Lego Masters champion. A fan of the show, the 14-year-old was picked after writing to producers. She was invited to audition with her dad and build-partner Stuart. A Lego enthusiast since the age of seven, Izzy says that ‘building...

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  • Swanbourne Children In Need

    Swanbourne House children raise £862 for BBC Children in Need

    Pupils and staff at Swanbourne House School raised a magnificent £862 for BBC Children in Need 2018. Pupils came to school dressed in spots and took part in fundraising activities throughout the day, including face painting, guess the smarties in the jar, penny trail in the shape of Pudsey Bear and many more. The children enthusiastically embraced the spirit of Children In Need and were incredibly well informed about the importance of the work they do. Well done to everyone,...

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