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FORM THREE CHRISTINGLE MAKING!


Today, Form Three learnt about the meaning and importance of Christingles at Christmas time by making their own!
They carefully assembled the various parts of the Christingle, learning about the…

December 01, 2020
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AMELIA WINS A SPORTS SCHOLARSHIP TO CLIFTON COLLEGE

Following a demanding selection process which involved a letter of application, interviews and a face-to-face assessment, we are delighted to announce that Amelia has been awarded a Sports…

December 01, 2020
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ART SCHOLARSHIP SUCCESS FOR ADELAIDE

Following the presentation of a superb art portfolio, massive congratulations go to Adelaide on winning an Art Scholarship to Newcastle-under-Lyme School.

November 27, 2020
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ANIMAL KINGDOM GIRAFFE CRAFT!

Yesterday in Animal Kingdom pupils learnt about the tallest animal on Earth- the giraffe!
Whilst being educated on how long giraffes sleep for (sometimes only 10 minutes a day, and mostly standing…

November 27, 2020
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NURSERY MARK MAKING IN THE FROST

Our Nursery children at Yarlet school have been engaging in lots of activities linked to the weather. We had a chilly start this morning, which was perfect for our mark making in the frost, such…

November 26, 2020
Form 4 Lava Lamps

FORM 4 HAVING A 'LAVLY' TIME

In Science, Form 4 have been studying Changing State and today everyone made their very own lava lamp. The pupils were fascinated by watching the fizzy tablet slowly dissolve, releasing air bubbles…

November 25, 2020
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BERRIS PERKINS

Many younger Old Yarletians, and many of a slightly older vintage, will be very sad to learn of the death of Mrs Berris Perkins, the Head of the Pre-Prep. School from 1993 to 2003 – formative years…

November 23, 2020
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PREFECT PICNIC


As part of their reward for the dutiful and exemplary work as Prefects this term, and in particular for their efforts in the recent assessments, Form Eight were treated to a picnic and a film to…

November 23, 2020
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BREAKING NEWS WITH FORM FOUR!

Today in Humanities, as part of their learning on Natural Disasters, Form Four produced and presented a Breaking News report on a series of natural disasters around our world.

We heard about…

November 09, 2020
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THE MUSIC LIVES ON AT YARLET SCHOOL

When we had to cancel our Young Musician of the Year competition in June 2020, we were all so disappointed. However, this term we felt able to rearrange the event as we now have all pupils back in…

November 08, 2020
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RACING SUCCESS FOR ARCHIE

Following a suspension of racing since March, Archie made the trip to Lingfield Park Racecourse during half term and won the 138cm Intermediate 6 furlongs Pony Race! A huge congratulations from all…

November 03, 2020
Halloween 2020

WHAT A FABULOUS HALLOWEEN PARTY!

As normal, the Yarlet children did not disappoint with their wonderful Halloween costumes! Whilst remaining in their bubbles, children enjoyed playing spooky games, dancing at the disco which…

October 23, 2020
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WELL DONE JESSICA!

A huge congratulations to Jessica for achieving excellent marks in her Grade 4 singing and Grade 1 clarinet music examinations! Hard work during the lockdown has certainly paid off!

October 23, 2020
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PUMPKIN CARVING

Our annual Halloween Pumpkin competition was once again a sight to behold. The standard of this year’s entries was extremely high, and our pupil’s creativity not only amazed our judges but made it…

October 23, 2020
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MARSHMALLOW MAGIC!

On Monday, Reception made some delicious marshmallow lollipops as a reward for all their hard work over the last half term.

 

 

 

October 21, 2020
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BOARDING BUBBLE ENJOYS A NIGHT WALK AT DOWNS BANKS

Boarding has been more popular than ever this half term, one of the highlights being the boarding bubble night walk in Downs Banks. Children paddled in the stream and listened out for wildlife…

October 18, 2020
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FORM SIX CHRISTIAN MARRIAGE

In Religious Studies Form Six have been examining Christian rites of passage, and visited the chapel for a "re enactment" of a traditional Christian marriage.
With William as the vicar, Gabriel and…

October 15, 2020
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FORM 1'S SCRUMMY SCULPTURES!

Eva Rothschild has inspired us to make our own geometric sculptures using marshmallow and cocktail sticks. Tragically there were lots of marshmallows left, so Miss Kellie had the splendid idea of…

October 13, 2020
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ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIP SUCCESS FOR KATIE

Following an exceptionally high entrance examination result, we are delighted to announce that Katie has been awarded an Academic Scholarship to Stafford Grammar School. The first award of this…

Oct 07, 2020
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FORM 3 VIRTUAL ROMAN TOUR!

FORM THREE VIRTUAL ROMAN TOUR!
Today, Form Three discovered Deva (Roman Chester), Rome and Bath through the magic of modern-day technology.
They were given a tour of the Colosseum, where they learnt…

Oct 07, 2020
Animal Kingdom

ANIMAL KINGDOM CLUB TURTLE TALK

Animal Kingdom Club in Main School has begun swimmingly with a session on sea turtles, and threats to their natural environment. Pupils in Forms Three and Form Four learnt about how the increasing…

Sep 28, 2020
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DUAL ROLE FOR TALENTED GOAL KEEPER BERTIE

Congratulations to Bertie, who is now the U9s goalkeeper for Stoke RTC (Regional Talent Centre playing in Junior Premier League). Bertie also finds the time to continue playing for Stafford Rangers…

Sep 28, 2020
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GRACIE'S GOALKEEPING SUCCESS

Gracie has been signed as a Goalkeeper for Stoke City Girls Regional Talent Club, Under 10s.

Gracie has been playing for her local team, Stone Dominoes, since the age of 6!  Excellent achievement…

Sep 23, 2020
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FORM 5 BIKEABILITY

Form 5 enjoyed a morning on their bikes as they took part in their Level 1 Bikeability course. The pupils had to make sure their bikes were 'road ready' by checking brakes and tyres for example.…

Sep 21, 2020
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WELL DONE HELENA ON YOUR MUSICAL SUCCESS!

Many of our pupils made use of the additional time at home to practise their musical instruments.  Well done Helena who passed her Grade 3 Piano and Grade 2 Clarinet with merit during the summer…

Aug 23, 2020
Leavers 2020

OUTSTANDING COMMON ENTRANCE RESULTS FOR FORM 8

Form 8 certainly have cause to celebrate with their outstanding exam results. With 38 A grades, 20 A* grades and 8 scholarships, exhibitions or awards between them, these are truly fantastic…

Jun 19, 2020
Yarlet 2020 Camps

SUMMER HOLIDAY SPORTS & ACTIVITY CAMPS

Steve Proud and his team are delighted to be running a series of Summer Sports & Activity Camps at Yarlet during the summer holidays for pupils aged 4+, with dates and contact information for…

Jun 18, 2020
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HOUSE PET COMPETITION A GREAT SUCCESS

During Clubs, pupils in Main School were challenged to send a picture of their animal that matched the following "cat"egories- Prettiest, Funniest and Most like its Owner.
We received a huge variety…

May 25, 2020
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FRUIT FUN LED BY FORM 1

Following their DT remote learning assignment to make fruit rockets, Elliott and Harry brought enough in for everyone to enjoy!

May 01, 2020
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LEARNING ABOUT VIKINGS REMOTELY

Logan and Finlay have both loved learning about vikings in their remote history lessons this week and sharing facts with each other. Great work and also working together!

Apr 30, 2020
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NOT SURE ABOUT MEDIEVAL FOOD

Inspired by a Middle Ages recipe from his remote learning on Medieval times in History, Fraser made a Roast using ingredients that would have been found in 13th Century England. As you can see from…

Apr 30, 2020
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FORM 4 HAVE FUN WITH SCARY MAYAN MASKS

Form 4 have started their remote learning on the Ancient Mayans, a civilisation based in Central America over four thousand years ago. They were tasked with making Mayan masks, seen as symbolic in…

Apr 26, 2020
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A LOVELY DAY FOR A FAMILY BIKE RIDE

It's as important as ever to keep fit at the moment and Isla's family decided to take a family bike ride - stopping off at a well known beauty spot!

Apr 26, 2020
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HUGS FOR ISOLATED GRANDPARENTS

In response to this week's remote assembly on kindness, Maisy and Reggie have thought of a way to send their isolated grandparents hugs. I am sure they will be warmly received and what a great idea!

Apr 24, 2020
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A BUSY WEEK IN RECEPTION

Reception have been busy with their remote learning from maths and English to den building, learning about their bodies, recycling and making human sundials!

Apr 24, 2020
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TAKE A LOOK AT OUR LOVELY LADYBIRDS

Kindergarten and Nursery have had a busy week online and at home and have wowed us by making this wonderful collection, ‘ a loveliness of ladybirds’. They have produced some fantastic pictures and…

Apr 24, 2020
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SUCCESS AT STAFFORD'S LITERATURE FESTIVAL FOR SCARLET!

Stafford’s very first literature festival was due to take place this April and many of Yarlet’s budding authors entered their writing competition. Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, the event to be…

Apr 15, 2020
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153 metres social distance!

The glorious weather has helped to make looking after the children of critical workers a pleasure this week and pupils took social distancing to a new level when they made a functioning tin can…

Mar 25, 2020
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YARLET CHILDREN REACH OUT TO THE COMMUNITY

Pupils thought it would be a lovely idea to reach out to the elderly community during this difficult time. The children were concerned that residents of care homes would be feeling the impact of…

Mar 25, 2020
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WHAT A WAY TO END THE WEEK!

We end the week as we started it - with fabulous news! This time we celebrate the tremendous achievement of Zoe, who has achieved a DISTINCTION in her Grade 1 Piano Examination. A first for a six…

Mar 20, 2020
Anti Racism

SHOW RACISM THE RED CARD WINNERS!

Pupils in Main School have been taking part in a competition to present their views on showing racism the "red card"- demonstrating that segregation and prejudice have no holding in schools and in…

Mar 20, 2020
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CASTLE WIN CHESS COMPETITION!

Yarlet's inaugural Inter-House Chess Competition took place on Thursday, and over thirty children took part to pit their wits against each other across the chess boards.
It was Castle House which…

Mar 20, 2020
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YARLET SUCCESSFULLY LAUNCHES GOOGLE CLASSROOM

Following today's news, just to confirm that Yarlet has launched its Google Classroom platform! Lots of eager children raring to continue their excellent education, albeit online. Thank you for all…

Mar 18, 2020
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HISTORICAL EVIDENCE WORKSHOP FOR FORMS 7 AND 8

Form 7 and 8 were visited by Mr Mackridge, Head of History at Shrewsbury School.
Mr Mackridge led a very insightful and in-depth workshop on how to tackle the Evidence Essay, an essential component of…

Mar 16, 2020
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YARLET'S WORLD BOOK DAY EXTRAVAGANZA

Wednesday 11th March saw Yarlet celebrate World Book Day with a huge array of informative and entertaining sessions led by our resident storyteller, Alan Barrett. To kick us off, the children sat…

Mar 12, 2020
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MARBLE RUN MAYHEM!

Today, Forms 5 and 6, along with visiting Spanish pupils, were faced with a marble run challenge. Pupils were split into teams and their objective was to use the scrap resources available to them…

Mar 10, 2020
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OUR SPANISH FRIENDS

Pre-prep had a lovely time getting to know our Spanish visitors this afternoon. Embracing the British weather, we headed out in the rain on a nature scavenger hunt. Every Spanish friend was teamed…

Mar 10, 2020
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REPTON CHALLENGE CHAMPIONS!

We are so incredibly proud of the Form 6 children who ventured to Repton on Sunday to take part in the Repton Challenge – and won it! Competing against 7 other schools, the children were tasked with…

Mar 10, 2020
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FORM 8 SNOWDON CHARITY WALK

On Saturday the 7th we were planning to climb up Snowdon for our charity walk for Age UK. Unfortunately, we had to change our plan due to bad weather. Winds of 50 miles per hour were forecasted on…

Mar 09, 2020
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FORM 4 BAKE AND DECORATE THEIR OWN DELICIOUS BISCUITS

This term, Form 4 pupils have been completing a Biscuit design brief in DT.  During this brief they have been experimenting with different biscuit ingredients, taste testing and analysing a variety…

Mar 09, 2020
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FORM 3 HANGING AROUND

 

Form 3 just hanging around this morning in our beautiful grounds!

Mar 06, 2020
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KINDERGARTEN - PEOPLE WHO HELP US!

Today we had a visit from the ambulance service. We have learnt a lot about how paramedics look after people when they are poorly. We loved trying on the paramedics uniform and seeing the…

Mar 03, 2020
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FORM FOUR COMMON ENTRANCE CHALLENGE!

Today Form Four were set a difficult challenge in Geography; using a full sized Ordnance Survey map, they had to locate both four and six figure grid references and locations, set out in the Common…

Mar 02, 2020
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YARLET CHOIR 'GOTTA SING' AT STAFFORD GATEHOUSE THEATRE

Senior Choir members were delighted to take part in this year’s ‘Stafford’s Gotta Sing’ show at the town’s Gatehouse Theatre.  The choir’s repertoire was both challenging and varied and included a…

Mar 02, 2020
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PANCAKE RACES 2020!

The whole school met on our astro this morning for the much anticipated annual pancake races. Each of the children had to run and then flip their pancakes, only a few got lost in the wind! Knight…

Feb 25, 2020
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FORM 5 & 6 RECITAL EVENING

On 31st January we had the pleasure in watching the instrumental pupils from Forms 5 & 6 confidently showcase their musical talents. There was a range of instrumental performances from Singing,…

Feb 25, 2020
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Yarlet School extends it bus route

Following a successful launch, Yarlet's first bus route to and from Newport will be extended to include Cosford and surrounding areas.

The bus will drop off and collect children from:

Cosford
Mere…

Feb 17, 2020
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HEART PROJECT DAY

What a superb day we have had! Children in Reception to Form 8 were put into mixed groups and then travelled around school to 9 very exciting activities that had been organised for them, all based…

Feb 14, 2020
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SHREWSBURY ESSAY WRITING COMPETITION SUCCESS


Huge congratulations to Harvey who won the category for Form 5 boys' in the essay writing competition. The children were tasked with writing a 500 word essay with the title, 'Is the greatest threat…

Feb 14, 2020
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FRIENDSHIP DISCO FUN

A great night was had by all in the Main School Friendship disco. The children boogied away to an array of music and had a fabulous time.

Feb 14, 2020
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F5 & F6 RECITAL EVENING

 

On 31st January we had the pleasure in watching the instrumental pupils from Forms 5 & 6 confidently showcase their musical talents. There were a range of instrumental performances from Singing,…

Feb 14, 2020
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PUPILS GO BACK TO THE 1980's and 1990's!

Today in Clubs pupils looked at some television shows from the childhood of some of our staff - including the Animals of Farthing Wood (a cartoon about wildland animals who had to find a new home…

Feb 12, 2020
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LOVE IS IN THE AIR ....

Nursery children have been very busy making special chocolate cakes, complete with heart marshmallows to celebrate Valentine’s Day. They were all very keen to get involved and decided the best bit…

Feb 12, 2020
Big Band Day 2020

BIG BAND DAY AT SHREWSBURY SCHOOL

Shrewsbury School invited a selection of our instrumental pupils to take part in a ‘Big Band Day’. The children enjoyed a range of improvisation and musical workshops learning four orchestral…

Feb 12, 2020
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MOUNT RECEPTION ERUPTS!

Breaking news!  Mount reception erupted yesterday afternoon - the only casualties were the dinosaur population residing on the volcano!

Feb 11, 2020
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ENQUIRING MINDS WANT TO KNOW!!

Form 1's science topic this half term has been Light and Dark and, whilst the children have loved learning the curriculum objectives, it has really sparked their scientific curiosity and we have…

Feb 10, 2020
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YARLET PUPILS 'FIND THEIR BRAVE'

This year's Children’s Mental Health Week is all about ‘finding your brave’, whether that be sharing worries, asking for help or just building confidence, self-esteem and looking after yourself.…

Feb 06, 2020
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FORM THREE SAXON SETTLEMENTS

Last week Form Three created their own replica Saxon Settlements in History. During the process of constructing huts, halls and churches, pupils learnt that villages were small, many people lived…

Feb 04, 2020
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RECEPTION'S PALAEONTOLOGISTS

Reception have been carefully digging for dinosaur fossils today. They’ve had to carefully use brushes and tiny sticks to remove the fossils from the rocks (chocolate chips from the cookies). They…

Jan 30, 2020
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FORM 6 HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL WORKSHOP

Today, Form 6 attended a Holocaust Memorial Workshop and tour at the National Memorial Arboretum.
They learnt about the value of respect and tolerance, and some of the ways in which genocide can…

Jan 28, 2020
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RECEPTION HAVE BEEN DINOTASTIC!

Reception have been Dinotastic! Miss Megan taught them all about dinosaur eggs and how big they could be, then she made dinosaur eggs from balloons and water. The children froze these eggs and…

Jan 27, 2020
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FUND RAISING NEWS

Check out our notice board for ways you can help us to establish a Forest School at Yarlet and develop the Pre Prep outdoor areas.

Jan 24, 2020
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NIGHT WALK AT DOWNS BANKS

It was a cold, dark and misty January night so boarders went for a walk in the woods at Downs Banks and had tremendous fun!

Jan 23, 2020
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YARLET HOST THE FARADAY CHALLENGE

On Wednesday 15th January we were invited to host this year's Faraday Challenge. Along with two teams from Yarlet, we invited four other teams to join us from Walton Priory and St Dominic's…

Jan 16, 2020

WELL DONE WILLIAM ON HIS SPORTS EXHIBITION SUCCESS!

Following a rigorous assessment at the end of last term, we have just heard that William Betteley has been offered a Year 7 Sports Exhibition to Denstone College. After much deliberation, William…

Jan 08, 2020
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FABULOUS CHRISTMAS FAIR

Thank you so much for all your contributions to the Christmas Fair, it was a great afternoon and with all your support it was very successful. We have made a little over £2800, which is incredible.…

Dec 12, 2019
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SOPHIE'S DENSTONE SUCCESS

We are delighted to announce that Sophie, our Head Girl, has been awarded a Sports Scholarship and Music Exhibition at Denstone. Very well deserved for such an 'All Round' young lady. We are very…

Dec 12, 2019
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REPTON AWARD

Huge congratulations to Ellen on her Music Tuition Award on Flute awarded by Repton School. This is an amazing achievement and accompanies the CB Fry Scholarship Ellen was awarded last year. Well…

Dec 10, 2019
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CHRISTMAS CHRISTINGLE CREATIONS!

Today, Form Three learnt about the symbolism of a Christingle, a traditional Christian church creation. They made wonderful Christingles using a large orange, red ribbon, a candle and dolly…

Dec 10, 2019
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DROP AND SHOP ACTIVITY DAYS

Steve Proud and his sports team have organised a holiday sports club for the week beginning Monday 16th December.  If you would like to 'drop and shop' to enable you to do your last minute Christmas…

Dec 09, 2019
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FORM SEVEN MOCK DEBATE!

Form Seven delegates took to the podium in an informal Model UN style debate, to discuss and debate key issues in our world, the focus this time being overpopulation. With world figures set to rise…

Dec 03, 2019
Odd Socks Competition

ODD SOCKS COMPETITION!

Last week, Form 8 Prefects led a competition for pupils in Form 3 and Form 4 to design the most bizarre and creative pair of odd socks. 

Odd Socks were an essential part of Anti-Bullying week, and…

Nov 27, 2019